families

  • Families of Color Find Key to Homeownership

    As we wrap up celebrations of Juneteenth, the country still grapples with the poverty that is the legacy of slavery, and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are stepping in to help build wealth. Data from the National Association of Realtors showed only about 43% of Black families own their...
  • Desert Southwest Shows Resilience in Feeding Families Amid COVID-19

    When a nonprofit food center in the desert Southwest began a project to chronicle challenges of land and water access combined with climate change, they didn’t know COVID-19 was on the way – which demonstrated unexpected resiliency. The pandemic turned La Semilla Food Center’s storytelling project into a virtual event, but...
  • Reporte: California pierde terreno en la lucha por asegurar a niñas y niños

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Un nuevo reporte de la Universidad Georgetown encontró un gran incremento en la tasa de niñas y niños no-asegurados en California: entre 2016 y 2019, encontró un fuerte aumento en la tasa de niñas y niños de California sin seguro, 11.3% antes de la pandemia. Luego de décadas...
  • Report: CA Loses Ground in Quest to Get Kids Insured

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After decades of gains in getting California kids health insurance coverage, the trend has reversed in the first three years of the Trump administration, according to a new report. Researchers from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found in 2019, 334,000 California children remained uninsured, the...
  • Las escuelas y las familias de CA reciben ayuda para afrontar la pandemia

    SACRAMENTO, California – Antes de la pandemia, uno de cada cinco niños en California vivía con hambre. Ahora, es uno de cada cuatro, por lo que la compañía de medios Discovery, Inc. se está asociando con organizaciones sin fines de lucro para alimentar a millones de niños y asegurarse...
  • CA Schools, Families Get Help Coping in Pandemic

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Before the pandemic, one in five children in California lived with hunger. Now, it’s one in four, so the media company Discovery, Inc. is partnering with nonprofits to feed millions of kids and make sure their basic needs are met. Alexa Verveer, executive vice president of...
  • Children’s Groups Promote Plan to Link Medi-Cal, WIC Food Assistance

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Legislature came back from summer break this week, and children’s advocacy groups want them to take up a bill to link eligibility for the Medi-Cal and WIC food-assistance programs to create a kind of one-stop shop enrollment process.  About 87,000 low-income children who receive...
  • Addressing Families Separated by Mass Incarceration

    Soundbite Services Children with a parent in prison are more likely to experience mental-health problems and face additional education challenges. (Boardhead/Wikimedia Commons)YPSILANTI, Mich. — For weeks, Americans have been gripped by reports of young children being separated from their parents along the U.S.-Mexico border, and human rights activists are...
  • County of Santa Clara Intervenes in Census-Related Lawsuit

    In Order to Protect Principle that Undocumented Residents Are “Persons” Under the Constitution   SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – Last week the County of Santa Clara sought permission to intervene in a federal lawsuit to defend the U.S. Census Bureau’s longstanding practice of counting all people, regardless of immigration status, in the...
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