We are partnering with community development initiatives in BuffaloColumbus and San Antonio to improve the quality of schools for kids and, at the same time, build job and parenting skills for their parents.

  • Launching a financial coaching pilot program for parents in the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood.
  • Linking data from various public systems — such as schools, housing and labor — in San Antonio to accurately track outcomes for neighborhood kids and their families.
  • Bringing together local partners in Ohio to develop a vision and goals for their community and determine how best to serve children and their parents.

Providing grants, staff support and consulting to established local initiatives already improving outcomes and conditions for kids and families in high-poverty neighborhoods to:

From the Blog

Six Questions on Family-Centered Practice With Alex Barkley in Columbus

Alex Barkley, collaborations manager at Community Properties of Ohio, shares his perspective on embracing a family-centered practice. In this post, he discusses challenges to collaborating across organizations, how data underpins this work, and more.

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Our Partners on the Ground


M&T Bank, the Westminster Foundation and others lead this public-private partnership to revitalize a northeast Buffalo neighborhood of about 12,300 residents. 

San Antonio

This initiative, led by United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and the San Antonio Housing Authority, focuses on a neighborhood just south of downtown that is home to nearly 18,000 residents.


Two families share why they live in Weinland Park — a Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood at the center of a local community change initiative.