Voices for Georgia’s Children Presents “The Whole Child Primer” to House Committee

Voices for Georgia’s Children Presents “The Whole Child Primer” to House Committee

Published: Feb 11, 2019   |   Category: Press Releases   |   Tags: , , , ,

Atlanta, GA – Voices for Georgia’s Children, along with the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network, presented a special report entitled “The Whole Child Primer” to a joint hearing of the House Juvenile Justice, House Health and Human Services, and House Education committees on Wednesday, February 6th at 8:30 a.m. The Primer outlines the areas that affect […]

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Legislative Update 2.11.10

Legislative Update 2.11.10

Published: Feb 11, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates

Download a PDF of the Update Here It is the week of Valentine’s Day, which makes me think about love. Love of country, love of friends and family, and love of work. — Wait a minute. Let’s reflect on that last one. What, exactly, do I love about my job? Is it the lost weekends […]

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Published: Feb 11, 2019   |   Category: Blog

It is the week of Valentine’s Day, which makes me think about love. Love of country, love of friends and family, and love of work. — Wait a minute. Let’s reflect on that last one. What, exactly, do I love about my job? Is it the lost weekends of neurotic bill reading? Is it the […]

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Legislative Update 2.4.19

Legislative Update 2.4.19

Published: Feb 4, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates

It was an unusual week for government nerds like myself. Thanks to the impending arrival of the Patriots, the Rams, and about a billion of their closest friends, the General Assembly scheduled themselves to be adjourned on Thursday and Friday. In addition, just in case Mother Nature turned our happy-go-lucky peach state into an arctic […]

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Legislative Update 1.28.19

Legislative Update 1.28.19

Published: Jan 28, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates

Every year, the general assembly takes a week off (usually the second week of session) to kick-start budget hearings. During that time, commissioners and directors come before a joint meeting of House and Senate appropriations committees and give them the lowdown about agency spending past, present and future. If you have a lot of ironing […]

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Published: Jan 27, 2019   |   Category: Publications

Voices for Georgia’s Children and the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network have teamed up to bring to you The Whole Child Primer, a guide for child policy in Georgia. While this is by no means comprehensive, we hope it is a good introduction to child policy: where Georgia stands; what we are doing that works well; […]

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Legislative Update 1.21.19

Legislative Update 1.21.19

Published: Jan 22, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates   |   Tags: ,

Welcome to the Voices for Georgia’s Children Legislative Update. Each week of the legislative session, our Update will arrive in your inbox with brief summaries of select legislation and session activity. For those of you who would like to get more involved, the very bottom of each blast will provide an opportunity for advocacy action, […]

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Number of Uninsured Kids Tops 200,000

Number of Uninsured Kids Tops 200,000

Published: Nov 29, 2018   |   Category: Press Releases   |   Tags: , , ,

Number of Uninsured Kids in Georgia Tops 200,000 Georgia sees one of the nation’s greatest increases in the kids’ uninsured rate    Atlanta, Ga. – Nearly 200,000 children in Georgia under age 19, or 7.5 percent of children, were uninsured in 2017, according to a new report from Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. […]

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Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Published: Nov 6, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , , ,

Can you smell it? The turkey cooking in the oven. The sweet potato casserole cooling down on the counter? Thanksgiving is almost here, and it is a great opportunity to introduce kids to new foods that they might not have tried before. Appropriately, this month’s Harvest of the Month is sweet potatoes. These sweet, starchy […]

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