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New Report: Every Kid Needs a Family

May 19, 2015
In its latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success, the Annie E. Casey Foundation highlights the urgent need for sound policies and proven practices to connect more children with nurturing and supportive families.

Have You Used the KIDS COUNT Data Center?

April 28, 2015
Children are Arizona’s greatest resource. Therefore, we must ensure that public policies and community institutions are protecting the investments made in kids across the state. To make this happen, those that make decisions that affect the lives of children, those that tell the story of children and advocates who amplify the voices of our youth, should have easily-accessible data and statistics on the well-being of kids and their families. The KIDS COUNT Data Center provides this data for children living across Arizona and for children throughout the United States.

285,000 Arizona Kids Lifted Out of Poverty

February 25, 2015
A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that anti-poverty measures are successful to keeping children out of poverty. If it weren’t for programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Free and Reduced School Lunch and, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), 285,000 more Arizona children would be living in poverty, according to the supplemental poverty measure (SPM). Read more

New KIDS COUNT Policy Report

November 12, 2014
With almost half the nation’s young children growing up in low-income households, a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls for a comprehensive effort to lift kids out of poverty.

New AZ and National KIDS COUNT Data Books

July 21, 2014
Children's Action Alliance, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, released two new comprehensive data reports so leaders in the state can be better informed to create action steps that improve children’s health, education, and security.

New Legislative District Fact Sheets

July 10, 2014
Download your legislative district's fact sheet today with all the most recent data. We encourage you to use this local data when you meet with local elected officials and candidates. Find out how your candidates, state and U.S. senators and representatives plan to address the problems facing children in your community, and across the state.

Arizona’s economic future tied to conditions for kids of color

April 1, 2014
Arizona’s potential to compete economically is at high risk as the state’s future majority workforce – Latino children – rank among the worst in the nation for essential early indicators for success, a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows.

AZ Kids Lag in Reading Proficiency

January 28, 2014
In a new KIDS COUNT data snapshot released today, the Annie E. Casey Foundations reports that a large majority of children in the United States are not reading proficiently by the time they reach fourth grade - a key predictor of a student’s future educational and economic success.

New Report Gets Attention of AZ Coalition

November 6, 2013
A new report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The First Eight Years: Building a Foundation for Lifetime Success, points the way for Arizona and other states to help more children flourish with quality learning, literacy, and health opportunities.


September 20, 2013
New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau from the American Community Survey (ACS) shows that poverty in Arizona remains a top threat to children. Child poverty in Arizona is significantly more prominent than the national average.