Elliott Gluck (Former Staff) Senior Director, External Relations

Elliott Gluck is the Senior Director, External Relations at First Focus, where he works closely with the policy team to provide research, writing, development and advocacy support. Prior to joining First Focus, Elliott taught middle school language arts and social studies in Chicago, Illinois.

Elliott graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history. He also received a certificate in integrated marketing and communications from the Medill School of Journalism. While at Northwestern, Elliott served as an intern on the Obama for America’s Midwest Finance Team at the campaign’s headquarters in Chicago where he conducted donor research and coordinated major fundraising events. Prior to this, Elliott was a Senior Campaign Fellow for Congressman Brad Schneider, supervising student interns and staffing fundraising events for the campaign. He also interned with the Pennsylvania Governor’s Action Team where he researched Pennsylvania’s and state-competitors’ incentive packages for businesses expanding or relocating in the state. Additionally, Elliott was a Lead Political Organizer for SEIU, leading political outreach to union members regarding the 2008 elections and key policy issues.

Resources by Elliott Gluck

Congress Takes a Step Back in Fight to Reduce Childhood Hunger

| July 7, 2016 |

Youth Today By Elliott Gluck 7/7/2016 During the last year, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce has continuously voiced the importance of returning

Stop the Block: Proposed Block Grants of School Meals Programs Put Hungry Kids at Risk

| June 9, 2016 |

With the newly marked-up Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003) recently moving through the House Education and the Workforce Committee on a

Obama administration moves to fight child hunger

| February 2, 2016 |

Last year, nearly 1 in 5 children in America suffered from food insecurity. That is a startling, and frankly unacceptable, figure for a country

Evenwel v. Abbott: Kids Still Count

| December 8, 2015 |

One person, one vote. Today the Supreme Court heard Evenwel v. Abbott, a case that could fundamentally change the way that principle works in

Federal nutrition programs could be a vehicle for improving kids’ dental health

| October 6, 2015 |

This blog post was co-written by the Children’s Dental Health Project and also appears on their Teeth Matter blog. As children’s health advocates call

ESEA Reauthorization Presents Opportunity to Improve Outcomes for Homeless Students

| September 30, 2015 |

Over 1.3 million children and youth in America’s public schools were homeless last year. That number has doubled since the 2006-2007 school year, and

Child Nutrition: Don’t take a step back, says USDA Secretary Vilsack

| September 9, 2015 |

  Healthy nutrition is an essential building block of a healthy childhood, so First Focus Campaign for Children advocates based on the idea that

Early Intervention and Prevention Initiatives for Kids Cut, Despite Potential for Good

| September 1, 2015 |

Evidence clearly demonstrates that early intervention and prevention services improve outcomes for children and families that have lasting impacts on their lives, and the

Washington takes first step towards improved outcomes for Native children

| June 12, 2015 |

Last Monday, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan bill that would establish a national commission tasked with finding ways for federal programs to

Sonia Nazario Recognized as 2015 Champion for Children

| February 23, 2015 |

The First Focus Campaign for Children is proud to announce Sonia Nazario as a 2015 Champion for Children. In the past the Campaign has