March 2014

Author:
Candelaria Murillo, Children and Youth Project

Washington can take no pride in getting an F, yet that is the grade Washington State received in a national report card that evaluated state laws and how well they protect vulnerable foster children and youth. Today, the state took a step towards a better grade.

Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill, SB 6126, that will help vulnerable foster children and youth have legal protection and assistance in the cases that govern their... More

Author:
John Midgley

In 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty" in his first State of the Union address. Congress soon after enacted the Economic Opportunity Act, which included the Community Action Program and the Job Corps, and this war with strong humane aspirations established other popular programs still in existence, such as Head... More