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President Lyndon B. Johnson gives the State of the Union Address on January 8, 1964. LBJ Library - photo by Cecil Stoughton.

Statement by the President on the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty

Fifty years ago, President Johnson declared a War on Poverty to help each and every American fulfill his or her basic hopes.

White Earth Nation Seal

White Earth Nation Makes Great Progress in Building Stronger Early Childhood Systems

Tribal Early Learning Initiative has resulted in strong collaboration among Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care and Development Fund, and Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs.

Photo of young girl crying with her hands over her face.

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

More than 20 million women, men and children around the world are victims of human trafficking.

Photo of a 3-year-old girl playing with building blocks.

Economic Mobility and Early Childhood Education

We must make sure that the first step in the ladder of opportunity is strong and available to all of our youngest children.

Partnership for Freedom logo which shows two hands, a figure of a person and the words modern solutions to modern slavery.

Innovation Award Finalists Offer New Ideas to Support Human Trafficking Survivors

Twelve finalists have been selected from the Reimagine: Opportunity award competition.

President Obama greets a girl during a Thanksgiving service project at the Capital Area Food Bank. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Trends of Increasing Inequality and Decreasing Mobility Pose a Threat to the American Dream

President’s speech highlights importance of the Administration's agenda for early childhood education, and the key role played by the Affordable Care Act

A 5-year-old boy picks from10 to 20 pounds of cotton a day, circa 1916 (Library of Congress)

Revisiting Children’s Bureau History to Move Forward

By remembering its history, the Children's Bureau will help carve a path for its future.

Photo of a dad and mom with their little girl in the middle, raising their hands outside in a park.

Adoption Excellence Awards Announced

Children’s Bureau spotlights agencies, organizations, courts, individuals and families who help increase adoption from foster care in the United States

Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg serving food behind a table at the Thanksgiving dinner.

New Americans Celebrate an Old Tradition

Former refugees get a taste of the Thanksgiving Holiday

President John F. Kennedy and Katherine Brownell Oettinger, Chief of the Children’s Bureau. (Abbie Rowe, White House Photographs, JFK Presidential Library & Museum, Boston)

The Children’s Bureau’s Tradition of Leadership

History of agency's leaders detailed in new e-book "The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood."

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