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No matter what area you care most about, consider this: Children, teens and communities thrive when we recognize that development cuts across domains, settings, and disciplines. It's all related—a family's struggle with finances can affect a child's health; what a teen does after school has a big impact on how well he or she learns, and several longitudinal studies show that when states invest in early learning, they spend less in special education and juvenile justice services.

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#TBT: It’s time to Get the JJDPA Done!

November 16, 2017
Frances Medina

One-Click Action: Urge Congress to Expand the Child Tax Credit to Help Our Families Today!

As a result of Hurricane Maria, more families are leaving Puerto Rico, in large part because they lack economic opportunities. In October alone, more than 67,000 people traveled from Puerto Rico to Florida.

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New Year, New You: First Gen Tips for Success

January 4, 2016
Teresa Salafrio