Help Save Children in the United States

Facts about child poverty in the United States and how Children Incorporated is helping

Poverty means more than a lack of income for families. It also means a lack of resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods, such as food, clothing, clean water and proper shelter, and this has detrimental outcomes for children in the United States. Children living in poverty in the U.S. often suffer from hunger and malnutrition, ill-health, and limited or no access to education and other basic services. When children are raised in impoverished households, they often […]

Help Save Children in El Salvador

Facts about child poverty in El Salvador and how Children Incorporated is helping

Abundant in rivers, lakes, and fertile, tropical farmland, El Salvador’s wealth of natural beauty traverses a vast central plateau bordered by Pacific coastal plains to the south and rugged mountains to the north. For centuries, several Mesoamerican nations called this land home, including the Lenca, Olmec, Maya, and Pipil/Cutcatlec. However, this smallest and most densely populated Central American nation is particularly susceptible to natural disasters like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and it has been plagued […]

Rising to the Challenge in Kentucky

A virtual visit to Floyd County by Renée Kube reminds us of the struggles caused by the pandemic

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck hard in March 2020, all U.S. schools went fully virtual. They had no time to prepare — everything was done, as the old saying goes, “on a wing and prayer.” However, for most districts, the school year was over by mid-May, and at first everyone thought things would be back to normal soon. Then, the realization sank in across the country that the pandemic would get worse before it got […]

Working Together to Help Kids in Kentucky

Our volunteer coordinator at James D. Adams Middle School is proud of her community’s efforts to support her students

This week’s edition of Stories of Hope continues with our “virtual tour” of Boyd County, Kentucky. Our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, visits with our volunteer coordinator, Michelle, at James D. Adams Middle School, to tell us more about their school, community, and the power of working together to help children and their families. “Adams Middle School is a rather small school located in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. It has the capacity to accommodate around 335 […]

Help Save Children in Mexico

Facts about child poverty in Mexico and how Children Incorporated is helping

Today, Mexico is the world’s tenth most populous nation — and largest Spanish-speaking country by population — with a growing, diversified economy and a relatively stable democratic government. However, despite the country’s wealth of culture, history, natural resources and beauty, many natives and immigrants are plagued by impoverished living conditions. Crime and murder rates in the country are high, and corruption and drug cartel activity are constant sources of concern despite efforts to eliminate them. […]

Childcare for Working Parents

In Monterrey, children need a safe place to go when their parents work late

After a little more than a week in Mexico, the time has come for Luis and I to visit our last affiliated site before returning home to the United States. Hogar Santa Maria is located just across the river from the city center of Guadalajara where you will find high rise hotels and a bustling main street. The contrast is stark as we drive from our hotel to the neighborhood where Santa Maria is located […]