The Family Room Blog

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Nico's Story

Every kid deserves a Forever Family!

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The President’s Early Learning Initiative Takes the Next Steps

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

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Building Blocks Toward Permanent Families

May is National Foster Care Month. Currently, there are 400,000 children and youth in the U.S. foster care system.

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Innovative Health Care and Shelter Solutions for Trafficking Survivors Win the First Partnership for Freedom Challenge

Contest sought proposals for ideas, partnerships and approaches to improve services for human trafficking survivors.

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The Value of Our Early Education Workforce: On Worthy Wage Day 2014

Office of Child Care Director Shannon Rudisill reflects on how the President’s Early Learning Agenda would raise wages for the two million-person early childhood education.

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,

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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.

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Innovative Approaches to Financial Capability in Arizona

Assets for Independence grantee creates ladders of opportunity for many first-generation college students.

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Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services Want Ideas on How to Better Prepare Our Workforce

Joint analysis of information to help improve quality of career pathways systems.

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