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NOLA Family Magazine mentions Ida Recovery partnership

January 2023–NOLA Family Magazine features Agenda for Children’s partner the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children (LPIC) in its January issue.  LPIC and Agenda worked together to raise and distribute more than $300,000 to help early learning providers who had been impacted by Hurricane Ida. Read the full article: New Orleans Policy Institute for Children Read more

Verite News features Agenda’s behind-the-scenes work towards the City Seats expansion

December 26, 2022–“Since New Orleans voters last spring approved a property tax measure to pour millions of dollars into early childhood education, the nonprofit tasked with expanding the city’s free child care program has been working behind the scenes to ensure access for hundreds of low-income families. The vote to fund the City Seats program through a 20-year … Read more

Record-breaking School Readiness Donation

November 11, 2023–Last week, Madere & Sons Towing donated $65,000 to early childhood programs in Plaquemines Parish by claiming School Readiness Tax Credits for all thirteen of their businesses. “It’s all about your community and giving back—we couldn’t be who we are, my kids couldn’t be who they are, without early childhood programs,” says Jamie … Read more

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

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