For more than 25 years, The Children’s Partnership has come to represent both innovation and collaboration in the children’s advocacy field.
The Children’s Partnership was founded in 1993 as a different kind of children’s organization. Founders Wendy Lazarus and Laurie Lipper witnessed major policy shifts that ignored the needs of children and saw an imminent need for a group to set a children’s agenda on emerging issues. In 1994, The Children’s Partnership provided the first comprehensive look at how computers and the Internet were changing the way children learn, grow, socialize, and find opportunity. Ahead of its time, this seminal piece began the national dialogue on the impact of major technological changes on children.
Today, such foresight and inventive lens remain drivers in determining TCP priorities for where to make the most impact for underserved children. With input from a team of experienced policy and advocacy professionals and a commitment to unwavering partnership, TCP strives to be both a resource and an ally for underserved communities across California. We promote policies that are driven by research and responsive to community needs.
As of November 2015, The Children’s Partnership continues its mission under the leadership of President Mayra E. Alvarez. With new leadership and an experienced and energetic team in place, our organization is ready to take on the challenges of a new generation and continue our work to provide every child a bright future.
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