Today is El Día de Los Niños – April 30!

Let all young Latinos and all children know that they have a place in America! April 30 is a day to reflect on the future of young children in our nation! The US has approximately 74million children under the age of 18. Latinos are the largest minority in the United States and all economic, political […]

Cancelling El Día de Los Niños – April 30 Festivities Nationwide

The safety of children and families during the coronavirus pandemic is high priority.  The National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI), serving as the national steward organization for El Día de Los Niños – April 30 throughout the United States encourages all state and local coordinating committees to take all precautions necessary in keeping children safe in […]

Governor Doug Ducey

Arizona To Provide Nearly 600,000 Children With Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits

PHOENIX⁠ — Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced today the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorized DES to provide Arizona P-EBT Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits to households with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. There are nearly 600,000 students receiving free or reduced-price […]

Thinking of donating your stimulus check? Here are some ways to help children & families in need

By Tim Smith This week, a good portion of Americans will start to the $1,200 coronavirus relief check show up in their bank accounts. For many, this will be a welcome relief during a trying time. For others, who fortunately haven’t seen the crisis affect their finances, this may be an opportunity to pay it […]

States should replace grab-and-go school meals with cash to families

By Lauren Bauer and Diane Schanzenbach Parents, even under shelter-in-place orders, will venture out to feed their children. But deteriorating economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have made it even more difficult for many low-income households, including those with children, to afford groceries. Food insecurity is on the rise, heightened by school closures and […]

The deadly mix of Covid-19, air pollution, and inequality, explained

By Lois Parshley Covid-19 is disproportionately affecting black and brown communities in New York and elsewhere. Air pollution seems to be one reason why. Air pollution is down across the United States right now as car and truck emissions plummet from mass social distancing. But decades of high levels of pollutants like particulate matter, ozone, […]

COVID-19: How The Health of Children Is at Stake

By Bruce Lesley Children may not be dying in the same number as adults or senior citizens due to COVID-19, but their health is at risk and so are the lives of their parents and grandparents. While children are often more susceptible to certain diseases and environmental toxins, they are also often more responsive to […]

Millions of low-income children are still waiting for federal food aid

By Tami Luhby, CNN (CNN) Millions of low-income children who can no longer get free meals at school because of the coronavirus crisis have yet to receive additional federal assistance promised to them by Congress. Lawmakers included several provisions to help needy families obtain more food in their second coronavirus stimulus package that passed weeks […]

Philly pediatrician: Who will care for the children of COVID-19 patients?

By Dorothy R. Novick, For The Inquirer Perhaps the only saving grace of the novel coronavirus is that it largely spares my pediatric patients from severe disease. But this pandemic presents a different sort of threat to children: The threat of being stranded should their parents fall ill. Last week, a mother with worsening coronavirus infection brought […]

The COVID-19 Crisis Is Catastrophic for Children Too

By Bruce Lesley This is likely a once-in-a-generation disaster, and it will affect every domain of human life. It will be traumatic. And trauma always falls hardest on the youngest among us… All the evidence suggests that children — and poor children especially — will bear an incredible burden during the coronavirus pandemic and the […]

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