The Colorado Children’s Campaign released its annual report, showing the child poverty rate for each county in Colorado. Statewide, the child poverty rate has declined in back-to-back years for the first time in more than a decade. However, the data for Mesa County is showing an opposite trend.View Press Coverage
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Despite decreases in unemployment and poverty rates, the number of homeless students jumped in several Colorado communities last year, with the biggest increases in Denver, Pueblo and Mesa County.View Press Coverage
Larimer County was one of just two large Colorado counties to see a reduction in homeless students from the 2013-2014 to 2014-2015 school years, according to the 2016 Kids Count report by Colorado Children’s Campaign. Douglas County saw a 6 percent drop in its number of homeless students.View Press Coverage
According to data released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and analyzed by Rocky Mountain PBS I-News, Summit County is listed as one of the top ten healthiest counties in Colorado.View Press Coverage
In Colorado, you must go to court and seek child support before you can receive financial assistance for childcare. On Tuesday, more than a dozen teen mothers from Denver’s Florence Crittenton High School visited the Capitol building to press for the elimination of this requirement for teen parents.View Press Coverage
Colorado is, overall, one of the healthiest states in the country – but things are starting to change as the population grows and ages. One of the unintended side effects is a widening disparity between the healthiest and least healthy counties.View Press Coverage