Save the Children Seeks Sandy Grant Applicants
Save the Children, the world's leading organization for children in need, has launched a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Grant Program seeking to assist child-focused entities that experienced significant damage or interruption of business and programs due to the Superstorm. Open to child care programs and K-12 schools, applications will be scored on a number of factors, including, the number of children who will benefit from the grant, how long children will benefit from the grant, and the extent of damage or loss of business operations. Grants will be awarded in increments of $5,000, with a maximum allotment of $50,000 per applicant. Apply online at the U.S. Center for Child Development and Resiliency. Questions can be submitted via email to USCenter@savechildren.org.
4/1/2013 4:28 PM|
Check our Ten Power-Packed and Kid-Friendly Tips!
In celebration of March being the National Nutrition month, Save the Children wanted to help make your jobs as parents a tad bit easier. We picked the brains of our in-house nutrition gurus to come up with this list of healthy, easy-to-make treats that are so delicious, even the pickiest of eaters will be asking for seconds.
3/18/2013 3:48 PM|
See A Place at the Table Documentary on Hunger in the U.S. and Support the Social Action Campaign
In March 2013, comes a new documentary film on hunger in America, A Place at the Table, from Participant Media and Magnolia Pictures, the companies responsible for the award-winning Food, Inc. Accompanying the film is a Social Action Campaign called Take Your Place, a multi-year commitment from Participant Media to use the film to address the interconnected issues of hunger, obesity, poverty and nutrition in the United States. The film examines the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and advocating on behalf of millions of families like hers, and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors for food and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. Learn more at A Place at the Table website: http://www.takepart.com/place-at-the-table
2/26/2013 11:48 AM|
2/7/2013 2:19 PM|
Economic development is dependent upon education. Quality education is critical in ensuring that individuals develop the skills necessary to effectively contribute to the economy and growth of their community. The better the skills, the higher the likelihood of qualifying for a job, earning money, and producing economic output that impacts a community at large.
2/7/2013 2:18 PM|
This powerful collection of nearly 70 articles presents bold and persuasive evidence—as well as examples of effective practices, programs and partnerships—that demonstrate how opportunities after school and during the summer are yielding positive outcomes for authentic student, community and family engagement in learning.
All of the articles may be printed, downloaded, shared and used freely, so long as the content is attributed to the author(s) and the Expanded Learning & Afterschool Project.
2/5/2013 3:28 PM|
Please browse our resource library for tools and guidance related to coping with the aftermath of a disaster. We are featuring excellent guidance from a number of organizations as well as our own experts. Access the library from our home page or via this link, and browse within sub-categories. You can also use the search feature at any time.
12/18/2012 9:52 AM|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAVE THE CHILDREN LAUNCHES CHILD CARE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING
Washington, D.C. December 13, 2012 – Just one month after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast—the memories of loss and destruction still fresh on the nation’s mind—Save the Children is launching a new Child Care Emergency Preparedness Training to help ensure that all child care providers are equipped with the skills and the resources needed to protect children when disasters strike.
“Children are always the most vulnerable in an emergency situation and Save the Children wants to make sure all child care facilities are prepared in times of crisis,” said Jeanne-Aimée De Marrais, Save the Children’s Domestic Emergency Advisor, who is leading Save the Children’s response to Hurricane Sandy.
Each day in the U.S., more than 11 million children under age 5 are cared for outside the home, separated from their families. A striking 90 percent of these children live in an area at risk of natural disaster and manmade disasters can happen anywhere, at any time, leaving their safety in the hands of child care providers.
Created by Save the Children’s nationally recognized emergency experts, the Child Care Emergency Preparedness Training is designed to help child care providers develop and implement emergency plans that cater to the specific needs of children. The course, which can be taken online or in-person, teaches participants best practices in evacuation, relocation and family re-unification and provides guidance for practical applications to improve overall emergency protocol.
