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A Look Back at Our June Community Conversations

Since 2017, Children First has visited communities across the state to listen to the dreams, concerns, and shared vision that Oregonians have for children. Through Community Conversations, we are exploring and understanding the distinct challenges facing children...

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RSVP to the 2018 OFYC Policy Luncheon!

You’re invited to the Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC) Policy Conference Luncheon! This is your opportunity to hear directly from OFYC leaders about their vision to help the nearly 8,000 youth who are in foster care today in our state. The OFYC Policy Conference...

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Join Us for Community Pints!

Children First for Oregon is pleased to announce that we are the designated beneficiary for Deschutes Brewery's Community Pints this June! Join us on Tuesdays in June (June 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th) to support Children First as you sip tasty beer! Deschutes Brewery...

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Speak up to Support Oregon Students

The Joint Committee on Student Success is a group of legislators tasked with identifying what’s working — and what’s not working — in Oregon schools. Over the next few months, they will be visiting 9 counties throughout the state to gather community feedback about...

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CHIP Gets Short-Term Fix, Oregon Families Still Anxious

The following was published by Public News Service on December 29, 2017. A last-minute deal in Congress to provide short-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program hasn't done much to alleviate stress for states and parents going into the new year. Known...

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Report: Youth in Poverty Will Likely Live so as Adults

The following was published in the Argus Observer on December 22, 2017.  Children in Malheur County are facing obstacles when it comes to financial stability, child welfare and future success. That information comes from annual reports from two state organizations,...

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14 hours ago
Four-year-olds are curious explorers who want to understand their world — and books can help!
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2 days ago
Have you seen @APANONews's new, beautiful murals in Portland?
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3 days ago
Brain science has shown that our youngest learners need high-quality early education to put them on the path to success. We need innovative approaches to meet the needs of children as they start their developmental journey.
4 days ago
Our students, teachers, and parents are crying out for help — it's time for the legislature to make a meaningful investment in our schools.
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The good news is that Oregon is bucking national trends, with the number of uninsured children continuing to drop.
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6 days ago
Unemployment, a lack of good-paying jobs, and a lack of affordable housing contribute to the increasing number of homeless students in our state.
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