Save the date! NewDEAL Toast to the Future Reception Wednesday, July 27, from 1:30 to 3PM at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2016 edition of their KIDS COUNT Data Book, which measures state trends in child well-being. The report finds that children are healthier and completing high school on time, but also makes recommendations on how to address mounting economic inequality and other obstacles to children’s opportunity. Check out your state’s profile.
Many cities now have summer jobs programs for youth, built through partnerships and creative funding. Research has shown that these programs produce a significant reduction in violent crime for youth, and cities have seen the economic benefits of connecting their young people with early experience and training. Read Living Cities’ article to learn more about some high-profile programs, and ways cities are overcoming challenges to creating a sustainable program.
NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Bryon Short, Representative (Wilmington, DE)
Last week, the Delaware House and Senate passed NewDEAL Leader Delaware Representative Bryon Short’s bill to enable online crowdfunding platforms, a priority cited by NewDEAL Honorary Co-Chair Delaware Governor Jack Markell in this year’s 2016 State of the State. Once law, the bill will allow Delaware residents to become investors in local startups and small businesses, expanding entrepreneurs’ access to the capital they need to begin or expand their business. Governor Markell is expected to the sign the bill soon. Learn more about Short’s bill and how it will help the state’s economic growth.