“We want the governor and state agencies to make sure that any pandemic response centers the needs of children and families, especially those who have the most barriers to opportunity already,” said Mares of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, among those signing the letter.View Press Coverage
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As a trusted source of expertise and data about children in Colorado, the Colorado Children’s Campaign is frequently cited in news stories statewide, increasing the visibility of issues affecting the health, education, and wellbeing of children in Colorado. Please read through the following articles to learn more about important issues affecting Colorado children.
Among the groups that are chronically undercounted, young kids have one of the worst records. Sarah Hughes, vice president for research initiatives at the Colorado Children’s Campaign, noted that many people simply don’t think young children need to be counted.View Press Coverage
And in a recent letter to Gov. Jared Polis and Education Commissioner Katy Anthes, the Colorado Children’s Campaign and several dozen other groups said the state needs to set clearer expectations around remote learning.View Press Coverage
We start today with education and a letter sent to state leaders from over 40 advocacy groups across Colorado. The letter, led by Colorado Children’s Campaign, calls on state leaders to prioritize opening schools, rather than opening businesses.View Press Coverage
Colorado families are leaving $58 million in federal food aid on the table. Time is running out to apply.
“It means that money is left on the table,” said Stephanie Perez-Carillo, policy and partnerships manager for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. “It’s relief that’s available but that is going unused.”View Press Coverage
Poverty, hunger, lost learning all hit children hard. Colorado needs to protect them from COVID fallout, advocates say.
Colorado should prioritize opening schools above opening businesses and take stronger action to stave off a looming crisis for the state’s children, 45 advocacy organizations led by the Colorado Children’s Campaign wrote in a letter to Gov. Jared Polis and other state leaders Friday.View Press Coverage