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First 5 LA Names New Executive Director Karla Pleitéz Howell

11/15/2022

First 5 LA Names New Executive Director

First 5 LA recently announced its new executive director, Karla Pleitéz Howell, will start the job in January.

Advocates Say New Mexico Should do Better, in Response to Child Welfare Settlement Report

11/10/2022

New Mexico Becomes the First State to Guarantee Early Education

This week, New Mexico voters approved a measure that will invest millions of dollars into public education, including dedicated funding for early education.

10/5/2022

New York City Pledges New Investment in Foster Youth College Expenses

New York City Mayor Eric Adams with college student Sanjida Afruz during a Tuesday press conference to announce the new College Choice initiative. Photo courtesy of the Mayor’s Office.
A new program will offer financial assistance to help cover college expenses for hundreds of New York City students in foster care. 

Upstream City - Intentional Investment in the Social Fabric of Neighborhoods Can Lift Families

7/14/2022

Upstream City: Policies that Scaffold Family Life

Despite promising headwinds in "upstream" investments, New York’s safety net remains difficult and time-consuming to access and full of holes, writes Nora McCarthy.

6/28/2022

Los Angeles County Launches New Youth Development Department to Deter Crime

On Friday, Los Angeles County will launch its Department of Youth Development, amid criticism that investment in community-based efforts to keep young people out of the justice system has been too limited.

Will California sidestep federal “work first” welfare rules?

5/4/2022

Will California Sidestep Federal “Work First” Welfare Rules?

California is trying to make its cash assistance program more flexible for low-income parents. Advocates say a federal rule is hindering that.

    California senator proposes checks for low-income, homeless high school seniors

    4/7/2022

    California Senator Proposes Checks for Low-income, Homeless High School Seniors

    A California state senator wants to send no-strings-attached checks to homeless and low-income high school seniors.

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    Kansas House Rejects Bid to Eliminate Safety Net Hurdles; Senate May Add New Barrier

    3/9/2022

    Kansas House Rejects Bid to Eliminate Safety Net Hurdles; Senate May Add New Barrier

    After Kansas lawmakers rejected a bill to expand access for food assistance in the House, the Senate is now considering a bill that would limit access.

    Texas Foster Youth Get Free College Tuition, but Nearly Half of the State’s Eligible Students Don’t Use It

    2/28/2022

    Texas Foster Youth Get Free College Tuition, but Nearly Half of the State’s Eligible Students Don’t Use It

    Many Texans who were in foster care can access the state's tuition waiver program, but nearly half of the eligible college students don't use it.