Honorees Announced for Oct. 7 Stepping Up for Kids Luncheon; Register by Sept. 30

Please join the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership in honoring the following outstanding resource families and agency staff at the 2016 Stepping Up for Kids Awards! Resource Families Adella Coleman, Florissant Shane and Jennifer Tripp, Ferguson Jan and Paul Wilkin, St. Charles Agency Staff Denise Kelley, Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition Gail Knipshild, Children’s Home Society Karen Jones, Missouri […]

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Materials from Aug. 23 “Raising of America” Forum: Building a Comprehensive Early Childhood System

View the speaker’s slides and materials referenced in her presentation. The topic for this viewing and discussion in “The Raising of America” series was: “Building a Comprehensive Early Childhood System To Reach the Most Children”   Speaker: Katie Rahn, Southside Early Childhood Center   What elements make up a comprehensive early childhood system? What role do you play as a community […]

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Nominations Due Aug. 19 for Stepping Up for Kids Awards – Recognizing Outstanding Service to Children in Foster and Adoptive Care

Do you know a family or a staff person who has made an outstanding difference for children in foster, adoptive or kinship care? Help give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the 2016 Stepping Up for Kids Award from St. Louis Family & Community Partnership. Awards will be presented at the Stepping Up for Kids Awards Luncheon on […]

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Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Increasing Racial Equity and Reducing Suspensions in the Schools

The United States has the highest rate of incarceration of any country, and the racial disparities in our prison system are alarming. The Sentencing Project reports that African American males are 6 times as likely to be imprisoned as white males.  If current trends continue, one every 3 African American males born today can expect to spend time in prison, […]

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New poll reveals majority of adults want next president, Congress to make greater investments in America’s children

The national Children’s Leadership Council has announced results of an online poll showing that a majority of adults want the next president and Congress to make greater investments in children. The results were presented in a June 28 webinar; a group joined at Vision for Children at Risk for local viewing and discussion. Highlights of the poll: 63% of adults […]

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