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Implementing A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty

| June 11, 2019 |

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) recently released a landmark study, A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty, which confirms that child poverty is

2018 Congressional Scorecard

| May 8, 2019 |

THE FIRST FOCUS CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN CONGRESSIONAL SCORECARD Our nation’s children face an array of problems, including poverty, violence, abuse, neglect, hunger, education inequity,

Bill and Vote Trackers – The 116th Congress

| May 6, 2019 |

Our child policy experts rate the current bills and votes in Congress. Do they help kids or harm kids? Find out with our

The Proactive Kids Agenda for the 116th Congress

| December 13, 2018 |

Any policies that affect children should base their foundations on the best interests of the child.

Champions for Children 2017

| July 19, 2018 |

Our nation’s children face an array of problems, including poverty, violence, abuse, neglect, hunger, poor nutrition, education inequity, homelessness, lack of health coverage, infant and

Policy Recommendations for Children and Families Facing Eviction

| July 18, 2017 |

Each year, millions of American families are evicted from their homes. Families with children are evicted at much higher rates, and children who experience

America’s Report Card 2012: Policy Recommendations

| October 11, 2012 |

Our partner organization First Focus and Save the Children released in October 2012 America’s Report Card 2012: Children in the US. Commissioned by former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Sen.

Families of the Recession

| January 1, 2010 |

One in seven American children has an unemployed parent as a result of the current recession, known by many as the “Great Recession.” These 10.5 million children are more likely to experience homelessness, suffer from child abuse, fail to complete high school or college, and live in poverty as adults than other children.

Creating Jobs and Supporting Homeless Students

| January 1, 2010 |

Public schools kept nearly 800,000 homeless students in school during the 2007-08 school year with the support of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. The number of homeless students entering our classrooms continues to grow, and school districts need additional support to help these children and youth stay in school even though they have
lost their homes.

A Child-Focused Jobs Package

| December 1, 2009 |

The United States is facing a deep recession with an unemployment rate of ten percent. 15 million Americans are out of work and nearly six million have been so for six months or more. Unemployment not only tightens a family’s budget, but directly impacts children’s futures. Studies have shown that a parent’s unemployment has negative effects on a child’s education, future earning potential, and emotional well-being.