The Holland Children’s Movement is committed to advocating for public policies in Nebraska that will have positive impacts on children in low-income families.
Nebraska consistently has one of the lowest unemployment in the country and approximately 88 percent of all Nebraska parents work. Even with this high rate of workforce participation, Nebraska families and children are faced with a high rate of childhood poverty. In 2011, approximately 82,000 Nebraska children – or 18 percent – lived in poverty. There is no doubt, however, that Nebraska has the social, economic, and institutional resources to make sure every child can succeed. The Holland Children’s Movement is focused on improving the lives of children in poverty by engaging public support for policies that increase access to quality early childhood education and increase employment that can support families throughout our state.
Our priorities include: