The Springfield News-Leader has launched a public-service journalism project to focus public attention on critical challenges facing children, foster discussion and build on existing initiatives. You can read Executive Editor David Stoeffler's introductory column for more information on the project.
The recently created News-Leader's Every Child community advisory committee -- with representatives from the business, government, education, nonprofit, law enforcement, health and faith sectors -- will play an important role. It will educate and advise journalists and help engage other stakeholders and the general public in a discussion and, ultimately, action.
Key statistics about local children reported during the News-Leader’s Every Child public service journalism project, which started more than a year ago.
The United Way of the Ozarks honored a plethora of people today who worked with the United Way in its mission to better the community.
George Davis, to the Every Child Advisory Committee
It’s time for action. It’s time to work together better. It’s time to develop a comprehensive plan to improve the lives of Springfield children. That was the pitch given last week for creating an umbrella coalition.
Details about the creation of a new coalition, the Every Child Initiative, are quickly emerging.
It is time to come together to act. Make our community a great place for kids, where every child grows up safe, happy, healthy and successful.