Report: Nearly Half a Million Families Impacted by Child Care Crisis
Throughout the pandemic, many parents have struggled to stay in the workforce because they cannot find quality, affordable child care for their young children. As Groundwork Ohio's recent statewide poll reveals, solving the child care crisis is key to getting Ohioans back to work.
A new report from Wells Fargo shows that the child care crisis has far-reaching impacts on families, businesses, and the economy. According to the report, nearly half a million families nationwide have been impacted by child care worker shortages fueled by the pandemic, making hiring more difficult for all industries right now.
Importantly, the Wells Fargo report demonstrates how essential access to quality child care is for women in the workforce. As the report summarizes: "No industry is as central to working women as child care. The industry packs an outsized punch when it comes to lifting the economy’s labor supply."
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Get to Know Groundwork: Lysette Arnold, Policy Assistant
Last week, as part of our ongoing "Get to Know Groundwork" series, we introduced you to Lynanne Gutierrez, Groundwork Ohio's Chief Operating & Policy Officer. This week, we're introducing you to Lysette Arnold, Groundwork's Policy Assistant and the newest member of our team!
Read our Q&A with Lysette to learn more about why she's a passionate early childhood advocate and what her vision of the future is for Ohio's youngest children and their families!
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Social Media Toolkit: Black Maternal Health Week 2022
The Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) is excited to be celebrating the 5th anniversary of Black Maternal Health Week from April 11-17, 2022!
Founded by BMMA, Black Maternal Health Week is a week of awareness, activism, and community-building aimed at amplifying the voices of Black Mamas, bringing visibility to Black-led maternal health initiatives, advancing health equity, and centering the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements.
BMMA has created a social media toolkit as a resource to assist partners and advocates with amplifying #BMHW22 across your networks and channels. In this toolkit, you'll find key messaging, resources, and shareable graphics for promotion across your digital and social media channels. You can download the toolkit by clicking the link below!
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