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Pandemic and Economic Insecurity Threaten Louisiana Children’s Mental Health

Louisiana ranks 49th in child well-being, according to the 2022 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation analyzing how children and families are faring. Children in America are in the midst of a mental health crisis, struggling with anxiety and depression at unprecedented levels. … Read more

Agenda CEO named as one of Gambit’s 40 under 40

It’s become a tradition for alt-weeklies and other publications to put out a yearly 40 Under 40 list. Why 40 is the cut off age has long since been lost to the hungover, frenetic haze of 1980s editorial decisions, along with “three examples is a trend,” “let’s do a swimsuit issue which also reinforces terrible notions … Read more

Louisiana makes early learning a top priority

For the past decade, Louisiana has been at the forefront of showing what happens when early childhood education is funded at previously unseen levels. Agenda for Children has been a leader in this work – supporting the growth and expansion of early learning centers in New Orleans. Learn more about the importance of investing in … Read more

New Orleans City Business highlights 12 local organizations, including Agenda for Children, receiving grants to support Black and Latinx women-led child care businesses.

The “NOLA C.A.R.E.S.: Creating Access Resources and Equity” initiative will increase capital, provide training for careers in child care and develop a more equitable workforce.  With $5 million in funding from JP Morgan Chase, twelve local organizations, including Agenda for Children, will support Black and Latinx women-led child care businesses. It will help at least … Read more

Agenda for Children and Louisiana Policy Institute for Children Are Raising Funds for Child Care Providers Impacted by Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 2, 2021) — In the wake of Hurricane Ida, a devastating hurricane that made landfall in south Louisiana on August 29, local nonprofits Louisiana Policy Institute for Children (LPIC) and Agenda for Children are raising funds for child care providers impacted by Ida. “Louisiana’s child care providers are essential to disaster recovery … Read more

Hurricane Ida Resources

We’ve put together a list of resources to support our community, child care providers and families. We will update our resources as more information and resources become available. Hurricane Ida Resource List Read more

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