Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

No Kidding! The Children's Alliance blog

Advocates assemble! A call to join the fight for justice for kids

When I stepped into my role as the new Executive Director of Children’s Alliance, I was humbled to succeed Paola Maranan, a dear friend who I’ve long admired as a champion for racial equity. I was equally excited to join an organization with a well-deserved reputation for advancing anti-racism.  

What legislators can do for Washington’s families now

In just half a year, life in Washington state has changed profoundly. The global pandemic has taken the lives of more than 2,000 of our neighbors, friends and family. The recession has cost 200,000 workers their jobs.  


Community Conversations with Dr. Stephan Blanford

On August 20th and 25th, Children's Alliance met virtually with community members from across our state to strengthen and grow our commitment to racial justice for children and families, and our relationships with our fellow advocates, and to introduce our new Executive Director Dr. Stephan Blanford to our membership to share his vision and values. Read our announcement about Dr.

Kids and the State Budget

The COVID-19 pandemic hammered the state capitol last Friday, in the form of budget cuts and vetoes to bills and investments that matter to kids. And as Gov.

KIDS COUNT: Ensuring all children experience their optimal oral health

Every parent wants their children to grow up free of the pain, distraction, and expense of untreated dental decay. Yet too many Washington children are adversely affected by dental caries, a chronic condition of one or more cavities that can disrupt school, homework, sleep, and mealtimes, and then impede physical development, speech, and adequate nutrition.