Job Posting: Policy Analyst, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT thanks Kara Foley for 3 years of service as Policy Analyst for child welfare and juvenile justice issues. Kara will be leaving to assume a new position at the Office of the Child Advocate.

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT will be hiring a Policy Analyst in the areas of child welfare and juvenile justice.

To apply: Please see job posting here. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2019.
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Annual Celebration of Children's Health Luncheon & Presentation of Covering Kids Awards

More than 200 community leaders, elected officials, and health care advocates gathered on November 25, 2019 for the annual Celebration of Children’s Health Luncheon to reflect on the progress that Rhode Island has made in achieving positive health outcomes for children — including the fact that Rhode Island is now ranked third best in the nation for children's health coverage. In 2018, 97.8% of Rhode Island children under age 19 had health coverage.

Beata Nelken, MD, of Blackstone Valley Community Health Care and Aracelis Aponte of Thundermist Health Center were this year’s community leaders honored with Covering Kids Awards for their commitment and dedication to ensuring that children have access to primary health care . For more information, please see the media release , data presentation , and event pictures .
Support Our Work!

This holiday season, we hope that you will support Rhode Island KIDS COUNT as we advocate to ensure that all of Rhode Island's children have the opportunity to thrive.

For more than 25 years, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has worked to improve the health, safety, education, economic well-being, and development of Rhode Island's children, and your support makes our work possible.

Together we have fought for access to high quality health care, critical early learning programs, high-quality PK-12 education, policies to promote family economic security, improved outcomes for children in the care of DCYF, and increased access to college for students who will lead the way for Rhode Island.

With 36,000 Rhode Island children living in poverty and unacceptably wide and persistent disparities by race, ethnicity, and income, there is much more work to do, and we need your support.

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, and therefore your donation is tax-deductible. Any and all gifts are appreciated and will be used to support Rhode Island KIDS COUNT's work to ensure that all Rhode Island children reach their full potential.

Thank you!