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The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, in collaboration with the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, is seeking families in Wayne County with children ages 0-5 to participate in a study. The study will help us understand how we can better serve families with young children. Families who complete the study will receive a $150 gift card for their participation.

What is G.O.A.L.S.? 

G.O.A.L.S. (Gain Opportunity to Achieve Lasting Success), a Social Innovation Fund initiative, is a strengths-based community initiative for families with children under five. This program helps families identify and navigate through life’s stressors by setting goals and providing resources they may need to meet those goals. We believe an engaged parent, one who is connected to tools, resources, and knowledge, will have the most impact in supporting children of our community. This program will be rigorously evaluated over three years to determine whether the possible outcomes of the program were successfully met.

What’s involved?

  • Meet with a Family Support Coordinator to complete assessments about your child’s development, your parenting skills, and the overall well-being of the family.
  • Receive personalized feedback on your family’s strengths and areas for growth.
  • Learn about resources available to your family to help you meet your goals.
  • Each time a set of assessments is completed, you will receive a $50 gift card (initial meeting, 6 months, and 12 months).


Click here to view the G.O.A.L.S. Flyer.

About The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS): CNCS is the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. The agency engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

About The Social Innovation Fund (SIF): SIF was a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service that received funding from 2010 to 2016. Using public and private resources to find and grow community-based nonprofits with evidence of results, SIF intermediaries received funding to award subgrants that focus on overcoming challenges in economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development. Although CNCS made its last SIF intermediary awards in fiscal year 2016, SIF intermediaries will continue to administer their subgrant programs until their federal funding is exhausted.