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Nicola Goren
Nicola Goren is the president and CEO of Washington Area Women’s Foundation, which mobilizes the community to ensure that economically vulnerable women and girls have the resources they need to thrive. Previously, Goren spent 12 years at the Corporation for National and Community Service. Prior to joining the Corporation, she spent five years in the legislative branch, first as assistant general counsel in the Congressional Budget Office and then as counsel in the Office of Compliance.

Raised in the United States and Britain, Goren is a graduate of Cornell Law School and Brandeis University. She is fluent in French and has a working knowledge of Spanish. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two sons.

Entries by Nicola Goren

Raising Minimum Wage a Good Start, But Area Legislators Should Be Bolder

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 2:43 PM

D.C. Council members did the right thing this week when they unanimously voted to raise the minimum wage in the District to $11.50 per hour. If the measure is approved by Mayor Vince Gray, the wage increase will take effect by 2016. After that it will be tied to the...

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Not Just Jobs -- Good Jobs: New Study Looks at Nontraditional Job Training Programs for Low-Income Women

(2) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 5:08 PM

Imagine working 50 or 60 hours a week and still not being able to provide the most basic necessities for your family. Imagine that, after an exhausting shift, you spend the long bus ride home grateful for the neighbor who was willing to watch your child today, but keeping your...

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The Tax Credit That's Helping Single Women-Headed Families Fight Poverty

(16) Comments | Posted January 27, 2012 | 8:30 AM

For millions of American families -- especially those headed by single women -- this tax season will offer hope, security and a potential reprieve from the crippling impact of the economy. This lifeline: the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

The EITC is widely recognized as the largest and most effective...

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New Report Highlights Barriers to Economic Security for Low-Income Women & Their Families

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 1:02 PM

How much money do you spend every month? How little could you survive on? If you're a single woman with a family in the District of Columbia, the answer could be $300 or less each month after you've spent 52 percent of your income on child care and 30 percent...

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