The future of North Carolina is as strong as its people.

That’s why we’re at our best when all children to grow up in financially secure families and communities where they have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Children living in financially secure families and communities are more likely to succeed in school, stay healthy, and achieve economic success as adults.

Unfortunately, families in many communities face deeply entrenched obstacles to success, such as insufficient and low-paying jobs, under-funded schools, and limited access to health care. This is disproportionately true for families of color due to race-specific barriers like hiring discrimination and a biased criminal justice system.

The good news is that we can overcome these barriers and create opportunity in communities where it doesn’t exist by implementing evidence-based public policy that supports children, families, and communities.

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