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The Children’s Defense Fund has always believed that “children do not come in pieces” and that children need comprehensive, integrated supports and services from birth through adulthood. How does America achieve this goal with the existing fragmented education and health and human services systems? A new Harvard Education Press book, Improving the Odds for America’s Children: Future Directions in Policy and Practice, diagnoses current obstacles to progress and promotes key recommendations for child and family policy going forward. Hillary Rodham Clinton says of the new book: “This important collection of ideas about how to improve the odds for America’s children should be required reading for policy makers across the country.” Order the book today.
Evictions Hurt Black Women as Much as Incarceration Hurts Black Men
June 16, 2014, The Washington Post
When Innocent People Go To Prison, States Pay
June 16, 2014, NPR
Supreme Court Rules Against 'Straw Purchasers' of Guns
June 16, 2014, USA Today
Home, Food or Health Care: A Choice Many Renters Can't Afford
June 15, 2014, NPR
Today we mourn the loss of Maya Angelou’s powerful presence. Remember. Pay tribute by listening to her beautiful words and her lyrical poetry.
An extraordinary young leader who at age 22 became the youngest city council member in Stockton, California, Michael shares his story of growing up poor and Black and male and suggests powerful ways to help others get the education they need to succeed.
Prime your congregation for action with this year’s National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths® manual.
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