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Black Lives Matter

At Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, we stand with our Black colleagues, family, friends and neighbors in their struggle for justice. We are outraged at the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, along with...

COVID-19 Weekly Policy Update, Vol. 9

May 29, 2020 Policy and administrative changes continue to move quickly at the state and federal level in response to COVID-19. Arkansas Advocates for Children Families will work to keep you updated on policy news at the end of...

Families to Receive Meal Replacement Assistance

Arkansas children who are eligible for free and reduced-priced school meals will have additional nutritional benefits coming their way soon. But it’s important for parents to be aware of the benefits and how to use them. Last week, Arkansas...

COVID-19: 3 Policy Principles to Advance Equity

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis have disproportionately harmed communities of color and underscored existing inequities. Black Arkansans are dying of COVID-19 at a rate three times higher than White Arkansans, and members of Arkansas’s Marshallese community have...

Arkansas’s Pacific Islanders Harder Hit by Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has hit one community of Arkansans harder than any other so far: Pacific Islanders. The Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese (ACOM) released a new analysis on Friday showing that the Pacific Islander community – mostly Marshallese families...

COVID-19 Weekly Policy Update, Vol. 8

May 15, 2020 Policy and administrative changes continue to move quickly at the state and federal level in response to COVID-19. Arkansas Advocates for Children Families will work to keep you updated on policy news at the end of...

COVID-19 Weekly Policy Update, Vol. 7

May 8, 2020 Policy and administrative changes continue to move quickly at the state and federal level in response to COVID-19. Arkansas Advocates for Children Families will work to keep you updated on policy news at the end of...

COVID-19 Weekly Policy Update, Vol. 6

May 1, 2020 Policy and administrative changes continue to move quickly at the state and federal level in response to COVID-19. Arkansas Advocates for Children Families will work to keep you updated on policy news at the end of...