Making Life Brighter

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In 2015, we challenged you — policymakers, community leaders, practitioners and public officials — to help us build a brighter future for all children in America. And you heard the call. Together, we helped give our nation’s youngest citizens a stronger start:

In 2015, the city of Baltimore issued a challenge, too.

Its residents demanded that community leaders do more for the children and youth who are growing up without enough hope, stability or support in the city — the Foundation’s own backyard. We didn’t hesitate to join with our local partners to respond:

  • We supported efforts to connect older youth and young adults from low-income families with economic opportunity and education.
  • We bolstered summer enrichment and job opportunities for city children and youth through local nonprofits.
  • We opened avenues for young people to advocate for themselves and their communities.

These milestones remind us that real change is possible and that there is still much work left to do.

In 2016, our nation’s children — particularly kids of color — will need even stronger families, smarter systems and sharper policies in place to help them succeed. Together, we’re up to the challenge.

With appreciation,

Patrick McCarthy
President & CEO