Casey Sponsors KIDS COUNT-focused Pre-conference Session at National Forum on Family Philanthropy

Posted August 18, 2015
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The Casey Foun­da­tion will host a pre-con­fer­ence ses­sion, KIDS COUNT: A Tool for Fun­ders to Improve the Lives of Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies,” in con­junc­tion with the Nation­al Forum on Fam­i­ly Phil­an­thropy. This ses­sion — from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednes­day, Octo­ber 14, at the Grand Hyatt in Seat­tle, WA — is free and open to all foun­da­tion staffers and phil­an­thropists. Forum reg­is­tra­tion is not required but an advance RSVP for this ses­sion is request­ed. Lunch will be served. Par­tic­i­pants are encour­age to bring a lap­top, tablet or oth­er device to the ses­sion for real-time access to, and explo­ration of, the KIDS COUNT Data Cen­ter.

Under­stand­ing where to invest lim­it­ed resources that have the great­est impact on child well-being requires high-qual­i­ty data. In this ses­sion, grant­mak­ers will learn about nation­al and state-based KIDS COUNT resources, hear about major trends in child well-being since the reces­sion and have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to explore the KIDS COUNT Data Cen­ter with more than four mil­lion data points on chil­dren and fam­i­lies, search­able by state and locality.

For 25 years, the Foun­da­tion has invest­ed in KIDS COUNT, a nation­al and state-by-state effort to col­lect, ana­lyze, dis­sem­i­nate and use data to advo­cate on the well-being of chil­dren. Evolv­ing from an annu­al Data Book to a con­tin­u­ous­ly updat­ed plat­form, KIDS COUNT entails the Data Cen­ter and a net­work of grantees in every U.S. state, the Dis­trict of Colum­bia, Puer­to Rico and the U.S. Vir­gin Islands, that pro­motes suc­cess­ful strate­gies for improv­ing the future of mil­lions of dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren. The com­bi­na­tion of cred­i­ble infor­ma­tion on children’s issues and a nation­al infra­struc­ture for advo­ca­cy has cre­at­ed a pow­er­ful mech­a­nism for help­ing to take suc­cess­ful prac­tices and poli­cies to scale.

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