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Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon participates in a science lesson with 4-year-old students at Tynan.

An Old School Gets a New Purpose

San Antonio citizens are revitalizing struggling communities and investing public dollars into early education.

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HHS Officials Dr. Howard Koh and Leon Rodriguez speak to community leader Venus Gines from Texas.

Working Across Hispanic Communities to Lift More Families into the Middle Class

More than 40 Hispanic community leaders from across the country attended ACF's National Hispanic Roundtable to discuss better ways to make our human services programs more accessible to eligible Hispanic families and children.

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ANA Empowers Environmental Programs in Native American Communities

Since 1990, ANA has funded support of Tribes and Tribal consortia to strengthen their capacity to identify, plan, develop and implement environmental programs.

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Review of Interventions Addressing Child Maltreatment Identifies Promising Practices and Calls for Further Research

A new report provides valuable information about what works for a particularly vulnerable population of our nation’s young people.

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Native Asset Building Initiative Grantee Provides Tools to Make Higher Education a Reality

Program helps Native American youth learn financial management skills, along with the importance of saving for an education.

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Stronger Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking cuts across nationalities, gender, race, age, and socio-economic class. ACF is working to ensure that victims of all forms of human trafficking have access to the tools they need to rebuild their lives.

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Equipping Communities to Combat Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is very real, and it affects vulnerable people in rural and urban areas across our country.

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Photo of a young woman in a public service announcement that encrouages people to Look Beneath the Surface, which means if you see something like human trafficking, say something and/or report it.

Human Trafficking Victims Can Text 'BeFree' to Get Help

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center has made it easier and safer for victims of trafficking to seek help.

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Child Support Program Plays Many Roles in Minority Health

Many of the families that the child support program serves might not realize that they are newly eligible for Medicaid and other state health insurance programs or that assistance is available to make health insurance more affordable.

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First Round of Competitive Head Start Grantees Announced

The Obama Administration and the Office of Head Start have engaged in the most comprehensive reform in the history of the Head Start program to ensure delivery of the high-quality services to infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. First group of potential grantees were announced this week.

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