Nonprofit Groups Seek to Put a Face on the Toll of Possible Spending Cuts

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Corporation for National and Community Service

YouthBuild USA, which helps low-income young people get job training, is making the case that the program saves the government money.

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Corporation for National and Community Service

YouthBuild USA, which helps low-income young people get job training, is making the case that the program saves the government money.

As Congress and President Obama debate how to avoid the automatic spending cuts and tax increases often called the fiscal cliff, many nonprofit leaders worry that politicians aren’t grasping the human toll of deep reductions to social programs.

While the Washington-insider banter centers on obtuse concepts such as sequestration, nondefense discretionary programs, and floors and ceilings for tax deductions, the thrust of the debate is far simpler for Kristen Phillips, development