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Advocates for Children of New Jersey

ACNJ Enews
December 2014

Improving Academic Achievement for NJ Foster Kids

Children in New Jersey’s foster care system are more likely to remain in their home school when they enter foster care, thanks to a law passed in 2010, giving these vulnerable children improved educational stability. This is helping to improve their chances for school success, according to a recent ACNJ survey.

Read report.

Dual Approach to Ending Child Poverty

With more than half of New Jersey’s children living in families where no parent is fully employed, a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls for a comprehensive effort to lift children and families out of poverty.

Read the report.

Help Support Home Visiting

A national coalition is urging Congress to support funding for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV program) at its current annual level of $400 million. These programs are among the most effective in getting very young children off to the right start.

Please consider having your organization sign on to the letter of support.

Sign the letter now.

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at ACNJ!

Warm wishes for a happy holidaywith your family and friends.

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