Joint Statement from AAIMM Steering Committee and Community Action Teams
“We, as members of the African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Prevention Initiative, stand in solidarity against the vicious and brutal scourge of racism in all its forms.”
A Great Beginning Changes Everything
No matter your focus as a funder – higher education, economic empowerment, or criminal justice – investing in early childhood is the foundation for making a difference.
“Every dollar we invest in high-quality early education can save more than seven dollars later on — by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing violent crime. — President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address”
“There is mounting evidence that early childhood is a crucial period when the brain is most malleable, when interventions are most cost-effective for at-risk kids. — Nicholas Kristof, NEW YORK TIMES”
“Early investment in the lives of disadvantaged children will help reduce inequality, in both the short and the long run. — Dr. James Heckman, Nobel Laureate Economist”
children birth to age 5 in LA County live at or below poverty line