This crucial training is available to child care facility owners, administrators and staff for child care programs of all affiliations and sizes, including center-based programs, family providers, service organizations, sports programs, faith-based programs, and before- and after-school and summer programs. Upon completion of the course, caregivers will be able to more easily identify hazards and risks at their child care site; create a written plan that addresses the emergency needs of their program; and communicate, practice and update their emergency plan on a regular basis.
Fueling the urgency for preparedness improvements, a recent report from Save the Children finds that an astounding 31 states do not require all regulated child care facilities to meet at least one of three basic emergency preparedness standards, potentially leaving thousands of our most vulnerable citizens unprotected during disasters.
Be safe. Don’t wait. Get the training you need. Save the Children’s Child Care Emergency Preparedness Training is now available on the U.S. Center for Child Development and Resiliency: www.savethechildren.org/USCenter.
About Save the Children
Save the Children works to break the cycle of poverty and improve the lives of children by ensuring they have the resources they need—access to quality education, healthy foods, and opportunities to grow and develop in a nurturing environment. When disasters strike, like hurricanes and wildfires, Save the Children is among the first on the ground, ensuring the needs of children are being met.
In the United States, Save the Children’s early childhood education, literacy, physical activity and nutrition, and emergency response programs reached more than 185,000 children last year alone. For more information, visit www.savethechildren.org/usa.
About the U.S. Center for Child Development and Resiliency
A service of Save the Children, the U.S. Center for Child Development and Resiliency endeavors to equip professionals, volunteers and families with the skills and resources needed to give all children a better chance for a brighter future. Visit www.savethechildren.org/USCenter.
12/14/2012 11:06 AM|
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12/11/2012 12:50 PM|
This event took place on November 15, 2012 and features expert panels on child care emergency preparedness, as well as comments from Mark Shriver, Craig Fugate and Linda Smith.
12/11/2012 12:47 PM|
Access more information here.
12/4/2012 1:32 PM|
11/6/2012 2:00 PM|
On behalf of all the stakeholders involved in the development of the National Mass Care Strategy (NMCS), the National Mass Care Council (NMCC) is pleased to announce the release and publication of the National Mass Care Strategy (NMCS).
During times of emergency and disasters, community mass care needs can include emergency sheltering, feeding, bulk distribution and family reunification. To best address these needs, which are scalable based on severity and scope of an event, the concept of a NMCS was introduced and developed through a collaborative process led by the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster under the direction of the NMCC.
The NMCS recognizes that every stakeholder brings distinctive strengths critical to the effective delivery of mass care services and that the most successful mass care is achieved through collaborative whole community effort. Through the development and further implement of the NMCS, we acknowledge that it is vitally important for all stakeholders to work as partners if we are to meet the mass care needs of a community.
The NMCC considers the NMCS as an ongoing mechanism for identifying and building the relationships necessary to conduct effective mass care capacity building and service delivery. As such, the NMCC will continue to re-visit the strategy and further fine tune the implementation plan as stakeholders work together to prepare for and meet the mass care challenges our communities will face in times of disaster.
We invite you to visit the NMCC Website to view a copy of the NMCS and consider ways you can take action to support the goals to strengthen our nation’s mass care response capabilities: https://nmcs.communityos.org/
10/8/2012 11:50 AM|
Save the Children has a new, three-and-a-half minute video that gives an overview of who we are and what we do for kids here in the United States and around the world. This beautiful, inspiring film was created by Lonelyleap Film, in close collaboration with the Marketing & Communications team and many others across the agency. Feel free to share this film with friends, partners, donors, supporters and any others who need a brief answer to that eternal question… “What does Save the Children do?” Watch the video here.
10/8/2012 10:44 AM|
8/28/2012 12:42 PM|
Check out the U.S. Center for Child Development and Resiliency's Speaker Series!
8/13/2012 9:47 AM|
We are pleased to announce our launch on August 15, 2012! Check back often for updates.
8/6/2012 11:11 AM|