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Focus on Children Town Hall Meeting to Be Held in Durham on March 1, 2013

Leading statewide child data, research and advocacy organization will convene local experts to discuss the well-being of children and youth in Durham County.

Durham, NC (February 27, 2013)-Action for Children North Carolina will host its regional community discussion Focus on Children town hall in Durham on Friday March 1, 2013, from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm. Sponsored by Action for Children North Carolina board members Chris Kukla from the Center for Responsible Lending and Carl Rist from CFED/1:1 Fund, the Focus on Children town halls bring local data about the status of children and youth to communities across the state in an effort to highlight improvements and declines in child well-being and facilitate discussion about strategies to improve the status of children.

“Good public policy decisions on behalf of children and youth start with good data,” said Deborah Bryan, president and CEO of Action for Children North Carolina. “For 30 years, Action for Children has partnered with local stakeholders to provide the quality data, analysis and technical assistance that support communities’ efforts to improve measurable outcomes for all children and youth.”

The event agenda includes:

Welcome by Chris Kukla, Center for Responsible Lending and Deborah Bryan, President & CEO, Action for Children North Carolina

Local data report on child well-being presented by Laila A. Bell, Director of Research and Data, Action for Children North Carolina

2013 Legislative session update presented by Brandy Bynum, Director of Policy and Outreach, Action for Children North Carolina

Community discussion led by Chris Kukla from the Center for Responsible Lending and Carl Rist from CFED/1:1 Fund

WHEN: Friday, March 1, 2013, from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

WHERE: Self Help Credit Union | 1st Floor Conference Room | 302 West Main Street | Durham, NC

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