Sunday, September 25, 2016

Archdiocese of Santa Fe to Host Symposium on Child Well-Being

"...The statistics are very grim regarding the condition of our children. New Mexico holds the United States’ highest rate of children living in poverty and the second highest percentage of children going to bed hungry every night . Our children need intervention and support now...Please, in this year of mercy, join me in praying for our little ones and together with our community answering this call before us."  Most Rev. John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe
Photo: Chi St. Joseph's Children
The Archdiocese of Santa Fe and CHI St. Joseph’s Children invite the public to a symposium on child well-being in New Mexico on Saturday, October 1, 10:00am – 2:00 pm, St. Pius X High School Gym, 5501 St. Joseph’s Drive (map). The symposium will examine how we can improve the well-being of children in our state by investing in efforts to address poverty, joblessness, hunger and the achievement gap.

The event will feature a presentation from M. Rebecca Kilburne, senior economist at the non-profit research organization RAND Corporation and professor and at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Much of Dr. Kilburn’s research has involved evaluation of public and private investments in childhood.  

The event is free and open to the public, with lunch provided. Registration is required. Register here

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