State Partner Organizations

The WPFP partners with existing state nonprofit organizations to systematically analyze the conditions of working families and state policies related to workforce development. This data-driven and objective assessment identifies policy issues that warrant attention if states are to effectively serve working families. The state partners use different strategies to achieve their missions, but all work to inform policy decisions through objective analysis and the use of WPFP-generated data.

For a list of our partners and a link to their State Policy Assessment Reports, see the drop down menu below.

State Partner Issue Reports

Many of the WPFP state partners have developed issue reports in their work to advance state policies that benefit working low-income families. Several state policy briefs and reports that focus on working low-income families are available by topic area.

Inactive State Partners

View reports from inactive state partners (Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Utah.)


As a result of their involvement in the Project, state nonprofits have helped make substantial improvements in policies and practices around education and training, economic development and work supports to assist low-income working families achieve economic security. In recent years, as the U.S. economy continues to struggle, WPFP state partners have pushed forward and seen success in a number of policy areas, including protecting access to public benefits, improving the conditions of employment for workers, expanding funding for job-specific occupational and technical skills and developmental education, and expanding child care funding.

WPFP periodically releases progress reports that detail the positive policy and program changes accomplished in the partner states. In 2012, we published an update of policy accomplishments WPFP state partners helped achieve and in 2011, a series of updates highlighted state partner’s contributions to state policy accomplishments: :