KIDS COUNT in Delaware Turns 25: Honoring the Past, Building Kids' Futures
Data, Discussion and Decision Making For 25 years, KIDS COUNT in Delaware has worked to improve the lives of our youngest residents through data-driven advocacy, policy change and program improvement. Today, our work is more important than ever.
We continue to make a difference for Delaware's children by working to:
- TRACK DATA that reflect how children, their families and communities are faring.
- COLLABORATE WITH DECISION-MAKERS AND OTHER PARTNERS to forward policies and programs that improve the lives of at-risk children and families.
- PUBLISH RESEARCH that sheds light on how policy and programs impact children and their families.
- SERVE AS A RESOURCE by sharing annual statewide data on hundreds of indicators of child well-being and offering data expertise services to our communities and the organizations that serve them.
Because kids are so important to our collective long-term success, it's imperative that we measure and understand conditions in which they live so that we can invest our time, effort and resources in ways that will ensure the best return for us all. By providing the best data available about kids in the state, the goal of KIDS COUNT in Delaware is to help organizations make data driven decisions and evaluate outcomes in order to progress toward their goals; to keep agencies informed and responsive to changing and emerging needs; and to assess where we can better focus collective energy in order to achieve better results. After all, children are 25% of our population, but 100% of our future.
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States. By providing policy makers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local and state discussion concerning ways to secure better lives for all children. The project here in Delaware is a collaborative effort of over forty organizations that is housed within the Center for Community Research & Service at the University of Delaware.
Consider a Gift
Please help us honor our past while building for the future with your gift of "25 for 25". While any amount is appreciated, a recurring gift of $25 each month for the year as we celebrate our 25th anniversary would put us well on our way to success as we begin a journey into our next 25 years.
A tax-deductible contribution can be made at www.udel.edu/giving/kidscount
You can also send a check (payable to the University of Delaware) to: KIDS COUNT in Delaware, 298K Graham Hall Newark DE, 19716-7350
A Big THANKS To Our Project Sponsors:
Annie E. Casey Foundation
State of Delaware
University of Delaware
Nemours Children's Health Systems
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
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