Lasting change requires meaningful collaboration from a diverse group of individuals and organizations, especially those who are most directly impacted by policy solutions.
NC Child is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We advance public policies to ensure that every child in North Carolina has the opportunity to thrive – whatever their race, ethnicity, or place of birth.
NC Child covers a wide spectrum of key children’s issues including early childhood education, children’s health, foster care, juvenile justice, family economic security, and more. Our focus areas allow us to develop policy strategies and solutions that promote children’s healthy development from birth to adulthood. Though we have distinct focus areas, we understand that children’s issues are interdependent.
Our team is highly respected across the state for their research, policy, communications, and network-building expertise. NC Child prides itself on developing strong working relationships with state and local leaders across the health, education, early childhood, and child welfare fields. These include other advocates, clinical providers, parent groups, business interests, elected and appointed officials, and of course youth themselves. This expertise allows us to work together to develop strong policy solutions, and elevate them to decision-makers who have trust that these solutions serve the best interest of kids.
Those who are closest to the challenges know the best solutions. Together with the thousands of parents, direct service organizations, health care professionals, youth leaders, and faith groups who make up the Child Advocacy Network, we speak with a unified voice for North Carolina children as we urge action.
Meet the leadership, staff, advisors, and advocates that make up NC Child. We’re here to provide you with resources, data, and opportunities to get involved our work that improves kids’ lives and outcomes.