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Jun
16
2015
Ended

SVC 212-10 U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC

Sponsored by U.S. Senator Patty Murray, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. Voices of Youth is a facilitated discussion among ten homeless/formerly homeless youth about issues that have made a difference in their...

Jun
11
2015
Ended
May
15
2015
Ended

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

This event was sponsored by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). From cradle to adulthood, it is evident that some policies and practices pose significant barriers to opportunity for children solely based...

Apr
15
2015
Ended

It is critical that all children in the United States have access to nutrition, healthcare, and other services to help them grow and thrive. Yet federal eligibility rules for immigrant children and mixed status families are...

Feb
19
2015
Ended

Calling all parents and child advocates! With just a few minutes of your time, you can make a big difference and protect the health of millions of children. Do you have time for a quick call...

Feb
10
2015
Ended

SVC 212-10 U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC

This briefing was sponsored by First Focus and Voice for Adoption – with expert consultation from the Center for Health Care Strategies – and hosted by Senator Tom Carper. The briefing provided Congressional staff and interested stakeholders an...

Feb
03
2015
Ended

902 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

While the Great Recession technically ended in June 2009, many families continue to feel the effects. 14.7 million children were living below the poverty line in 2013, a significant increase from 12.8 million children before the...

Jan
28
2015
Ended

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center SVC 200, Washington, DC

Sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH-15), and Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA-2). Over 1.2 million homeless children and youth were identified by public schools in 2012-2013. This represents an...

Nov
13
2014
Ended

192 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

In international comparisons, the U.S. has gained the unenviable reputation of having one of the most unequal educational systems in the industrialized world. A growing chorus of voices has argued that resource equity must become part of our...

Nov
13
2014
Ended

Reserve Officers Association, Washington, DC

In commemoration of Universal Children’s Day and the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, this briefing explores a critical modern theme for both global and domestic importance.  In today’s world, youth...

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