Week of July 12th Round-Up

Learn More About the Center for Family Voice and Join the Movement

Last week, the Center for Family Voice at Groundwork Ohio unveiled a new report that examines best practices to put families at the center of early childhood policy development and makes recommendations on how Ohio can better empower families to drive change and improve the healthy development of young children.


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At the Center for Family Voice, we're deeply committed to equity and eliminating the entrenched disparities in systems that serve pregnant women, young children, and families. We believe that the lived experiences of families make them uniquely qualified to help shape early childhood policies and programs.


You have a seat at our table as a partner in the work of the Center for Family Voice. Want to join the movement? Click here for more information and to contact the Groundwork Ohio team with questions, comments, and feedback


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2021 Budget: Measuring Our Impact

Last month, Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio's two-year state budget, marking the conclusion of a challenging budget process. While tough decisions remain, significant progress was made towards supporting quality early learning and healthy development for Ohio's youngest children and their families.


Throughout the budget process, Groundwork Ohio and our network of dedicated stakeholders launched a robust education and advocacy effort that ensured Ohio’s pregnant mothers, infants, and toddlers remained a priority in the state budget. This week, we published a new report detailing the impact and results of our efforts, including more information on the investments and policies we are celebrating.


Read Our Impact Report >>

Reminder: Thank Your Policymakers for Investing in Young Children

We know we've asked a lot of you these past few months, but it's important that we thank policymakers for investing in our youngest children in the state budget. Will you take 2 minutes to write to your state legislators and Governor DeWine and thank them for investing in Ohio’s youngest children?


You can send a thank you message in just a few easy clicks. Click here to get started!


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Welcome the Newest (And Youngest!) Member of the Groundwork Team


We've got some exciting news: Congratulations to Lynanne Gutierrez, Groundwork Ohio's Assistant Director, and her family for welcoming their newest addition, Arlo! Arlo was warmly welcomed by his mom, dad, and big brother earlier this week. Groundwork Ohio is thrilled to welcome the newest member of the Gutierrez family to our team!


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