Pennsylvania One of 10 States in the U.S. With Increased Number of Children Living in Concentrated Poverty

National, State and Local Leaders Must Act to Lift Children and Families Out of Poverty HARRISBURG, Pa. (Sept. 24, 2019) – Twelve percent of children in Pennsylvania live in concentrated poverty according to “Children Living in High Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods,” a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Using […]

2019-20 Budget Invests in Kids

Key Investments Made in Evidence-Based Home Visiting, Career and Technical Education and Pre-k Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, the only statewide non-partisan advocacy organization with a public policy agenda that spans the life of a child from birth to adulthood, released the following statement from President and CEO Kari King about the final 2019-20 state budget: […]

Latest National Rankings for Child Well-Being Show Pennsylvania at 17th

Preventing an Undercount in the 2020 Census Will Help Social and Economic Outcomes for Children The 30th edition of the KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows Pennsylvania ranks 17th for overall child well-being.   According to the report – one of the more comprehensive national reviews of child […]

Pennsylvania Wins Nationwide Grant Competition – Set to Expand High-Quality Prenatal-to-Age-Three Services to Pa. Infants and Toddlers and Their Families

Pritzker Children’s Initiative awards Pa. planning grant to establish actionable prenatal-to-age-three policy agenda Pennsylvania has been announced a winner of the Pritzker Children’s Initiative (PCI) Prenatal-to-Age-Three State Grant Competition, awarding cross-sector coalitions in 11 states, including Pennsylvania, planning grants to develop and strengthen high-quality prenatal-to-age-three services. With research showing that a child’s brain develops faster […]