The Great Recession's impact on millions of children and families has jeopardized the promise of a productive future for their children and for our nation and demands greater action by our leaders and all of us.
What is it going to take for adults in America to stand up and say enough to the violence that is terrorizing and killing our children? No enemy without poses as great a threat as the gun enemy within.
When Hurricane Katrina hit, it opened people's eyes to a side of race and poverty in our nation that is often hidden. There's no single signature picture of child and family suffering from the BP oil crisis this time around. But the need for help is overwhelming.
The formula for distributing Title I funds is stacked against the very children it was most intended to help. It's time for the federal government to be an instrument of equality rather than inequality.
Homeboy Industries is the largest gang intervention program in the US and is in the front ranks of diverting young people from the trajectory that leads to marginalized lives, imprisonment and premature death.