According to the 2015 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report from the Colorado Children’s Campaign, child poverty in Colorado has declined for the first time since 2008, but gains in child well-being vary greatly across the state, with many rural areas still experiencing high levels of child poverty.View Press Release
At the Colorado Children's Campaign, we're constantly working to improve the health and well-being of Colorado children through data-driven public policy. We provide trusted data and research on child well-being and organize an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. Please read the following press releases to learn more about how we're working to improve the lives of Colorado's children.
Denver, CO – Two out of every five young children in Colorado are growing up in low-income households, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that calls for a comprehensive two-generation effort to lift kids out of poverty.View Press Release
Denver, CO – A national expert on the intersection between childhood trauma and negative long-term impacts will be the featured speaker at the Colorado Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon on Nov. 18.View Press Release
Child poverty in Colorado decreased in 2013 for the first time since the start of the Great Recession, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The rate in 2013 was 16.9 percent, down from 18.5 percent in 2012—a statistically significant decline according to the Census Bureau.View Press Release
Continued Increase in Number of Children Living in Poverty Tempers Improvements in Child Health and Education
Denver, CO – Colorado has seen little improvement in overall child well-being compared to other states, despite progress in health and education, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2014 KIDS COUNT® Data Book. The state ranked 22nd among states for overall child well-being.View Press Release
Community leaders will examine child health and education issues in a community discussion June 5 in Salida. To start the conversation, the Colorado Children’s Campaign will present statewide and county-specific data on child well-being from its 2014 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report.View Press Release