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The Williamsburg Health Foundation is hosting Voices for Virginia’s Children Executive Director Margaret Nimmo Crowe for a special lecture on advocating for children in the community Thursday.
Voices for Virginia’s Children, which was founded in 1994, is the only independent, multi-issue child policy and advocacy organization in the state, according to a recent news release from the Williamsburg Health Foundation.
Through its Kids Count Data Center for Virginia, Voices for Virginia’s Children tracks more than a hundred indicators of child well-being in localities throughout the state.
In addition to compiling data about child welfare, Voices for Virginia’s Children also recommends policy solutions to leaders at the state and local level and aims to mobilize citizens to support its recommended policy initiatives.
Areas of particular interest to the organization include policies relating to foster care and adoption, health and mental health, early childhood development and well-being and family economic security.
“Everyone believes that all children deserve the opportunity to learn and thrive and reach their full potential,” said Jeanne Zeidler, President and CEO of the Williamsburg Health Foundation. “This event will help us both as individuals and as a community to become more effective in support of our children. Margaret’s talk will inspire us all to redouble our efforts on behalf of children.”
This event is free and open to the public and will take place at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the William & Mary School of Education. Attendees are asked to RSVP here in order to get a parking pass.