Equity and Diversity
AUGUST 31, 2011
Iowa Kids Count documents changing face of Iowa
Iowa’s most striking population changes are taking place among its children and in communities of color. That’s the message of an Iowa Kids Count report released this week by the Child and Family Policy Center. “And Children Lead the Way” analyzes and maps redistricting data from the 2010 U.S. Census and corresponding data from 2000. It tallies population shifts by age and race for the United States, Iowa and Iowa’s 99 counties, and for five major Iowa cities and their surrounding areas.
Read the press release
Read the report: And children lead the way: Diversity and population change in Iowa
In order to draw lessons from comprehensive community initiatives developed in the last two decades to improve results for children and families in disinvested neighborhoods, the Aspen Institute Roundtable on Comprehensive Services produced a volume, "Voices from the Field III: Lessons and Challenges from Two Decades of Community Change Efforts". In this volume, Charles Bruner, Director of the Child and Family Policy Center, contributed an essay that reviewed these efforts in the context of earlier War on Poverty initiatives stressing "maximum feasible participation" and explored the importance of squarely facing issues of race, class, language, and power in order for the next generation of place-based initiatives to succeed.
The full volume is available on the Aspen Institute website. Click here to download the volume, or purchase a hard copy.
Click on the link below to download the unabridged essay by Charles Bruner: