Equitable Communities

Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

For America to reach its full economic, democratic, and moral potential, all children must have the opportunity to grow, develop, and thrive. We know that what children need: strong families; environments that support healthy early brain development; and the opportunity to develop social and emotional skills. We know from decades of work in foster care […]

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2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book

Wisconsin ranks number 13 in overall child well-being in the latest KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. While the ranking indicates that Wisconsin’s children are faring better than 37 other states, it’s critical to note that Wisconsin’s children of color face some of the greatest racial disparities in the […]

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Racial Equity Community Impact

Race to Equity’s Racial Equity Community Impact list is a preliminary compilation of over 125 racial equity initiatives that have been implemented throughout Dane County since the release of the Race to Equity Baseline Report. The list is comprised of initiatives developed by the Madison and Dane County governments, non-profit organizations, schools, the University of […]

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A Light at the End of a Long Tunnel for JJDPA Reauthorization?

You may recall that Sen. Whitehouse and Sen. Grassley introduced a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) late in the last congressional session. But, clearly Sen. Grassley, now in the majority, is being a leading voice in promoting JJDPA reauthorization, on a strong bi-partisan basis, in the new Congress. Changes […]

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Race for Results: Wisconsin’s Need to Reduce Racial Disparities

As the United States continues to become a more diverse nation, much work remains to be done to ensure that all children, regardless of their race or ethnicity, have the opportunity to thrive. A policy report recently published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that children of color face immense barriers to success in […]

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