Have a Heart for Kids Day is your day to speak up for kids. Right now, your voice matters. Join hundreds of child, youth, and family advocates from across Washington State and speak up for kids!
SEATTLE — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn visits Dearborn Park Elementary on Friday morning to honor its staff with a Super School award.
The award comes as part of the Fuel Up First with Breakfast Challenge, which has inspired school leaders across the state to serve healthy breakfasts to more students.
“A nutritious breakfast calms rumbling stomachs and focuses young minds,” Dorn says. “The Fuel Up First with Breakfast Challenge helps make sure kids are ready to learn when the school day begins.”
Data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicates that the lingering effects of the recession have pulled 75,000 more Washingtonians into hunger. Read the full press release.
Tacoma (Thursday, August 30, 2012) – First 5 FUNdamentals and the Early Learning Action Alliance are proud to recognize Sen. Mike Carrell (28th – Lakewood), Sen. Debbie Regala (27th – Tacoma) and Rep. Bruce Dammeier (25th – Puyallup) for their outstanding work in helping more children access early learning opportunities. Next Wednesday, Sept. 5, each will be presented with a Crayon Award.
The Children’s Alliance is recognizing 12 state legislators for protecting kids in the 2012 legislative sessions.
The Champion for Children award is the highest honor that the Children’s Alliance can give to a legislator.
New national rankings of child well-being show that Washington’s kids have been hurt by hard times.
Washington ranks 18th out of all 50 states in the new KIDS COUNT Data Book, a detailed look at 16 indicators of child well-being grouped into four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.
The Data Book presents the most recent trends for kids in Washington and across the country, starting before the recession began and ending with the most recent year of available data. Read the KIDS COUNT in Washington press release.
(June 28, 2012) Release from Health Coalition for Children and Youth
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today preserving the Affordable Care Act clears the way for us to move forward with implementation of this historic law. Our state must take this opportunity and make the best possible choices for children and families to ensure that more Washingtonians have access to quality, affordable healthcare and coverage.
Read the full press release for our analysis and multiple media contacts.
(June 11, 2012) - At its annual luncheon on June 7, the Children’s Alliance presented awards to three outstanding advocates who have worked to improve the lives of children and families in Washington state.
Read the full press release.
Wednesday, November 30 – The first week of Special Session will have a memorable closing day on Friday in Olympia, when hundreds of kids, parents, and advocates stand together at Children’s Alliance’s Have a Heart for Kids Day: 2011 Special Session. This will culminate in a rally with parent and youth speakers, and a Proclamation by the Children of Washington released and delivered to legislators.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 – A report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that the recession made a deep mark on Washington’s families. The number of hungry households in the state shot up nearly 100 percent from 2008 to the end of 2010; Washington state now ranks as the 11th hungriest state in the nation.