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Kansas City, MO: New School District Wellness Policy Aims to Create a Culture of Health at School

May 21, 2019
Within Kansas City, MO, a baby born in one neighborhood had a life expectancy 15 years shorter than a child born just a few miles away. Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO),a driving force for social justice and health in Kansas City and a Voices for Healthy Kids grantee, responded to the challenge in many ways. That comprehensive approach to improving health, particularly in neighborhoods that historically have lacked access to financial investment and opportunities, helped Kansas City win a 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.
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Help us put an end to childhood hunger!

May 20, 2019
Summer is coming and that marks the end of the school year for our kiddos. Summer should be a time to relax, play in the sunshine, and enjoy time with friends and family. But sadly for millions of children, summertime marks the beginning of a three-month episode of hunger. But together, with the...
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Staying Vigilant on Brown

May 20, 2019
As a teenager, many of Barbara Johns’ wildest dreams were about a surprising subject: a new school. “My imagination would run rampant—and I would dream that some mighty man of great wealth built us a new school building or that our parents got together and surprised us with this grand new building...
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Not about abortion

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019
Happy Friday. This has been a difficult week. Alabama's Abortion Ban is an attack on America's moms, and if it takes effect, a terrible blow to families. We are proud to work with you to fight for as long as we must to secure every woman’s rights and freedoms. Please scroll down for this week's...
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#GoodNews This Week: Diabetes Parenting, HeadStart & More!

May 17, 2019
GOOD NEWS (AND ACTION!): Happy Birthday Head Start! Instead of balloons and cake to celebrate though, we thought it would be more fitting to help guarantee that millions of children and families continue to benefit from the educational and developmental bright start and the pathway to economic...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Head Start needs YOU!

May 15, 2019
I love birthdays -- it’s a chance to celebrate life and mark the start of another trip around the sun. And this week marks the 54th birthday of one of our country’s most successful early learning programs: Head Start! Happy Birthday Head Start! Instead of balloons and cake to celebrate though, we...
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5 Important Ways Moms Influence Kids

May 10, 2019
Media has a huge influence on kids -- and as kids get older, the online world has an even tighter grip on them. You can see it in the way they imitate their favorite TV characters, pretend to be YouTube stars, or beg for T-shirts, backpacks, or comforters emblazoned with logos. But parents still...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Mother's Day Edition!

May 10, 2019
Happy Mother's Day! This weekend we honor all mothers and mother-figures, and thank you for your tireless work making our communities a world a better place. MomsRising was founded on the firm belief in the power of moms to build a better world, and the power of your voices and advocacy continues...
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Counting Latino Children

Census 2020: Securing Our Children’s Future Through A Full Count

May 9, 2019
Every mom remembers the day she held her little one(s) for the first time – a moment of both great joy and some anxiety about the uncertainty the future may bring. I became a mother (and father) to a beautiful baby girl – Rosita in September of 2009. Like many moms, before I knew it, I found myself...
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Strengthen NC's early childhood workforce!

Vote pending for NC early childhood workforce

May 1, 2019
It's time to take action for early educators! H882, a historic, bipartisan bill to strengthen the early education workforce, will be heard by the House Health Committee Thursday, May 2nd, at 8 AM. This is the best chance we have ever had to strengthen early childhood educators through increased...
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