Richard Buery Discusses “Family Rewards” on Al Jazeera English

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In August 2012, The Children’s Aid Society assumed management of the Family Rewards Program, a three-year, $6 million conditional cash transfer program in New York City and Memphis, Tennessee.

A project of President Obama’s Social Innovation Fund and The NYC Center for Economic Opportunity, Family Rewards engages families in high-needs neighborhoods who are receiving public benefits to pursue monthly goals in three domains—school, health and employment—and earn cash deposits for reaching them. While the program undergoes rigorous evaluation, it has already distributed over $2 million to 1,200 families, helping parents find new ways to view their economic futures and freeing children from the constraints of poverty.

Recently, Children’s Aid President & CEO Richard Buery was asked to speak about the program to Al Jazeera English. The network was exploring how countries around the globe are fighting poverty—and seeing results—with this model.

You can watch the interview here.