Jun 24 2018

Report by Kids Count chronicles racial disparities

2018-06-26T11:51:11+00:00 Kids Count News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

“While the bright spots are encouraging, we cannot lose sight of the fact that the state is failing Black children in many ways,” said James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, in a statement. “This report provides us a research-based focus on how we better support Black children and families in New Mexico.”

Oct 24 2017

NM Kids Struggle for Equal Chance to Succeed

2018-05-03T11:48:33+00:00 Kids Count News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

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.

Sep 05 2017

Youth Organizations Oppose the Administration Ending DACA

2018-06-13T21:15:55+00:00 Human Rights/Civic Participation News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

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

Sep 05 2017

Santa Fe Dreamers stand united after Trump’s decision

2018-05-03T11:55:00+00:00 Human Rights/Civic Participation News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

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.

Jan 19 2016

NM now worst for child poverty

2018-06-16T15:55:22+00:00 Economic Security News Coverage, Education News Coverage, Health News Coverage, Kids Count News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

New Mexico is now worst in the nation in the percentage of children living in poverty, according to the Kids Count data book for 2015, which is released each year on the first day of the legislative session by the children and families advocacy organization New Mexico Voices for Children.