Category Archives: Children

Urge Congress to Get More Summer Meals to Children in Need

From No Kid Hungry (http://www.nokidhungry.org/): More than 100 No Kid Hungry volunteers and advocates were on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress on Wednesday, urging them to take steps to improve summer meals programs to reach more kids … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: Stand for Children in the Federal Budget

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): We need your help to create a ruckus. The Senate and House budget proposals threaten crucial lifelines for our most vulnerable children and families. Please call your members of Congress today and tell them … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Stop the Cuts that Hurt the Most Vulnerable

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): We really need your help.  Deep, devastating unfair cuts to critical programs that support our most vulnerable children and families passed the Senate and House in FY2016 budget resolutions. Both budget proposals chose to … Continue reading

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2015 Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry—July 20-24, Haley Farm, Tennessee

The 2015 Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry registration with an early bird discount is now open at http://cdf.childrensdefense.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=101301&s_promoCode=Earlybird! You will not want to miss the 21st annual Proctor Institute, “How Long Must I Cry for Help?” Bending the Arc … Continue reading

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Let’s Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation (Action and Resource)

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Scroll to end for highlighted actions and resources. By Marian Wright Edelman Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside … Continue reading

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State of Child Welfare in Pennsylvania

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Our latest State of Child Welfare report, released this week, details how much-needed improvements to Pennsylvania’s child protection laws and an increased public awareness of child abuse and neglect are helping to fuel an … Continue reading

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Congress Heard Your Voice; Bipartisan CHIP Bill Passes—Say Thanks to Your Rep, Urge Senators to Support

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): Your phone calls urging your Representative to fund CHIP as-is worked! The U.S House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—March 27, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Early Head Start Director—Maternity Care Coalition

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Early Head Start Director—Maternity Care Coalition

Maternity Care Coalition (MCC), a dynamic nonprofit, works to improve maternal and child health and well-being through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers and communities. MCC is Pennsylvania’s largest Early Head Start provider. The Early Head Start Director provides … Continue reading

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Congress Should Pass Four More Years of Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to avoid cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians … Continue reading

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