The Children's Initiative is...

a San Diego nonprofit organization that provides leadership, technical assistance, advocacy and cross-system collaboration to improve the lives of children and families. The Initiative identifies issues impacting children, youth and families in San Diego from community input and current San Diego data and research. The Children’s Initiative works to assist government, schools and community organizations in being more efficient, increasing investment in prevention and intervention programs, maximizing dollars for direct services in communities, reducing violence and crime, and increasing academic success for our children and youth.




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2015 San Diego After School Consortium Annual Report


Touching Minds, Shaping Futures
After School Program Staff Development Conference

Saturday, November 5, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lewis Middle School
5170 Greenbrier Ave.
San Diego, CA 92120

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Did you know that 1 in 3 children are behind a year or more in school?

Did you know that 1 out of 24 children do not live with either parent?

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San Diego County Report Card on Children and Families – 2015

The County Board of Supervisors and the Children’s Initiative released the 2015 San Diego County Report Card on Children and Families on May 10, 2016, following an introduction by Vice Chair Supervisor Dianne Jacob and Greg Cox. The newest Report Card tells us how our children and families are faring in the domains of health, education, welfare, and economic support. As a widely accepted guide for program and policy development in San Diego County, the Report Card provides not only trend and comparative data, but best practices for prevention and intervention, and specific recommendations for improving progress in San Diego County. In line with the efforts of Live Well, San Diego this edition continues to highlight five adult indicators to demonstrate the impact of health, safety, and thriving across the life span, and to illustrate the interaction between child and adult risks.

The 2015 Report Card shows that we are making progress with 15 of the 25 indicators, including births to teens, oral health, youth using cigarettes and alcohol, juvenile arrests and probation, DUI-related crashes, nutrition assistance, health coverage, child abuse, and unintentional injuries. The data also indicate that more work needs to be done to increase school attendance among K-5th graders, reduce childhood poverty and marijuana use among 11th graders. For further information please contact Operations Director, Sarah Mostofi.

Please click the link to download the 2015 San Diego County Report Card Executive Summary Booklet

San Diego County Report Card References and Data Sources

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