Tag: Child Poverty

Arizona Kids Count Data Shows Successes, Declines in Kids’ Conditions

| August 22, 2016
Arizona Kids Count Data Shows Successes, Declines in Kids’ Conditions

The astronomical increase in the number of kids in foster care shows a dire need for greater investment in prevention services for at-risk families.

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ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

| August 3, 2015
ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

Effective June 8th, Arizona’s Child Care Administration (CCA) will be releasing all of the children on the waiting list and will be authorizing services for new applicants if the family’s income is at or below 110 percent of the Federal Poverty Level ($1,815 a month for a family of 3).

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ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

| July 29, 2015
ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

Effective June 8th, Arizona’s Child Care Administration (CCA) will be releasing all of the children on the waiting list and will be authorizing services for new applicants if the family’s income is at or below 110 percent of the Federal Poverty Level ($1,815 a month for a family of 3).

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High Childhood Poverty Rate in Coconino County Affects Overall Well-being

| July 27, 2015
High Childhood Poverty Rate in Coconino County Affects Overall Well-being

A nationwide study released by KidsCount ranked Arizona 46th for the well-being of children, the same rank it received last year. In Coconino County, about 28 percent of children live in poverty, slightly higher than the state rate of 26 percent, according to the study.

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Stuck Outside the Poor Door – The Child Watch Column

| April 24, 2015
Stuck Outside the Poor Door – The Child Watch Column

Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund Stuck Outside the Poor Door More than 88,000 people have applied to enter the “poor door” at a new luxury condominium tower on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Only one in 1,600 will win the lottery to live there. Some months ago a New York developer made […]

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285,000 Arizona Kids Lifted Out of Poverty

| February 26, 2015
285,000 Arizona Kids Lifted Out of Poverty

Newsletter from Children’s Action Alliance: February 25, 2015 A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that anti-poverty measures are successful to keeping children out of poverty. If it weren’t for programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Free and Reduced School Lunch and, Temporary Assistance for […]

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The Paradox of Poverty – Through the lens of Michael Williamson

| August 8, 2014
The Paradox of Poverty – Through the lens of Michael Williamson

By May-Ying Lam Washington Post photographer Michael S. Williamson: “You know, when I was on food stamps as a kid, I was a good kid who probably wouldn’t have taken to crime. But if I was hungry enough, I might have shoplifted a can of tuna or some spaghetti. But I didn’t have to. We […]

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