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Creating Healthy Cities for Children

What happens when community and human services organizations and Morgan Stanley team up to create research-driven, comprehensive programs to improve outcomes for children? The result is Healthy Cities, an innovative philanthropic program connecting local nonprofits, schools and hospitals to deliver the building blocks needed for a healthy childhood. Two national partners of Healthy Cities are…

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Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Approaches 20 Million Children

by Jodi Grant, Executive Director of Afterschool Alliance Originally published on Afterschool Snack. View the original post here For every child enrolled in an afterschool program, two more would enroll if they could, according to parents. That’s among the findings from our new survey, the 2014 edition of America After 3PM spanning 30,000 American households. In all,…

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School Violence Prevention

via the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives Recent tragedies in schools have motivated policy-making that is attempting to put an end to senseless violence. However, reactionary legislation that focuses on school building safety (e.g., security guards, metal detectors, surveillance cameras) or exclusionary discipline (e.g., suspension, expulsion, arrest) may have limited effectiveness, and may…

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Quick Look: Human Services Headlines

THE ARC & Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness via The ARC FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) is an umbrella term describing the effects from pregnant mothers who drank alcohol. FASDs are the most common condition associated with disabilities that are 100% preventable. Read More     Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds via HealthDay…

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Join us: Creating an Opportunity Agenda for America

You’re in the fight every day, but on September 30, we invite you to join us and other state, local, and national level human services professionals and advocates to talk poverty and collective impact! Let’s create a vision for opportunity in America that encompasses the work we do. While over 52 million Americans are actively…

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National Urban League and African American College Success

by Justin Bigelow, Policy Associate National Human Services Assembly On Tuesday night, the National Urban League hosted “#MamaIMadeIt: College Success for African Americans.” As a town hall style meeting with students and experts in the education and policy fields, the event sought to highlight the successes and challenges of increasing African American participation in higher…