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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: December 28, 2020-January 8, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from December 28, 2020 – January 8, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health  …

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ASCI President and CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel Responds to Events at the Capital

Every day at A Second Chance, Inc., we ask, how are the children? How are their families? Today we also must ask, how is our country? President-elect Joe Biden stated, “The world’s watching. I…

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Representation Matters: Man Creates Black-Owned Cereal Proud Puffs

Following protests in Minneapolis, Nic King wanted to buy black-owned cereal and couldn’t find any. However, in the middle of the night, he was inspired to create his own: Proud…

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Minnesota Boy Raises Funds to Feed 225 Health Care Workers

One night during bedtime, 5-year-old Eli Svensk told his father James that he wanted to help health care workers. James decided to create a fundraising page to buy meals from…

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Gives 200 Kids Gift Cards for Christmas

JuJu Smith-Schuster and the JuJu Foundation partnered with Walmart to give over 200 kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania $20,000 in gift cards for a happier…

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Tiffany Haddish Introduces Internship for Foster Youth

Tiffany Haddish is giving back to California foster youth with an internship program that starts in summer 2021. She recently announced the program, which is operating through her nonprofit organization, the…

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National Kinship Review Highlights of 2020

It is said that “sharing is caring,” and it is undeniable that 2020 has provided us an opportunity to sincerely think about how we share and care. While Zoom calls…

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Stimulus Bill: Significant New Funding for Older Foster Youth

Through the advocacy and support of thousands of young leaders across the country, Congress passed the long-awaited $900 billion stimulus bill. In addition to direct stimulus payments to eligible individuals,…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: December 14-25

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from December 14 – 25. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   H.R. 8958 —…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: November 30-December 11

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates from November 30 – December 11 pertinent to children and families. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   S. 4949…

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