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2017 Big Voice Awards

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2017 Big Voice Awards

MEET OUR HONOREES Please extend your congratulations to our official 2017 Big Voice Honorees, and join us for our annual celebration this year on Friday, August 25th at 6 pm. (add to calendar). Every dollar we raise at Big Voice will support the work we do here at Georg read...

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Voices for Georgia’s Children Announces New Executive Director

Dr. Erica Fener-Sitkoff to assume leadership July 1 ATLANTA, GA (June 9, 2017) – Children’s advocacy not-for-profit Voices for Georgia’s Children announced today that Emily Pelton, who has served as executive director for the past two years, is stepping down to pursue a new role at CARE....

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Deal forms Commission on Children’s Mental Health

Governor Nathan Deal announced this week the creation of the Commission on Children’s Mental Health. The commission is tasked with providing recommendations to improve mental health services for children and includes health care experts, state leaders, and children’s advocates from...

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GA-CALL! – Helping Georgia Help Children: How Federal Dollars are Used by the State

A big thank you for coming out for our latest GA-CALL! about how federal dollars are used by the state to help children. We hope the event was as insightful for you as it was for us. We’d also like to thank our incredible presenters and panelists: Governor’s Office of Planning and...

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Four Georgia Nonprofits Receive $1.45 Million to Help Georgia’s Youngest Children Eat Farm-Fresh Food

(ATLANTA, GA) June 2, 2017 – Through a new national investment, four partner organizations are launching an effort to promote access to local, healthy foods for young children in Georgia’s early learning environments.  The statewide public-private partnership will be led by The Common Market...

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Why Medicaid Matters to Georgia

Healthcare has been the center of much discussion during the last few weeks. Whether you agree or disagree with the politics and conversations surrounding it, this is a conversation worth having, because healthcare is big and complicated and touches everyone. Here at Voices, we love well-informed...

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Voices’ Legislative Update – Sine Die Edition

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous Well, I don’t know about you, but there are some things I am going to really miss about...

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We’ve Moved!

The Voices team has officially relocated to our new office space at 75 Marietta Street NW, Suite 401. We still have a good bit of unpacking and settling in to do during the next few weeks, but thanks to our amazing Office Manager, Melanie Dowdell, and our generous supporters, especially the Tull...

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Easy Ways to Support Afterschool in Georgia

THE ASK As you may have heard, President Trump’s proposed budget eliminates funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, the only dedicated federal funding for afterschool, before school, and summer learning. It’s now up to Congress to counter the cut — or eliminate 21st...

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