Tag: child care

Fact of the Week: Number of Children Benefiting from Federal Low-Income Child Care Program at 16 Year Low

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May 2, 2016

The number of children receiving child care funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) fell to a 16-year low, according the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). The CCDBG is the primary source of federal funding for helping low-income families pay for child care, with half of the families who receive Read More »

Maverick, Violet and How Trickle Down Economics Fails to #ActOnPoverty

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April 15, 2016

Maverick Bishop says he and his mom have stayed in every homeless shelter there is in San Francisco.  When there wasn’t room in the shelters, they slept in hospital lobbies, along with other, even-less-desirable locations. Today, due in large part to a mentoring program Maverick was enrolled in, and the help he got finding an Read More »

Fact of the Week: Child Care Costs as Much as 85 Percent of Income for a Family at the Poverty Level

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December 23, 2015

We all know raising a child isn’t cheap. But for families living at the poverty level, the rising cost of child care is even more difficult to afford. The cost of center-based child care for an infant ranges from 24 percent of income for a family of three living at the poverty level in Mississippi Read More »

Let Congress Know They Must #InvestInKids

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November 17, 2015

Join CHN, MomsRising, First Focus, and other advocates across the nation on Thursday, November 19 from 1-2 pm ET for an #InvestInKids twitterstorm. Use the hashtag to share with Congress why it is vital to invest in programs that support our nation’s children. Even though Congress has already passed a two-year budget resolution, lawmakers still Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Hunger and Poverty, Child Care, Housing Recovery and More

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November 12, 2015

Hunger and Poverty. Child Care. Housing Recovery. This week we continue our series, Resources from around the Coalition, where we highlight great work that CHN’s member organizations are putting out. Bread for the World recently issued individual state fact sheets highlighting hunger and poverty across the nation. Their fact sheets provide important state data on Read More »

12 Reasons Why We Do the Work We Do Together

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August 4, 2015

As we were preparing for our Human Needs Hero event last week, we were contemplating the bringing together of the human needs community that’s at the heart of CHN’s work. As we did, we thought about why we all do the work that we do together – both the challenges and the successes. Here are Read More »

10 Ideas to Save the Economy (in Easy-to-Understand Videos)

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May 13, 2015

No one who works full-time should live in poverty. And no one should have to choose between providing for their family and being a good parent. To raise awareness and inform the debate around these and other important issues, MoveOn and Robert Reich recently launched a new campaign,”The Big Picture: 10 Ideas to Save the Economy.” Read More »

People Making a Difference: Senator Mikulski

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March 5, 2015

[Lecia Imbery also contributed to this post.] “Because it’s always been about you, never about me. That’s what it takes to be a good senator by my expectations and by my standards.” –Sen. Barbara Mikulski Earlier this week, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced that she will not run for reelection in 2016. That’s a loss for Read More »

Keep Raising Your Voice with #StopTheCuts

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February 4, 2015

Yesterday we partnered with MomsRising.org, MoveOn.org and more than 20 other organizations for a Twitterstorm telling Congress to #StopTheCuts to critical human needs programs in the 2016 budget. With your help and action we got #StopTheCuts trending in DC on Twitter! From the benefits of SNAP to the need for more housing vouchers, below is Read More »

Making Child Care Accessible to Low-Income Families

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January 23, 2015

As we noted in a recent Fact of the Week, the average annual cost of center-based child care for an infant is nearly half of the income of a family of three living at the poverty level. In fact, child care is one of the most significant expenses in a family budget and often exceeds Read More »