July 16, 2015

Election Advocacy Training- NoVA & RVA!

This is the time of year that candidates start making the rounds– neighborhood meetings, special events, town halls, Candidate Forums (cough, cough) you name it! These informal settings provide a great opportunity to engage candidates in a conversation. Voices is … Continue reading

June 26, 2015

10th Senate District Candidate Forum on Aug. 18th

There are a few hotly contested races for seats in the Virginia legislature this year. One high profile contest in a competitive district is the 10th Senate District covering Richmond, Chesterfield and Powhatan. (Read more about this race in Style … Continue reading

June 16, 2015

“Yesterday was cloudy. Today is sunny. Tomorrow will be…” Thoughts from the first Joint Subcommittee on VPI Reform

A typical morning routine in a preschool classroom involves assessing current weather conditions through a review of the days of the week, grammar and syntax. “Yesterday was cloudy. Today is sunny….” The first meeting of the Joint Subcommittee on VPI … Continue reading

June 16, 2015

Save the Date! Making Kids Count Awards Reception October 7, 2015

The 4th Annual Carol S. Fox Making Kids Count Awards Reception will take place on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Bolling Haxall House in Richmond.  The award ceremony recognizes a Virginia individual and an organization for exemplary efforts to improve … Continue reading

May 18, 2015

Call for Nominations: 2015 “Making Kids Count” Awards

The Carol S. Fox Making Kids Count Award Voices for Virginia’s Children established the Carol S. Fox Making Kids Count Award in 2012, to be presented annually to an individual and an organization in recognition of exceptional efforts to better the lives of Virginia’s … Continue reading

May 07, 2015

Youth who “age out” of foster care can access Medicaid up to age 26

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), young people who turn age 18 while still in foster care (“age out” of care), no matter which state they were in care, have access to free health care coverage through Medicaid. The ACA … Continue reading

May 05, 2015

School Readiness 4 NOVA- 2015 Local Budget Action

We are fortunate to have many friends, leaders and policy makers in Northern Virginia who recognize the importance of investments in school readiness. This year, Voices helped to mobilize supporters during the local budget process with exciting results in Fairfax … Continue reading

March 24, 2015

School Readiness 4 NoVA- Opportunities for Action 2015

2015 brought a whirlwind of activity at the state level for child care safety, the Virginia Preschool Initiative and other issues on our unified agenda. Work is underway in Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria and we are working with our School Readiness for NoVa … Continue reading

March 18, 2015

Voices is hiring!

We are hiring a full-time Office Administrator! Please see the information below for details. No phone calls, please. All resumes and cover letters should go to michael@vakids.org. Office Administrator Description: The role of the Office Administrator is to support the … Continue reading

March 03, 2015

Changes to the the VA Preschool Initiative- 2015 Adopted Budget

Virginia’s state-funded preschool program for at-risk four year-olds has steadily grown in popularity with parents and school division administrators enrolling over 18,000 students this past fall. Yet this GA Session that popularity was not enough to counteract some significant policy … Continue reading