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What Head Start Can Teach Us About Quality Education

Martine Singer | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Martine Singer

This fall we're welcoming more than 300 three- and four-year olds at Head Start sites in Los Angeles and Burbank. Head Start is the federal school readiness program that serves a million low-income children across the country.

If Babies Could Smoke

Martine Singer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Martine Singer

It's easy to dismiss poor people as willfully ignorant, self-indulgent or morally compromised. So if they end up with cancer, heart disease or emphysema, the thinking goes, they kind of brought it on themselves. Have we come to believe that widening disparities in health, like income, are inevitable?

Will California Continue to Lead the Way in Funding for Vulnerable Kids?

Martine Singer | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Martine Singer

Despite a steady stream of very pessimistic reports about California's most vulnerable children, there's some good news: reducing child poverty is a much higher priority for voters than reducing taxes.

For the Children: New Skid Row Campus Partners Para Los Niños Charter and LAUSD School

Martine Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Martine Singer

LAUSD and Para Los Niños share a vision for high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programming integrated with the services and supports needed by families living in poverty.

LA's Working Seniors Hit Hard By Obama's Budget Bill

AP | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 06.17.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- For $700 a month, 65-year-old Esmeralda Calderon cares for children part-time through a federal community service job that's in jeopard...