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- The ABCs of Advocacy. Read our guide to strengthening communities through advocacy.
- Budging the School Budget. A SparkAction guide to influencing school district budgets, with real-world examples.
- The Federal Budget Process in Congress: 2009. What's it got to do with your hometown? Find out!
What could be better than a front row seat in the White House? Young people must apply by January 9, 2011 for a White House internship this summer.
Wall Streeters can spend their bonuses on whatever they want, but not while our children go hungry. Writer Allison Silberberg on the tax cut compromise, Wall Street bonuses and the Child Nutrition fight. Together they tell a story we may not want to hear.
How civically engaged are you? What about your neighbors? How easy is it to volunteer and get active in your state? The National Conference on Citizenship is working in partnership with states and cities across the country to release local Civic Health Index reports.
As in many rural areas, Hamburg's schools are the center of community life, and partnerships with the education system benefit the entire community.
We invite you to nominate up to two individuals for the 2011 Lewis Hine Awards for service to children and youth. These nationally recognized awards, now in their 25th year, are presented annually by the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) to ten recipients.
Hunger Action Month is here! Join us this September to help raise awareness and fight hunger in America--and make sure Congress passes a strong child nutrition bill before programs expire on September 30.
Take the "30 Ways in 30 Days" Pledge!
Feeding America invites you to take the Hunger Action Month
The new health reform law lays a critical foundation for addressing racial and ethnic health disparities. Families USA’s Minority Health Initiatives has created tools to help you explain how the new law benefits specific populations, make presentations to audiences working to advance equity, and understand key provisions.
Are we as a nation spending less on programs to benefit children and youth than in the past? To answer that question, we first need to know how much federal spending goes to children and youth. On July 14, 2010, First Focus held a Children’s Budget Summit to inform and galvanize advocates, policymakers, the media and the public. Missed the event?
Most scholars are expected to mentor junior colleagues, but they are provided few supports and resources to become strong mentors. Pay It Forward: Guidance for Mentoring Junior Scholars was jointly developed by the Forum for Youth Investment and the William T. Grant Foundation to add to the resources available to scholars who are mentoring others.
Five awards of $20,000 each will be given to nonprofit organizations working to make lasting, positive changes in their communities; this year, the program will also focus on volunteerism....