Children & Youth Services News
News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
Jenny Bowen, founder of the Half the Sky Foundation, has saved the lives of more than 100,000 children in China. And she's still continuing to make a difference for emotionally and physically...more
An article by award-winning journalist Andrea Elliott tells the story of Dasani, a homeless girl who lives in a bad City-run shelter.
Her heartrending story is a look into the everyday privations...more
Due to the sequestration, Head Start programs have eliminated services for 57,000 children in the US this coming school year.
The cuts are geared to supposedly balance budgets that have been...more
The Urban Institute's newest Work Support Strategies research, "Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze," helps states face onerous administrative methods that make it hard for low-income...more
A new study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," takes a comprehensive look at youth (2- to 17-year-olds) consumption of sugary...more
Houston, in an effort to improve its human services, was in a federal pilot program testing a myriad of ways to count homeless young adults.
However, it seems that homeless teens are hard to...more
A pilot program launched in Kalamazoo County seeks to be a part of a larger child welfare reform effort.
The pilot program, Protect MiFamily, will provide a range of services for a minimum of six...more
CLASP, in collaboration with National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), presents the report, "Investing in Young Children: A Fact Sheet on Early Care and Education Participation, Access, and...more
A study by the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC) entitled "The Third Shift", findings show that the high cost of child care, scarcity of child care assistance, and narrow access to care...more