News Coverage

November 10, 2017 - New Mexico In Depth
Amber Wallin, Kids Count director for New Mexico Voices for Children, flashed up a photo on a screen during her presentation to childhood advocates and elected leaders in Las Cruces for the first Southern New Mexico Kids Count conference on Thursday. Anyone of a certain age would recognize the black and white photo of a motley bunch of kids in baseball uniforms: The Bad News Bears.
November 9, 2017 - Las Cruces Sun-News
LAS CRUCES - The nonprofit New Mexico Voices for Children is probably best known for the annual reports showing that the well-being of the state's children is near-last in the United States. But the Albuquerque-based group is also looking for possible solutions to the problems — the focus of an inaugural conference it hosted along with another nonprofit Thursday in Las Cruces.
November 6, 2017 - Las Cruces Sun-News
NM Voices for Children and Ngage NM will host a KIDS COUNT Conference in Las Cruces this week to focus on child well-being in the southern part of New Mexico. The conference will offer a deep dive into child well-being data sets, will address public policies and encourage discussion about the impact the changing political landscape might have on children, a news release stated.
October 24, 2017 - Public News Service--NM
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – A new report out today says the vast majority of children in New Mexico lag behind other kids across the nation when it comes to achieving their future potential. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's second Race for Results report in three years measured key milestones in child development across racial and ethnic groups. The foundation tracks progress on education, health and economic success at national and state levels.
October 5, 2017 - Associated Press
SANTA FE — Operators of community health centers in New Mexico watched warily on Wednesday as congressional committees in Washington wrestled with proposals to extend crucial funding for clinics that are a mainstay of rural health care in the state. Federal funding expired at the end of September for federally qualified health centers, along with a popular health insurance program for children from low-income families.
October 1, 2017 - KOB TV
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – For the latest edition of Eye on New Mexico, KOB’s Colton Shone sat down with representatives from New Mexico Voices for Children to discuss an issue that is a bigger problem here than anywhere else: Child poverty. Among the topics discussed: The goals of NM Voices for Children, the trends that separate New Mexico from other states and how being in poverty can affect a child later in life.
September 21, 2017 - Albuquerque Journal
The Healthy Workforce Ordinance that Albuquerque voters will soon decide will give our businesses an edge in attracting the best workers from cities and states that do not have similar provisions to help their workforce – and their communities – stay healthy. Albuquerque voters should pass it. Read more
September 5, 2017 - Youth Today
The future of nearly 800,000 young people is under threat as President Donald Trump phases out the program giving work permits and deportation relief to Dreamers, young immigrants brought to the United States as children. No new applications will be accepted, the administration announced today. Young people will lose their DACA status as soon as their permits, which are granted for two years, expire. Some youth-led organizations shifted into high gear to protest, and some youth-serving organizations have rallied to the defense of young immigrants
September 5, 2017 - Santa Fe New Mexican
Several hundred people, many of them high school and college students, rallied Tuesday in Santa Fe to send a message to President Donald Trump on behalf of young immigrants who now might be deported. The Dreamers, they said, are here to stay. But exactly how they will make their words come true was anybody’s guess.
August 27, 2017 - Santa Fe New Mexican
New Mexico is among the states that have seen the steepest reductions in higher education spending since the national recession, a new report says, investing nearly a third less per student in the last fiscal year than it did in 2008. The report, by the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonprofit research institute, shows a nationwide trend of declining public funding for colleges and universities as tuition rates steadily rise, placing a heavier burden on students to help fund school operations.
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