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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Today, 1 in 5 U.S. children grow up in poverty. These children face high risks of falling behind early, struggling in school, and dropping out. Because of circumstances beyond their control, millions of children never reach their full potential. It doesn’t have to be this way.
What does mean to "go without" in America? It can mean no access to simple, but critical, things like books, preschool, healthy foods, and places to play and exercise – things that help children thrive and grow in mind and body. It can mean no safety net in times of crisis – or being unable to see a future outside of poverty.
We protect the nation’s most vulnerable children and give them early opportunities to learn so they can succeed in school and life.
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Every American child deserves better protection from disasters.
Let's close the achievement gap before it starts.
Every child deserves a chance at a healthy start.
Building resilience skills for our children nationwide.
Let the lifelong love of learning begin.
Helping children reach their potential by creating long lasting change.
Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Children often suffered the most. It soon became clear: U.S. emergency planning did not account for children's unique needs. More than a decade later, is our nation better prepared to protect children from disaster? Our expanded annual disaster report card finds some important progress. But far too many serious gaps remain. Our children, still at risk, deserve better. Explore the Report