This year, a number of cities across the country added their name to a growing list of cities, states, and universities opting to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in lieu of the less honorable Columbus Day—including Stevens Point, WI. While we should applaud and celebrate this movement, it’s important to remember that we are far from […]
Wisconsin families still haven’t recovered economically from the recession, according to new figures on poverty and income released by the U.S. Census Bureau last week. Here are five charts drawn from the Census data that describe the number of Wisconsin residents who have incomes too low to meet basic needs. 1. Years after the recession […]
Throughout our nation’s history, the great American story for so many immigrants is finding a better life, building a stronger future, and achieving their dreams in this great nation. At Kids Forward, we are committed to building the best future possible for every child and every family in Wisconsin. This includes over 7,500 young people […]
As an organization committed to standing up for every child, every family, and every community, Kids Forward strongly condemns the hate, violence, and acts of racism ignited by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Like you, we are horrified about what occurred and we are equally horrified by the response, or the lack of response, from many of our nation’s leaders.
Kids Forward Executive Director Ken Taylor delivered the following remarks at our rebranding launch event, A New Name, A New Look, A Renewed Mission, on July 11, 2017. “One of the keys to our organization’s longevity is that we have been willing and able to look forward and change with the times. Our name change is […]
Today is International Women’s Day. It began as International Working Women’s Day to honor the International Lady Garment Worker’s Union strike and in the 1970’s, the United Nations officially began celebrating International Women’s Day. Across the world, women are going on strike to highlight issues women disproportionately face, such as sexual assault, curtailing of reproductive […]
According to Think Progress, a movement to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October is spreading throughout the country. Since the adoption of the first Indigenous Peoples Day in 1992 by the city of Berkeley, California, many other communities, cities, states and other types of municipalities are following suit. Just last week, […]
A week has passed since the death of Sylville Smith in Sherman Park. I am in no position to comment on the details of the events that led to his killing, or its aftermath. But I do think it is imperative that we see these tragic events within a larger context, a context that extends […]
The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF) is excited to announce the creation of the Farm to Early Care and Education project, which will bring the farm to table movement to child care programs across the state. The project is funded by a $150,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich.
New Federal Policy Could Help Close the Gap On average, Native Americans in Wisconsin die 14 years sooner than whites! In 2014, the average age at death for Native Americans was just 63 years, compared to 77 years for white Wisconsinites. Think about that. Fourteen years is 5,110 days, or 122,640 hours!