Despite being one of the most progressive states in the Union, California has the highest childhood poverty rate in Country. In fact 20% of California children live in poverty, impacting almost 2 million children with 450,000 of those children living in deep poverty. Estimates show that when fully realized, savings generated by lifting these children from poverty would total $12 billion annually, on an ongoing basis, representing a dramatic return on investment.
The Governor’s new budget allocates more than $3 billion toward investments called for in the State Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force’s End Child Poverty Plan. The Plan addresses issues such as early childhood care & education; health; housing; foster care; safety net and economic programs. What impact will these investments have, how can we leverage them, and what else needs to be done?
Join us to learn:
- From experts and practitioners from the field
- How existing policies faring and where are they falling short
- How new investments adopted in the budget impact childhood poverty and what additional policies are needed to reduce California’s high child poverty rate
- Where “on the ground” programmatic and policy efforts having the most impact
- What is still left to be done
Tuesday, September 17
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where1 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94104