KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child well-being news from the Colorado State Capitol and around the state. Find data and research on child health, early childhood education and development, K-12 education, and more. Track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids. Get the inside scoop on the Children's Campaign's outreach efforts - including information on important fundraising and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It's About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. The KidsFlash blog is your connection to the resources and information your need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children.

Colorado State Human Services Board increases assistance for low-income families for first time in nearly a decade

Basic cash assistance reporting
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: July 13, 2018

Last Friday, after five hours of deliberation and testimony, the State Human Services Board voted to increase cash assistance to low income families by 10 percent! This was the first increase in basic cash assistance in more than a decade and is a huge win for low-income families participating in the Colorado Works program.

Fast Fact- July 13, 2018

Fast Fact- July 13, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 13, 2018

In 2016, 23 percent of Colorado children (296,000 kids) lived in families in which no parent had regular, full-time employment. Between 2010 and 2016, the state’s percentage of children whose parents lacked secure employment fell from 29 percent.

Join the Families Belong Together Rally Saturday to make your voice heard

Join the Families Belong Together Rally Saturday to make your voice heard
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: June 29, 2018

Advocates calling for the reunification of families separated at the U.S. border will rally Saturday in communities throughout Colorado and the nation. We encourage you to join and demand that children are immediately reunified with their families and that this practice is stopped permanently.

Fast Fact- June 29, 2018

Fast Fact- June 29, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 29, 2018

In 2017, Colorado’s unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent, making it the fifth lowest unemployment rate in the country.