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"Kid with Penguin at Lincoln Park Zoo" Photo courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo
Children & Families, Environment, News, Nonprofit Spotlight
Read our Nonprofit Spotlight with the Zoo Director of the Lincoln Park Zoo Megan Ross on how the organization cares...
"IMG_8409" by Wutthichai Charoenburi licensed under CC BY 2.0
Children & Families, Health, News
In Chicago, the number of teens who are giving birth has dropped significantly to an all-time low, according to a...
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Jocelynn Lujan, left, and her sister, Jennifer, attend a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., where activists denounced President Donald Trump's executive actions on immigration. Identical Democratic proposals in the New Mexico House and Senate would prevent state agencies from cooperating with federal immigration authorities and limit the authority of sheriffs and jails to hold federal immigrant detainees. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico, the state with the largest percentage of Hispanic residents in the nation, could...
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Children & Families, Justice & Poverty, Previews
George A. Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Bread for the City, discusses how community-based challenges impede in effectively serving low-income...
"Child" by Vladimir Pustovit licensed under CC BY 2.0
Children & Families, News
While the share of households with youth under the age of 18 has declined across major cities in the U.S.,...
"Family StoryMinute - _MG_6491" by sean dreilinger licensed under CC BY 2.0
Children & Families, Education, News
A new study found that parents who read to their children a lot boost their child’s learning and language skills...
Vogel Kids Playing
Children & Families, Justice & Poverty, News, Nonprofit Spotlight
Read our Nonprofit Spotlight with President & CEO of Vogel Alcove Karen Hughes on the organization’s mission to help homeless...
Kurt-Newman
Children & Families, Health, Previews
Kurt Newman, President & CEO of the Children's National Health System, discusses how the influx of technology and preventative methods...
Trump Birth Control California
AP, Children & Families, Health, Justice & Poverty, News
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth...
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2016, file photo, a one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills is displayed in Sacramento, Calif. A U.S. judge will hear arguments over California’s attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to claim religious objections to providing birth control benefits. The rules set to go into effect on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge said Friday that a "substantial number" of women would lose free birth control...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.
AP, Children & Families, News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United...
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Children & Families, Justice & Poverty, Previews
Linda Velarde, Executive Director of Villa Maria, discusses how women who are homeless and without children can transition from crisis...
"06112018 - Homeless Youth from Schoolhouse Connection-54" by US Department of Education licensed under CC BY 2.0
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According to data from the California Department of Education, the number of students that are living in homelessness has increased...
Children's Home Society announces Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 that philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has donated $55 million to the shelter in Sioux Falls. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP)
AP, Children & Families, Foundations, Health, News
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has donated $55 million to Children's Home Society, with...
"Picnic Tables & Drinking Fountain in Dayville, Oregon" by Rick Obst licensed under CC BY 2.0
Children & Families, News
A new study published in Social Science Research found that American individuals and families are happier when living in places...
Stephanie-Karr
Children & Families, Justice & Poverty, Previews
Stephanie Karr, Executive Director of the Center Against Sexual & Family Violence discuss how the organization provides confidential assistance, educational...
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Children & Families, Education, News
Loss is very common in childhood – 9 out of 10 children experience the death of a close family member...
"Kids eating lunch" Photo courtesy of Family League of Baltimore
Children & Families, Justice & Poverty, News, Nonprofit Spotlight
Read our Nonprofit Spotlight with President and CEO of Family League of Baltimore Demauane Millard who details how the organization...
Growing Up Digital Smartphone Psychiatry
AP, Children & Families, Health, News
Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could...
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Arts, Media & Culture, Children & Families, Education, Environment, Foundations, Health, INSIGHT, Justice & Poverty, Previews
In this collaboration with WHUT - Howard University Television, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from the Washington D.C. region...
"Day 34: Spilled Out" by Ajay Suresh and more licensed under CC BY 2.0
Children & Families, Health, News
A new study found that more children and youth are dying from use of opioids than ever before. ...
"students-in-class-with-teacher-reading" by Ilmicrofono Oggiono and more licensed under CC BY 2.0
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's education department is advising local school officials that it's not their role to determine whether...
Nonprofit Spotlight by mOppenheimORG
Arts, Media & Culture, Children & Families, Education, Environment, Health, Justice & Poverty, News, Nonprofit Spotlight
In 2018, we had the pleasure of interviewing many organizations that are transforming communities across the US. We celebrate...
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Arts, Media & Culture, Children & Families, Education, Environment, Foundations, Health, INSIGHT, Justice & Poverty, Previews
Leaders from nonprofits in Alaska, Minnesota, Texas and Washington D.C. discuss the important work that they do to strengthen their...

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