Events

 

 

Webinar: Reducing Childhood Poverty Through Income Supports

Tuesday, July 31  
2:00 p.m. EDT

The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group is a partnership of national, child-focused organizations dedicated to cutting child poverty in half within a decade.  Recognizing the need for a national strategy to address child poverty in the U.S., members of the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group drafted Our Kids, Our Future, a compendium of cross-sector solutions to significantly reduce child poverty in the U.S.

Papers in the compendium include recommendations on a series of policies that address reducing child poverty through expanding access to affordable child care and early childhood education, addressing the opioid crisis, increasing families’ access to housing assistance, creating a universal paid family leave program, reducing the gender wage gap, addressing unique barriers faced by children of immigrants, supporting family asset building, meeting the needs of low-income children with special healthcare needs, addressing child hunger and nutrition, and more.

The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group is hosting a series of webinars over the coming months highlighting the policy solutions included in Our Kids, Our Future. Please join us for the second webinar of this series, which will focus on the importance of federal income supports to reducing child poverty, and will include presentations on proposals to create a universal child allowance in the U.S., strengthen family tax credits, and reform the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

Moderator

  • Cara Baldari, Senior Policy Director, Family Economics, First Focus

Presenters

Webinar: Solutions to Addressing Early Childhood Poverty

Thursday, June 14th
2:00 p.m. EDT

The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group is a partnership of national, child-focused organizations dedicated to cutting child poverty in half within a decade. Recognizing the need for a national strategy to address child poverty in the U.S., members of the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group drafted Our Kids, Our Future, a compendium of cross-sector solutions to significantly reduce child poverty in the U.S.

The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group will be hosting a series of webinars over the coming months highlighting the policy solutions included in Our Kids, Our Future.

Please join us for the launch of this series, with our first webinar focusing on solutions to addressing early childhood poverty. Presentations will focus on the need for a universal paid family leave program in the U.S., policies to improve the economic security and well-being of early childhood educators and strengthening access to effective nutrition services for young children and families.

Moderator
Cara Baldari, Senior Policy Director, Family Economics, First Focus

 

Presenters

 

 

 

Briefing Event

Our Kids, Our Future:
Solutions to Child Poverty in the U.S.

Sponsored by Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM-3)

April 12, 2018

Child poverty remains high in the U.S., with nearly 1 in 5 children living in households below the poverty line. Children experience poverty at a rate that is 62 percent higher than adults. Poverty is a particularly serious problem for children, who suffer negative effects for the rest of their lives after living in poverty for even a short time.

The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group is a partnership of child-focused organizations dedicated to cutting child poverty in half within a decade.  Recognizing the need for a national strategy to address child poverty, members of the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group drafted Our Kids, Our Future, a compendium of cross-sector solutions to significantly reduce child poverty in the U.S.

Please join for a Congressional briefing highlighting the release of this compendium and featuring a panel of experts that will present on child-focused interventions to address child poverty and support healthy child development. Experts will detail how solutions to child poverty are tied to economic gains that result in a strong and educated workforce, which benefit businesses, communities, and not least of all, children and families.

Remarks

Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM-3)

Moderator

Michelle Dallafior, Vice President, Budget, First Focus

Presenters

  • Andy Stettner, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

  • Cara Baldari, Senior Policy Director of Family Economics, First Focus

  •  Suma Setty, Research Associate, National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

  • Eryn Hurley, Associate Legislative Director, Human Services and Education, National Association of Counties

The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group is a broad-based coalition of child-focused organizations dedicated to cutting the U.S. child poverty rate in half within a decade.