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Chlo'e as a baby and now as an adult

Becoming Black HerStory: Chlo’e Edwards

I remember distinctly the first time I crossed paths with Allison Gilbreath at Voices for Virginia’s Children. At the ripe age of 22, I was managing a non-profit organization with…

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Why Virginia Must Do Better for Black Mothers and Black Babies

Dr. J. Marion Simms is known as the founder of modern surgical gynecology. However, in the 1840s, Simms spent years conducting experiments on enslaved women. Their names are only known as…

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Support SB 270 & HB 1049: Increase Language Access & Equity for all Virginians

Virginia is home to speakers of many languages. However, the access to language services for individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals with disabilities are inconsistent across the state varying…

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Increasing Language Access & Equity in Virginia

Virginia is home to speakers of many languages. However, the access to language services are inconsistent across the state varying from agency to agency. Without these consistencies, there are no…

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Build Back Better: Improving Maternal & Infant Health Disparities 

President Joe Biden announced his Build Back Better Framework, a plan that introduces the most transformative investments in children and caregiving in generations. The Build Back Better Framework addresses climate…

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Targeted Outreach to Latino Families: What Else Should Virginia Do?

Frequently, our job as advocates does not end when a policy passes the General Assembly. We need to know more detail about how the policy is reaching its intended goals…

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Recap: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week (August 22-28, 2021)

This year marked Virginia’s 2nd Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week (RTRW), a virtual week-long conference hosted by Voices for Virginia’s Children. It promotes the reckoning of Virginia’s past to reconcile…

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Intentional Recruitment of Clinicians of Color

This is a guest blog post written by Olivya Wilson, MSW, LCSW, the Parent Engagement Coordinator for Greater Richmond SCAN. This is part two of a two-part series. Read part one on…

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Diverting Mental Health Crisis from Law Enforcement: Creating Different Points of Access

Photo by: Office of Gov. Ralph Northam In 2018, Marcus-David Peters was a 24-year old high school biology teacher and a recent graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University. Peters was…

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Empowering Asian American Voices: Sutisha Simluang

Sutisha Simluang (pictured above) is a first-generation college graduate, community leader, and Thai immigrant. While a native of Thailand, Sutisha was raised in Arlington, Va. after entering the United States…

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