The ECM-LI office is preparing to launch our Community Table opportunities. We have enhanced ways you can be a voice for every child in your own places and spaces, as well as collectively with others. We look forward to sharing more details soon. In the meantime, check out our and pages.
Call to Action
All it takes is a minute of your time to click here and sign the petition to Protect Our Kids asking your member of congress to support a bill that will create a National Commission on Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths to study and evaluate federal, state, (click here to read more)...
|A Word From ECM-National
|This year, extremists in the House of Representatives passed a bill that would have dramatically cut funding for Head Start and other successful children’s programs. Fortunately, advocates for children spoke up in opposition and that bill was blocked from becoming law. Click here to read more.
Boosting Body Image-Compliment what’s inside too. Notice out loud all the personal qualities that you love about your kids – how generous your son is to share with his little sister, the determined way that your daughter studies for her tests, or how your son stood by his best friend. Reassure them when they express insecurity… click here to read more.
In this article you can find different ways that youth can step up for themselves. These activities can be done alone, or as a group. We encourage youth to get involved with friends, adults, even with clubs at school. Click here to read more.
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Grants & Information
*YSA coordinates Global Youth Service Day and Semester of Service, distributes over $1 million in grants annually, and provides resources and trainings.Apply for a grant today.
*Tax Credits For Working Families This online resource provides access to research and resources on the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and the Property Tax Circuit Breaker.
|This Month’s Awareness: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”
*Martin Luther King Day is coming up, and most families will enjoy a day off from work and school. But this MLK Day, remind your children that this holiday is more than a day off. Teach them about the important leader, or honor his memory by volunteering or doing some good on his birthday.
Click here to read more and view MLK
events on Long Island.
*In honor of the gifts Dr. King gave our nation, try these five creative ways to help children celebrate his vision of hope and sense of humanity. Click here to read more.
*The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
Who: Points of lights
What: MLK America’s Sunday Supper Click here for more information.
Who: Long Island Coalition for the Homeless
What: “Have a Heart for the Homeless” Candlelight Vigil” Click here for more information
Who: MLK Planning Committee
LI Jobs with Justice
What: We Can End Childhood Hunger A Multicultural, Interfaith Martin Luther King Jr. Click here for more information.
Who: The Bellmore-Merrick CHSD SEPTA & the Comunity Parent Center
What: Fifth annual fair for Transitioning Students with Disabilities. Click here for more information.
Who: Adelphi University Institute for ParentingWhat: Parent Coffee Series with Q&A. Click here to read more.