Today, nearly 1 in 5 children in America live in poverty. And unless we continue to fight for economic equity, quality early childhood development, education, healthy food, safe housing, and quality health care for poor children and families, the cycle of poverty will be impossible to break.
Our child poverty crisis is unjust and unsustainable–and that’s why Children’s Defense Fund counts on your support. Together, we’ve made measurable strides to lift children out of poverty. But despite our progress, the facts remain dire.