Tuesday October 12, 2010, 9:00am – 10:30am
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that more than one in five children in the United States lived in poverty last year. The data point to potentially devastating consequences for child well-being and the future of our nation. Given that a large and growing portion of children are Latino—92 percent of whom are U.S. citizens—our country cannot fully address child poverty without considering the particular challenges Latino families face.
How does the new American Community Survey data compare to previous years? How does the data for Latino children compare with other communities? How is poverty different for Latino children? What are state and federal policies that can improve Latino child well-being?
Join us for a conversation on child poverty in the Latino community and why investment in this population is critical to our country’s future.
Neera Tanden, Chief Operating Officer, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Cecilia Muñoz, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, White House
Presentation of paper:
Patricia Foxen, Associate Director of Research, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, National Council of La Raza
Eric Rodriguez, Vice President, Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation, National Council of La Raza
Maria Gomez, RN, MPH, President and CEO, Mary’s Center
Melissa Boteach, Half in Ten Campaign Manager, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Vanessa Cárdenas, Director of Progress 2050, Center for American Progress
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