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Data Governance for Two-Generation Programs

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Data Governance Tool Kit for Two-Generation Programs

This tool kit aims to help two-generation initiatives — programs that serve children and families together —  harness data in their decision making, funding strategy and service delivery. Supplemental resources include a guiding framework, a brief that identifies elements of data capacity and an infographic that charts progress through the tool kit.

Posted October 16, 2019

Step-by-Step Guide on Using Equity Principles in Social Science Research

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How to Embed a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective in Research is a  working paper that suggests how researchers can do more to achieve equitable outcomes.

How to Embed a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective in Research is a  working paper from Child Trends, published with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, that suggests how researchers can do more to achieve equitable outcomes for children, families and communities.

Posted October 6, 2019

Santa Cruz Probation Collaboration Reduces Group Home Placements for Latino Youth

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FUERTE supports Latino youth in staying connected to their communities during probation.

In Santa Cruz County, California, Latino youth on probation experienced worse outcomes and higher rates of confinement when compared to their white peers. To address this disparity, the county probation department partnered with a community-based nonprofit to launch a family focused, culturally informed program called FUERTE. And it’s working. 

Posted October 3, 2019

Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods


Children living in high-poverty, low-opportunity communities.

This snapshot shares the latest data — for the nation and each state — on children growing up in high-poverty areas. It also singles out two important factors, geographic location and race and ethnicity, that shape a child’s risk of living in concentrated poverty. Click here to learn more about children living in concentrated poverty.

Posted September 24, 2019

Ben Hecht on Equity, Innovation and Opportunity in American Cities

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Ben Hecht at a signing event for his book, Reclaiming the American Dream.

Lisa Hamilton interviews Ben Hecht, the president and CEO of Living Cities. Their conversation focuses on America’s urban landscape and explores opportunities to reduce poverty, drive innovation and promote equity and inclusion in cities across the nation. Click here to listen to the episode.

Posted September 21, 2019

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Big Ideas for Job Creation

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Improving Access to Public Benefits

Not all families are able to gain access to the benefits for which they are eligible. What can funders, communities and the government do to connect low-income families to these supports.