Poverty and Social Emotional Skills

Both the KR and WFR goal teams have selected “social-emotional skills” as key to goal success. Why is poverty such a factor?   Many families living in poverty must daily juggle numerous competing stressors like food, child care, transportation, housing, jobs, etc.  These stressors deplete everyone’s energy and ability to make healthy decisions.  Children in poverty:   Have fewer reliable

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What you do Matters!

What you do matters! “Every year, all across America, four out of 10 kids are already behind on the first day of kindergarten.” Unfortunately, those who start off behind often have a difficult time catching up. To see what you can do to help, check out this video!!  

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Bringing $$ to Champaign County Youth

How did CUC2C help secure a 5-year federal grant for nearly $1 million per year to provider services for “opportunity youth”?  CUC2C member Debbie Hensleigh was “on it” when she heard that her daughter-in-law, ISU department chair and professor, Ani Yazedjian, was looking for agencies to partner with on a grant.  Debbie suggested CUC2C.  Co director, Lee Ann Kelly got

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