FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON TO ADDRESS
HIPPY AS IT MARKS 25 YEARS OF SUCCESS
HIPPY—Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters— Helps Parents
Prepare Their Children for Success in School in 21 States
WASHINGTON, D.C.— On April 28, Hillary Rodham Clinton will celebrate the accomplishments of the voluntary home visiting instruction program as HIPPY USA marks its 25th anniversary.
Secretary Clinton’s relationship with HIPPY dates back to the 1980s when she was the First Lady of Arkansas. Recognizing that many families with young children weren’t getting what they needed, she brought the HIPPY program to the state to help teach parents how to prepare their children for school.
HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) serves thousands of vulnerable families by maximizing the parent-child bond. HIPPY encourages them to work together on structured activities that provide school-ready literacy and math skills. Early and ongoing parental engagement can help avoid costly remedial education or unemployment down the road.
Independent research shows that the HIPPY curriculum, books and parent-child interactions increase student achievement scores and strengthen families.
WHAT: Hillary Rodham Clinton to keynote the HIPPY Avima D. Lombard Award Dinner
WHERE: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE
WHEN: Monday, April 28
Introduction and remarks 7–8 p.m.
Media presets TBA
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngstersprograms (www.hippyusa.org) focus on family literacy, school readiness and parent involvement. HIPPY helps parents prepare their preschool children to succeed in school. Currently, 135 HIPPY sites in 21 states and the District of Columbia serve 15,000 families.
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Hillary teamed up in New York City today with former colleague USAID administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah to inaugurate the U.S. Global Development Lab intended to end extreme poverty by the year 2030.
Today in New York, we launched our Global Development Lab, the new arm of our Agency that will foster science and technology-based solutions to help end extreme poverty by 2030.
Modeled on some of the most innovative and technologically advanced centers for discovery across the country, The ‘Lab’ as we are calling it, brings together a diverse set of partners to help us develop, test, and scale groundbreaking solutions to the greatest challenges known to man. Our goal is to reach over 200 million people through a new Lab-supported global marketplace of innovations in the next five years alone.
To focus the efforts of this talented community, we have outlined nine core areas where science, technology, and innovation can dramatically accelerate progress—from improving child literacy to advancing human rights to expanding financial inclusion through digital services.
And to help build the ranks of a next generation of talented development leaders, we also announced the first-ever class of 62 USAID Research and Innovation Fellows, who will deploy to more than 50 institutions across the world and examine everything from climate data in the Sahel to the impact of pathogens on child nutrition in South Africa.
But we can’t do it alone. If you are excited about the Lab’s vision and want to be part of this bold new approach to development, we want to hear from you!
An unrelated story about a “Cuban Twitter” platform prompted this response from USAID.
Statement in reference to the Associated Press article on “Cuban Twitter” on April 3, 2014
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It’s not every day that we get a chance to celebrate victories, is it? But lately the good news about local efforts to close the word gap has been buoying all of us at Too Small to Fail. People across the country are in agreement that talking, reading, and singing to children from birth strengthens bonds with them and builds vocabularies so they can better prepare for school.
In this newsletter, we’d like to share some of that good news with you.
In case you missed it, last week Too Small to Fail launched its first local campaign in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Working with community partners like the George Kaiser Family Foundation, CAP Tulsa, and Tulsa Educare, we announced a campaign that will help parents and caregivers increase the number of words they speak directly to their babies and toddlers every day. We’re really excited about this initiative, and are hopeful that by working with local pediatricians, faith-based leaders, business owners and others to share the campaign’s messages, we can help close the word gap in Tulsa.
In Chicago, PNC Foundation (part of the PNC Bank) just announced a $19 million, multi-year initiative to help Chicago parents and caregivers build their children’s vocabularies. The initiative will fund early learning and vocabulary programs—including the Thirty Million Words Initiative started by Too Small to Fail advisory council member Dr. Dana Suskind—and will track the progress of the participating families for several years.
The city of Providence, Rhode Island, announced just two weeks ago that it was launching an intensive program that combines home visitation with other community-wide efforts to empower parents to close the word gap by speaking and reading more to their children. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has been a committed advocate on this issue, and expects the program to eventually help more than 2,000 families in the area.
And First Five California recently launched its new effort to help parents and caregivers understand the importance of using everyday moments to build their children’s vocabularies in a statewide campaign called “Talk. Read. Sing.”. Commercials and radio spots are filling the air with messages about baby and toddler development, and ways to get parents and little kids more engaged in talk and play.
Finally, our partner Univision Communications announced this week a national month-long effort named “Accion por los Niños” aimed at Hispanic families to raise awareness and increase the time they spend talking, reading and singing to their very young children. The media company will host a series of events across the country including reading gardens with Univision celebrities, special programming in affiliate stations and press events with elected leaders.
We hope you find this good news encouraging, and that you can find a way to support efforts to close the word gap—either in your family or your community. Either way, we look forward to hearing about it.
In The News:
- “Efforts to Close the Achievement Gap in Kids Start at Home”, NPR, March 17, 2014.
- “PNC Launches $19 Million Vocabulary Initiative in Chicago”, Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2014.
- “Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word”, New York Times, March 25, 2014.
Check out one of the First Five California ads that aims to empower parents and caregivers to close the word gap. >>
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This needs no explanation.
Just in case you don’t tweet, live under a rock, or somehow misplaced your Clinton Decoder Pin, here is The Leader and her reply.
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On Thursday, April 3, Hillary will team up once again with Christine Lagarde for a conversation moderated by Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times. The event is part of the opening day of the 5th Women in the World Summit and will take place at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater.
CONVERSATION WITH HILLARY CLINTON AND CHRISTINE LAGARDE
Two of the most powerful women in the world discuss the global political and economic crisis of our time- from the sparks of the Cold War reignited in the Ukraine to the deep divides cleaving the Middle East.
The Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
MODERATED BY: Thomas L. Friedman, Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times
Read more about Women in the World >>>>
Read more about Women in the World Summit 2014 >>>>
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This week, Too Small to Fail and former Secretary Hillary Clinton announced our first local campaign in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The new campaign, titled “Talking is Teaching”, is being developed in partnership with local organizations, including the George Kaiser Family Foundation, CAP Tulsa and Tulsa Educare. These partners have been actively working on early learning and family support programs in Oklahoma communities for years.
“Talking is Teaching” will communicate directly with Tulsa parents and caregivers through ads on buses, grocery stores and other places that families congregate. But the campaign will also enlist pediatricians, faith-based leaders, business owners and educators to share how talking, reading and singing to babies every day can boost their vocabularies and brain development.
Research shows that just 15 minutes a day—or five minutes, three times a day—of reading, talking or singing can make a big difference. And parents and caregivers can do these things with their babies and young children while they’re doing other things, like taking a walk, doing laundry, or cooking a meal.
We believe that parents and caregivers want the best for their children’s early learning, and we are optimistic that through community-wide initiatives like the one in Tulsa, more families will make talking, reading and singing part of their daily routines.
You can read more about our launch in Tulsa here, here and in a story about the word gap featured in the New York Times.
And the Too Small to Fail Facebook Giveaway Winners Are…
Last week, we celebrated reaching 100,000 followers on our Facebook page with a special giveaway. Several hundred people entered the free giveaway and shared it with friends and family members. This week, winners were chosen randomly and, as promised, we’re sharing those names here.
Silvana De Dios
Congratulations to all who won! Winners can contact us via email at email@example.com.
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