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2015 Kids Count in Nebraska Report

The 23rd edition of the Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to offer a visually-oriented data in each of Voices for Children’s 5 issues areas: health, education, child welfare, juvenile justice and economic stability. Each year we build upon the report to hopefully improve the most comprehensive source of data on child…...

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Kids Count is here, are you ready?

  Here at Voices, we have some treasured traditions. One of which, and a personal favorite is building a fort the moment our annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report arrives at our offices. This year’s fort is the biggest yet, made of boxes containing 50 books, each 108 pages long…...

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Equality Before the Law: A primer

We are very happy to announce our topic for this year’s Kids Count in Nebraska commentary – Equality Before the Law: An Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska children!...

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2015 Kids Count is on its way!

We have been busy this Fall compiling data and putting together this year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report – our biggest and best yet! This year’s book contains data in each of our 5 issues areas: health, education, child welfare, juvenile justice and economic stability as well as population level demographics and…...

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Nebraska kids and families: So much to be thankful for

  In our day to day tireless efforts to improve child well-being and build pathways to opportunity for all children, it is so easy to get bogged down by what our state is not doing right. We are constantly looking at data and research on how our policies harm children…...

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Shop with a Purpose this Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, many of us begin to strategize our gift purchasing for family and friends. Whether it’s framing a sneaky question about what a family member wants for Christmas, or monitoring a friend’s Pinterest board for gift ideas, we start looking around for the perfect gift. For…...

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Honoring Dr. Tom

Yesterday we were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Tom Tonniges, a supporter, board member and friend to all of us at Voices for Children.  Few people have contributed more to the health and well-being of Nebraska’s children than Dr. Tom. In 2013, we presented Dr. Tom with…...

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Low-income Working Families: The Racial/Ethnic Divide

В Last month the  Working Poor Families Project released a report sharing data on low-income working families by race/ethnicity. Data shows that families composed of racial or ethnic minorities in the U.S. are more than twice as likely to be living in poverty or low-income than their white non-Hispanic counterparts.…...

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Kids Count Commentary Series Part 1: Supporting Working Families – Employment and Income

On January 29th, Voices for Children released the 22nd annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report. This year’s report is our biggest and most comprehensive edition to date. Every year in the Kids Count report, we include a timely commentary providing a deeper look at an issue important to the work…...

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Time to Move Forward with Child Care Update

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the most significant source of funding for providing child care assistance to working families to help ensure kids are safe so parents can work. For families with young children, child care has become the largest expense in the family budget and…...

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