Join us in Ending Child Poverty in California!
Amongst those who felt the deepest impact of the pandemic, are the 450,000 children living in deep poverty and the 2 million children living in poverty across the state of California.
Many children and their hard-working families rely on a social safety net provided by local community-based organizations that help meet their basic needs. This safety net was tested when service delivery was interrupted due to the state’s stay-at-home order.
In this moment, Promise Neighborhoods and StriveTogether’s Cradle-to-Career communities rose to the challenge by continuing to meet the existing and new elevated needs of their communities, children and families. As we look into the future, an investment in cradle-to-career is necessary, not only to address the elevated needs of COVID-19, but to ensure that our investments in services are delivered effectively and efficiently to families and bring us one step closer to ending child poverty in CA.
OUR BUDGET ASK:
Cradle-to-Career communities confront poverty by breaking down silos and identifying varying roles and responsibilities of local organizations to more efficiently provide services to those in need, eliminate duplication of services, and to leverage the resources we have and generate cost savings over the long-term.
We are requesting a $60 million investment for new and existing cradle-to-career communities. This funding will help community-level or regional networks for planning, coordination, systems support, and placed-based implementation of data-informed solutions to address gaps in services.
California’s children and families can no longer wait.
If you have any questions, please contact Cristina Patricio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The California Cradle-to-Career Coalition
The California Promise Neighborhood Network
The California Cradle to Career Collaborative
GRACE/End Child Poverty in California