Category: Fast Facts

Fast Fact- April 28, 2017

In 2015, more than 320,000 children—one in four Colorado kids—lived in a family in which no parent had regular, full-time employment. Children feel the impact of parental unemployment beyond the financial hardship it brings; studies have found that children with …

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Fast Fact- April 21, 2017

In 2015, 6.4 percent of all babies born in Colorado had mothers who reported smoking during their pregnancy, down from 11.9 percent two decades ago. Smoking during pregnancy puts mothers and their babies at increased risk for numerous problems, including …

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Fast Fact- April 14, 2017

In the 2016-17 school year, 10.5 percent of Colorado students were enrolled in special education services in Colorado public schools. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of students receiving special education services increased by 13 percent, rising at more than …

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Fast Fact- April 7, 2017

In 2015, 13.6 percent of all school-aged children in Colorado (ages 5 to 17) were living in poverty, defined as $24,250 in annual income for a family of four. La Veta School District had the highest percent of school-aged children …

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Job Opportunity: Finance Director

The Finance Director is a strategic thought-partner with and reports to the President and CEO of the Children’s Campaign. The Finance Director leads efforts to develop and implement policies to support finance, business planning and budgeting. The Finance Director plays a critical role in collaborating with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and operations as the Children’s Campaign continues to maximize and strengthen its internal capacity.

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Fast Fact- March 31, 2017

In 2015, nearly 2,200 births in Colorado were considered “three risk factor births,” defined as births to single women under age 25 with less than a high school diploma. Among counties for which data were available, Baca County had the …

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Fast Fact: March 24, 2017

In 2015, more than 10,000 children under 18 in Colorado were victims of child abuse or neglect—about 8 out of every 1,000 children. The impacts of abuse and neglect during childhood can be lifelong; children who are abused or neglected …

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Fast Fact- March 17, 2017

In the 2016-2017 school year, 42 percent of all Colorado students qualified for free or reduced price lunch, up from 34 percent in 2007-2008. In order to qualify for free or reduced price lunch, a student must live in a …

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Fast Fact- March 10, 2017

In 2016, 4.6 percent of all Colorado kids received basic cash assistance through the Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Colorado Works/TANF assists low-income families in reaching economic security by strengthening their economic and social stability. However, since …

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Fast Fact- March 03, 2017

In 2015, approximately 28 percent of Colorado children (336,000 kids) lived in single-parent families, marking a slight decline from recent years. While children can thrive in all family types, research shows that children living in single parent families often have …

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