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Make Cash Assistance Programs Permanent

Direct cash pilots often expire without building grassroots support for the program.

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America - show up for working moms

Women are the center of our economy, care systems & essential work — but they aren’t at the center of our policies.

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Thousands of Childcare Slots Were Lost

10% of San Diego's licensed care options officially closed, and many more are yet to open.

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Guaranteed income program launches

150 households in San Diego are receiving monthly $500 guaranteed income payments

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New Study Highlights Cost of Child Care

In California, the average annual cost of infant care is nearly $17,000, $8,925 more than in-state college tuition

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San Diego will pilot Guaranteed Income

The pandemic has exposed the foolishness of blaming individuals for structural and systemic problems

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Salvaging "Build Back Better"

The Build Back Better Act had the opportunity to be ‘the New Deal’ of our time

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Identifying City Spaces for Child Care

The average cost of childcare is $14,000 per year in California

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Guaranteed income project secures $1.4M

SDec's Guaranteed Income Project will begin giving out payments in January.

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SDEC's Guaranteed Income Launch

150 families will receive $500 cash payments for 24 months that can be spent on needs such as food and more.

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Progress Reports

Ideas to Alleviate Economic Disparity

Khea Pollard speaks in front of the Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth

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Region’s First Guaranteed Income Project

San Diego for Every Child to Receive $1.4 Million from State Budget

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Research

The 2022 California Children Report Card

A survey of kids’ well-being and roadmap for the future

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50-State Progress Report

The report provides crucial state-by-state context, offering a snapshot of the early childhood policy landscape.

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First Step to Equity

A St. Louis community-led response to the First Step to Equity report.

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CTC: Many Families Have Enough to Eat

The most common way people used the Child Tax Credit payments was for food.

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Data from San Diego Hunger Coalition

SDHC releases quarterly updates on the status of nutrition insecurity, food assistance, and the meal gap.

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Mayors for a Guaranteed Income

A bipartisan majority of Americans support a guaranteed income and the CTC expansion

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Dismantling Poverty in WA

The goal of this strategic plan is to build a just and equitable future for all.

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Essential Care for Essential Workers

This briefing is intended to help senior leaders support frontline working parents with their childcare needs.

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San Diego Childcare Needs Assessment

91% of San Diego County infants and toddlers do not have a spot in an affordable childcare program.

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What We're Reading

Monthly Tax Credits Would Reduce Poverty

NEW RESEARCH from CPSP shows that monthly tax credit payments work better than a yearly lump-sum credit.

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Funding Our Kids 101: Understanding Cost

A cost model measures the true cost of equitably implementing, maintaining, or expanding a
program/service for kids

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Overdue for Pay Raise

State Payment Rates Are Not Keeping Pace with Rising Costs of Caring for Children, Wages, & Supplies

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The Expanded CTC Remains Essential

The Expanded Child Tax Credit is helping families, but National Survey shows continued outreach remains essential

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More children in poverty without CTC

The monthly child poverty rate increased from 12.1 percent in December 2021 to 17 percent in January 2022

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Cash Benefits During Baby’s First Years

A look at new national research and new state policy

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This Could Make or Break Families

Making government benefits more accessible and efficient doesn’t usually get the spotlight

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San Diego child care centers struggle

Even before COVID, hiring for child care was difficult because we undervalue and underpay the workforce

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Unstable Employment Increases Poverty

In an era of growing income inequality, the impact on a child can be devastating in their first six years.

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Study of poverty impact on child health

Persistent child poverty along with family adversities may significantly impact adolescent health.

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Community Champions are individuals and neighborhood groups across San Diego County who believe that we can cut the experience of child poverty in half by 2030.