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Atlanta Civic Site: The Importance of Partners

Our work in the Atlanta Civic Site relies on a number of partners to promote academic success for kids and economic opportunities for parents and to transform neighborhoods. Learn more about the many organizations and agencies that help children, families and communities thrive.

November 19, 2013

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Why Income Inequality Hurts Kids and Families

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The American Dream — the idea that anyone who is determined and works hard can get ahead — has long defined the promise of the United States. Yet the reality is that life chances for Americans are now determined to a significant degree by the wealth of our parents. The dream that hard work will lead to greater opportunity is increasingly challenging to realize.

March 11, 2014

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Child Poverty Remains Steady in 2012 After Four-Year Rise

For the first time since the start of the Great Recession, the U.S. child poverty rate did not increase, holding steady at 23% (16.4 million children). Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia saw their child poverty rate stay the same or decrease between 2011 and 2012 — a positive trend, although most states' rates are still considerably above pre-recession levels.

September 2, 2013

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McCarthy Speaks at Community and Diversity in American Life Colloquium

President and CEO Patrick T. McCarthy spoke at the Community and Diversity in American Life forumat the University of Maryland, College Park. He focused on the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book and work done by the Foundation in areas of strengthening families, communities and opportunity for all.

November 30, 2011

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Pierce County Illustrates Rewards of Digging Deeper Into Data to Reduce Bias

The Washington Supreme Court's newsletter, Full Court Press, reported on a presentation by Pierce County JDAI before the state Supreme Court. The meeting, attended by Superior Court judges and statewide juvenile justice leaders, was convened to look at bias and disproportionality in the juvenile justice system.

April 8, 2013

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