Families

Photo of President Barack Obama talking to a little girl playing with blocks in an early learning center.

The President’s Early Learning Initiative Takes the Next Steps

This is truly a historic time for early childhood education at the federal level.

Photo of two Hispanic women working at a table.

Enhancing Cultural Competence and Improving Our Understanding of the Diverse Populations We Serve

New brief highlights particular strategies for enhancing cultural responsiveness with Hispanic communities.

Mother holding a toddler in one arm and a grocery bag in the other.

Do You Live in a Food Desert?

Food deserts often overlap with low-income and racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods, putting this segment of the population at higher risk for adverse health outcomes,

Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference

Registration for 2014 Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference Open

Free conference will be held May 28-30, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. Deadline to register is May 9.

Photo of a children's drawing that shows hand prints and the words: Dempson - I want to be a dinosaur.

"I Want to be a Dinosaur"

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow writes about the great work being done in Baltimore to help the homeless. 

Child Care spelled out in children's blocks.

Lessons Learned from the State Advisory Councils’ Needs Assessments

States conducted a statewide review on the quality and availability of child care in their communities.

A young girl and boy running in the park.

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Children at risk for food insecurity can get a free meal during the summer.

Photo of Marc with his older brother and new father.

Marc's Story

Bouncing from foster home to foster home since the age of three, all Marc ever longed for was to be with his older brother Matthew and have a family of his own. At age seven his dream came true.

President Obama enters the East Room of the White House with Christian Champagne at the start of the "My Brother's Keeper," event on Feb. 27. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

My Brother’s Keeper: One Motivation, Two Perspectives

President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum establishing My Brother's Keeper Task Force to unlock the full the potential of boys and men of color.

Photo of Deb Soly and Jill Poirier and their children sitting in a park.

The Soly-Poirier Family

Most parents have nine months to prepare for the arrival of a new child into their families. Deb Soly and Jill Poirier had 12 hours.

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