North Carolinians have long recognized that children are one of our state’s most valuable resources and their success is our success. Investing in the health, safety, education and financial security of our children are among the most important duties of our society. As the recession continues to stress North Carolinians, it is critical that policymakers focus on preserving services for children and families.
Press Release--Number of North Carolina Children Living in High-Poverty Communities Surges (2.23.2012)
The number of children living in high-poverty communities in North Carolina more than doubled over the past decade, according to a new KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Action for Children North Carolina 2012 Legislative Agenda for Children, Home in Henderson (02.01.2012)
Click here to view Action for Children's agenda for North Carolina children during the 2012 short session!
THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET WILL BE FINALIZED IN THREE WEEKS. Contact the White House this week to help children!
Since the requirement to allow parents to opt out of corporal punishment was passed last summer, 30 LEAs have banned corporal punishment!
Devlin elected to Action for Children North Carolina board, Gillings School of Global Public Health (01.04.2012)
Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Action for Children North Carolina board of directors.
Action for Children North Carolina is a leading statewide, nonpartisan, nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that North Carolina children are healthy, safe, well-educated and have every opportunity for success.
Advocacy Group Asks State Board of Education for Recommendation Regarding Corporal Punishment in the Public Schools ~ Press Release (11.28.2011)
Raleigh, N.C. --Action for Children North Carolina sent a letter on November 8 to the members of the State Board of Education asking that the Board take a position on the administration of corporal punishment in the public schools. "We have received no response", said Tom Vitaglione, a senior fellow with the advocacy organization, "and can only hope that the Board will put the issue on the agenda of its upcoming meeting".