DACA: Leaving Families in Limbo

Gabriela Pedroza remembers exactly where she was in June 2012 when she heard President Obama explain the immigration policy changes that would become the...

The Lessons of a Foster Care Survivor

Think of the first stranger you saw today. Now, imagine that you have to go and live with that person. How would you feel?...

School Lunch Program Takes a Step Backward

Since President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunch Act in 1946, the United States has consistently tried to improve child nutrition. Until now. Within...

Recess Is More Than Just Child’s Play

Recess is in distress. That all-important chance to refresh mind and body in the middle of a stressful school day is in danger of...

Philly’s $500 Million Parks Project Needs a Little Help From Teens

Over the next seven years, Philadelphia will invest $500 million in revitalizing the city’s parks and recreation centers. The goal of the project, titled...

Foster Children: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Every child deserves a voice. Foster children, however, are often denied any chance to be heard. That’s where the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) come in....

Back to the Future: Returning to Native Diets Drops Diabetes Rate...

NOME, Alaska — Megan Timm is trying to bring down western Alaska’s diabetes rate, one child and one smoked fish at a time. The manager...

Building Confidence One Backpack at a Time

Starting the year off right can be as simple as having a pair of confidence-boosting sneakers or a backpack full of brand-new pencils, pens,...

Fireworks: Fun or Fear?

Even before my twins were born, I looked forward to sharing holidays with them. The traditions, the family time, the special observances—holidays are some...

Federal Cuts Threaten to Defund Programs That Help Pennsylvania Families

Proposed federal budget cuts threaten to defund programs that help children and families meet basic needs or recover after a difficult life event. On...

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