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Millions of working parents qualify for food, medical, and child care assistance, but accessing these supports can be difficult.
These policies may hurt the very children they should be helping.
We are shortchanging the very children who most need a strong start and the parents who are working hard to give their children a better life.
Current enforcement methods can hinder fathers' ability to find work and save money, and failure to pay can lead to incarceration. That cycle hurts kids too.
Many of the fathers we spoke to in the program felt that they had gained parenting and relationship skills and learned from other dads along the way.
About 9 percent of American men become fathers before they turn 20. Home visits are a promising way to help these young people navigate parenthood.
In Prince George’s County, Maryland, a new model of schools aims to address students’ needs both inside and outside of the classroom.
A pilot program for teen boys helps them build healthy relationships by understanding the impact of masculinity on sexual health, safety, and violence.
Because the community was invested in the research, we received better data. Because we had better data, we co-designed a better program.
Will public preschool become the bipartisan issue of the 2016 presidential election? Despite some recent polling, the answer is likely, ‘no.’

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