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Results of new race report released

01 April 2014
Nineveh Dinha talks with Terry Haven with Voices for Utah Children about the results of a race report. Click here to be directed view interview.         

Minority kids don’t fare as well as whites in Utah

01 April 2014
Minority children fare worse in Utah than their white counterparts, but there are plenty of challenges — poverty, and poor access to health care and education — to go around, according to a new national study. Minority kids don't fare…

Results-Based Financing for Preschool Catching On

21 March 2014
Six hundred 3- and 4-year-olds are attending preschool in Salt Lake County and Park City, Utah, this year thanks to an innovative financing model that is catching the attention of government officials and lawmakers across the country. Results-Based Financing for…

United Way of Salt Lake announces service award honorees

19 March 2014
United Way of Salt Lake has announced its Celebration of Service award honorees for 2014. United Way will honor Voices for Utah Children as its Promise Partner; Craig Wagstaff, executive vice president and COO of Questar Gas Co. as Outstanding…

Intergenerational Poverty: Kids and Communities

18 March 2014
Voices for Utah Children released a special report, Intergenerational Poverty: Kids and Communities, which evaluates the opportunities available to the over 52,000 children living in intergenerational poverty. The report was presented today to the Intergenerational Poverty Advisory Committee which was…

Where you live makes a difference in escaping the impacts of poverty

18 March 2014
It's not just a factor in real estate. It's a significant factor in child well-being, a new report on intergenerational poverty concludes. The report, Intergenerational Poverty: Kids and Communities, examines intergenerational poverty in six ZIP codes in Salt Lake, Davis…

New steps taken to break the cycle of poverty

17 March 2014
When Sen. Stuart Reid decided to take on the issue of intergenerational poverty, he ran into naysayers – some of them legislative colleagues from his own party. New steps taken to break the cycle of poverty (Deseret News, 3-15-14)

Op Ed - Letter: Earned-income tax credit would boost economy

09 March 2014
If you had the opportunity to generate $21 million in local economic activity across Utah, cut taxes for low-wage working Utahns, and address child poverty to boot, would you take it? Op Ed - Letter: Earned-income tax credit would boost…

How much money is Utah losing in Medicaid dollars?

07 March 2014
Utah is Losing Medicaid Dollars Every Second

House panel okays funding for after-school programs

05 March 2014
A House committee unanimously passed SB43 to provide $5 million in grants to fund after-school programs to help children in intergenerational poverty. House panel okays funding for after-school programs (Salt Lake Tribune, 3-5-14)