Briefing Event - Our Kids, Our Future
Child poverty remains high in the U.S., with nearly 1 in 5 children living in households below the poverty line. Children experience poverty at a rate that is 62 percent higher than adults. Poverty is a particularly serious problem for children, who suffer negative effects for the rest of their lives after living in poverty for even a short time.

The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group is a partnership of child-focused organizations dedicated to cutting child poverty in half within a decade. Recognizing the need for a national strategy to address child poverty, members of the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group drafted Our Kids, Our Future, a compendium of cross-sector solutions to significantly reduce child poverty in the U.S.

This Congressional briefing highlighted the release of this compendium and featuring a panel of experts that will present on child-focused interventions to address child poverty and support healthy child development. Experts will detail how solutions to child poverty are tied to economic gains that result in a strong and educated workforce, which benefit businesses, communities, and not least of all, children and families.
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