Stepping Up for Kids Awards – October 10, 2014

Stepping Up for Kids Honoree 2014

More than 200 guests joined the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership in celebrating all who give of themselves to care for children in foster and adoptive care at the Stepping Up for Kids luncheon on Oct. 10 at the Forest Park Golf Course Clubhouse. From left, St. Louis Family & Community Partnership Co-Chair Mike Fitzgerald; honorees Bev Schaefer, Barb […]

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Can we create policies that help both children and their families?

Missouri lags behind other states in enacting policies that strengthen both children and their families according to a just-released report by the National Center for Children in Poverty.  In State Policies Through a Two-Generation Lens the Center identifies policies in the areas of health and nutrition, early care and education, and parenting and family economic support that have a positive impact on children and […]

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Reauthorize money for children’s health insurance

“Investing in the health of kids is critically important” Catherine Rampell’s commentary “America is defunding its children” (Sept. 24) should be a wake-up call for Missourians. In it, she cites the Urban Institute’s “Kids’ Share” report findings that federal expenditures on children increased a minuscule amount from 2012 to 2013. That’s the good news. The bad news is that 2013 […]

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Congratulations “Stepping Up for Kids” Honorees

Congratulations to the six individuals who will be honored by the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership on Friday, Oct. 10, at the Stepping Up for Kids Awards Luncheon. Guest speaker will be Pat O’Brien, founder of the Brooklyn, N.Y. You Gotta Believe! adoption  program for older youth. Registration is $35 per person, or $500 or $1,000 for a sponsor table. Emcee for […]

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Kids win! Children’s champions are honored by the Missouri Children’s Leadership Council


While the 2014 Legislative session was unproductive in many ways, children benefited from several victories. On September 10 the Missouri Children’s Leadership Council recognized five Missouri Representatives as champions for children in 2014. Members of the Missouri Children’s Leadership Council presented the #Kidswin award to Representatives Sue Allen and Noel Torpey for their efforts to eliminate the waiting period for […]

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