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Report: Child Care Policies Rank AZ Near the Bottom

Access to quality child care is important for the well-being of parents, children, and our communities. The National Women’s Law Center released a new report entitled Persistent Gaps: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2017  that compares how states encourage or impede access to affordable, quality child care for working families. The good news in Arizona is that the co-payment amount that families are required to pay dropped significantly. Read more

Frank from Fostering Advocates AZ is Going to the UK to Study!

We are pleased to share that Frank Smith, a member of the Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) Young Adult Leadership Board, has just been awarded the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious post-graduate scholarship. The award was granted to only 43 students this year, and is focused on leadership and strengthening the relationship between the USA and the United Kingdom. Read more

AZ Tax Collections Too Slow to Re-Invest in K-12 Public Schools

State revenue projections show that relying on economic growth without tax increases is not a realistic plan to reinvest the funding our schools need. Children’s Action Alliance highlights this gap in a new Return on Education policy brief. The data show that Arizona’s K-12 public schools are STILL short $1.1 billion in state funding compared to fiscal year 2008, before the budget cuts during the Great Recession. Read more

Children’s Action Alliance is Hiring for an Administrative Assistant

Posted November 21, 2017 to Blog, enews, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
Children’s Action Alliance has a job opening for an administrative assistant in our Phoenix office. The ideal applicant will be energetic, have a great attitude and enjoy working in a fast-paced and exciting office. The job announcement is attached here. The position will be open until filled; please feel free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested. Read more

Data Show Children of Color Face Barriers to Educational Success

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that children of color and those growing up in immigrant families continue to face persistent barriers to opportunity. The report, Race for Results, measures children’s progress on 12 key milestones for family security, health and education. The data shows small improvements since 2014. Read more

Reserve Your Seat Today for Our Annual Through the Eyes of a Child Luncheon

Posted September 27, 2017 to Blog, E-news, enews, Events, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
Tickets are now available for Children’s Action Alliance’s flagship fundraising luncheon, New Beginnings: Through the Eyes of a Child, held Friday, November 3rd at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix. We hope you will join us as we honor Cindy McCain for her leadership fighting human trafficking and Dr. Crista Johnson-Agbakwu for her devotion to Refugee women and children. Read more

Senator John McCain Stands for AZ and Says No to Graham-Cassidy Repeal

Posted September 22, 2017 to Blog, E-news, enews, Health, Health, Home Page Most Recent | * Comments (1)
Across Arizona, families with children, seniors, people with disabilities, children in foster care, parents with pre-existing conditions, and children with special needs thank John McCain for standing with his Grand Canyon state and announcing he will vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy Repeal bill. In his statement, McCain said, “I cannot, in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. Read more

The New School Year Has Begun: Help Ensure AZ Public Schools Get the Support They Need

In just 90 days, a group of volunteers called Save Our Schools Arizona collected more than 111,000 petition signatures to put a hold on the expansion of Arizona’s school voucher program (called Empowerment Scholarship Accounts) that would divert millions of tax dollars from public to religious and other private schools, giving Arizona voters an opportunity to decide whether to keep the legislation when they go to the polls in November 2018. Read more

Register Now for the 2017 Grandparents Summit in Phoenix

Join Children’s Action Alliance and the Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors for the 2017 Grandparents Ambassador Summit, taking place next month in Phoenix. This one-day program is energizing and packed with useful information, tips for grandparents raising grandchildren and other kinship families, interactive workshops and friendship building experiences. All kinship families are welcome, whether you are a licensed foster family through the Department of Child Safety or have an informal placement in your home. Read more

We Are Hiring a Policy Associate…

Posted July 25, 2017 to Blog, enews, Issues | Comments (0)
Join us as we continue to serve as a voice for Arizona children in the community and at the legislature. Click here for more information about the position and how to apply. Read more