Atlantic Philanthropies Awards $3 Million to Voices for America’s Children
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Original Source Voices for America’s Children in Washington, D.C., has announced a $3 million grant from Atlantic Philanthropies to strengthen the organization’s advocacy efforts on behalf of children and families in the United States. The three-year grant will be used to improve coordination among the sixty members of the organization’s advocacy network, which works to help secure health care for all children, expand pre-kindergarten programs for three- and four-year-olds, and reduce the number of youth who drop out of school between middle school and high school. The grant builds on Atlantic’s previous support of Voices’ efforts to strengthen the child advocacy movement in the United States and create sustainable improvements in the lives of children and families. “A comprehensive advocacy approach – including campaigning to build support, lobbying for specific legislation, and implementing laws and programs – is what is needed to produce tangible results for children and families,” said Marisha Wignaraja, an executive in Atlantic’s disadvantaged children & youth program. “Voices has a strong national presence and an experienced and effective state and local network, and we are confident that together they can advocate successfully to enhance the lives of children and families.” Voices for America’s Children Awarded $3 Million Grant From the Atlantic Philanthropies to Elevate Advocacy for Children & Families. Voices for America’s Children Press Release.