Program Area

Economic Opportunity

Developing pathways for parents to become financially stable and support their children’s healthy development and academic success.

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The Changing Face of the United States

The Influence of Culture on Early Child Development


In 2007, ZERO TO THREE conducted a literature search focusing on the influence of culture on child development from birth to age 3 years. This paper summarizes the key findings and offers resources for practitioners as they strive to address the needs of a growing and diverse population of infants and toddlers.

January 1, 2008

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A Doctor When We Need One

Access to Healthcare in Wisconsin for Immigrant Children and Families


From flu shots to school physicals, basic medical care is vital to growing up healthy. Yet, for immigrant families, the hurdles to health care can be steep. This policy brief is set in Wisconsin but packed with statistics, stories and solutions that cross all geographic boundaries. Its main message? We must do more to connect America’s immigrant families with quality, timely medical care — and here’s how.  

September 23, 2011

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The IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

An Operational Guide to the ITIN Program


The purpose of this guide is to discuss the practical and operational issues currently surrounding the Internal Revenue Service’s Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) and how it affects immigrant workers. 

June 4, 2004

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America’s Invisible Children

Latino Youth and the Failure of Justice

Policy Report

This policy brief sifts through statistics and stereotypes to offer an engaging look at how America’s justice system is failing Latino youth. Readers will learn what various organizations are doing — nationally and locally — to address damaging racial and ethnic disparities and support our country’s largest minority group. The text closes with clear actions that policymakers must take to fix our broken justice system and keep all involved youth safe, out of adult prison and bound for a brighter tomorrow.    

May 1, 2009

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Immigrant Integration in Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods

Improving Economic Prospects and Strengthening Connections for Vulnerable Families


A 2007 report on the conditions and circumstances of immigrant children and families living in the 10 Making Connections initiative neighborhoods across the United States.

August 14, 2007

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Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation

A Guide for Practitioners Assisting Immigrant Families

Practice Guide

The United States' increase in immigrant deportations has been fueled largely by detentions for non‐violent immigration violations. Funded in part by the Casey Foundation, this bilingual (English-Spanish) manual provides guidance for volunteer lawyers and non-lawyer practitioners working with families at risk for deportation. 

October 1, 2009

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