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National Center for Children in Poverty

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is a nonpartisan public policy research center dedicated to promoting the economic security, healthy development, and well-being of America’s low-income children and families. The center was established in 1989 at the request of, and with funding from, the Carnegie Corporation and the Ford Foundation to focus on the youngest children in poverty. In the ensuing years, NCCP expanded its mission to include children of all ages and their families. Most of NCCP’s funding comes from federal, state, and city governments and private philanthropy.

With staff representing a wide range of disciplines, NCCP conducts original research but also monitors a vast body of national and state-level demographic and policy research. It gathers, evaluates, and synthesizes the most timely ...

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