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April Newsletter

Invest in Children's Curiosity to Help Them Succeed

Our founder, Elizabeth Gaines, began her career supporting children and youth at the Goodman Community Center in Wisconsin. She recently reconnected with two of her former colleagues, Arthur Morgan and Howard Hayes, who now are the Goodman Community Center’s family advocacy manager and assistant director of youth and community development, respectively.

Together, they discussed their ongoing work at the community center, the needs and challenges youth face, and creative ways communities can support young people.

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What’s New

Funding for Children and Youth in North Carolina

We partnered with North Carolina Budget & Tax Center for a webinar about the state's new fiscal map, which documents all federal and state-level investments in services and programs for children and youth in North Carolina, and how advocates are using it to support investments for kids.

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Making Headlines for Kids

The San Antonio Express-News and Early Learning Nation recently highlighted efforts in San Antonio, TX, and Franklin County, OH, respectively to expand funding for kids. Check out both articles to read about the great work of these local advocates and policymakers.

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How Cities Can Prioritize Children and Youth

A recent webinar from our partner Funding the Next Generation highlights the various structures and policies that city leaders can implement to meet the needs of kids. Many of the strategies can also be done at the county level!

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New Website Coming Soon!

Later this month you can expect to see a fresh look for our website! It will feature more refined search options and a new resource library to help you find the tools and materials you need. Keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks and reach out to us with any comments or questions you have about the new site.

In Case You Missed It

The Case for Children’s Funding Coordinators

Our recent webinar, How to Build Sustainable Funding for Kids: The Case for Children’s Funding Coordinators, discussed how children’s funding coordinators can champion meaningful and sustainable funding for children and youth and help communities fill funding gaps when federal relief funds expire later this year. 

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Investing Early Gives King County Kids the “Best Start”

Our Senior Manager Reginald Harris talked with Dow Constantine, executive of King County, WA, to discuss Best Starts for Kids, a voter-approved initiative that has supported more than 500,000 children, youth, and families since its inception in 2015.  Photo credit: Best Starts for Kids.

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Spotlight on Youth

On April 26 we’re celebrating Global Youth Service Day, spotlighting the work youth do in their communities to benefit the common good. As important members of our communities, we believe that youth should be part of the policy decisions that affect them, whether that’s analyzing funding streams while fiscal mapping or creating campaign coalitions to pass new voter-approved children’s funds.

For a look at how communities are supporting their youth by funding programs and services for them, check out our American Rescue Plan profiles about youth workforce development in Maryland, St. Louis, MO, and Milwaukee, WI. You can also find youth-focused funding streams in our federal funding database.

Photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for EDUimages

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