Creating Brighter Futures for Kids and Families
At Michigan’s Children, we are committed to creating public policy in the best interest of children and families across our great state. Our 2023 Giving Tuesday campaign is an opportunity for you to be a part of creating meaningful policy change to shape a brighter future.
Your support makes a difference: Please consider making a donation today to help us continue our advocacy and achieve ambitious goals for Michigan’s children and families. By doing so, you’re making an investment in improved outcomes for all children and families of this state. Thank you.
– Matt Gillard, President & CEO, Michigan’s Children
Our Recent Policy Wins:
Michigan’s Children has been in the forefront of advocacy work for the most vulnerable state residents, in policy areas such as; afterschool programming, adult education, homeless and runaway youth, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and mental health of our youth.
- Unprecedented Funding Increases: As a member of several coalitions, we were able to secure the largest-ever state funding increases for afterschool program access ($50 million), adult education ($10 million), and homeless youth and runaway services ($5 million).
- Expanding EITC: As a part of Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition, we successfully advocated for an increase in Michigan’s EITC, providing an average of $1,000 in income support for working parents of two children.
- Investing in Our Youth: We helped to secure additional meaningful funding increases for school-based supports for at-risk students ($200 million), Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Services ($3 million), and Early On early intervention services ($1 million).