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Senate Reintroduces Bipartisan “Bridge Act” to Protect Immigrant Youth

| January 18, 2017 |

(January 18, 2017) – Senators Graham (SC) and Durbin (IL), and Representatives Gutiérrez (IL-4) and Coffman (CO-26) reintroduced legislation last week, which would continue


Dismantling of ACA Violates “Do No Harm” Policy for Kids

| January 13, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In the early hours of Thursday morning, the U.S. Senate approved a budget resolution, the first step in the process of


Youth Advocates Share Hopes for First 100 Days

| January 9, 2017 |

YouthToday 1/9/17 By Molly McCluskey WASHINGTON — Candidate Donald Trump offered little insight into his prospective policies surrounding youth and families, and President-Elect Trump


Advocates Call on New Administration to Set a Child Poverty Target in 2017

| December 22, 2016 |

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Contact: Meg Biallas, (202) 657-0664 megb@firstfocus.org Washington – A coalition of child advocates is calling on the


Who are the Real Champions for Children?

| December 22, 2016 |

The Hill 12/21/16 By Bruce Lesley In “Senators owe vulnerable kids real debate, floor votes” by John Kelly and Daniel Heimpel (Dec. 14), they correctly highlight


While State Focuses on Adult Homelessness, Homeless Youth on the Rise

| December 16, 2016 |

WNPR Connecticut 12/16/16 By David Desroches Homelessness among children and youth in Connecticut has increased by over 11 percent since 2012, according to new data


National Report Shows Rise in Homeless Student Numbers

| December 16, 2016 |

News and Sentinel 12/16/16 By Michael Erb PARKERSBURG — While nationally many states are seeing an increase in the number of homeless students, locally


Program Targets Ventura’s Young Homeless

| December 15, 2016 |

Ventura County Star 12/15/16 By Arlene Martinez At 10 months to the day, Jeremiah Dockery is on the go. He’s crawling fast, pulling himself


Homeless Students in Texas at 113,000 Last Year, Likely More Now

| December 14, 2016 |

The Star-Telegram 12/13/16 By Diane Smith In Texas, 113,063 students experienced homelessness in the 2014-15 school year, and homelessness is on the rise among


Student Homelessness on the Rise in Most States, Data Shows

| December 13, 2016 |

Politico Pro 12/13/16 By Aubree Eliza Weaver Thirty-five states saw an increase in homeless students between 2012 and 2014, according to new data released