About the Ohio Children's Budget Coalition

 Ohio child-serving organizations have created child-focused recommendations for Governor DeWine and the 133rd General Assembly as they consider their first biennial budget and deliberate on how to effectively invest in Ohio’s children, families, and future. 

about our partner organizations

Policy Matters Ohio

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Policy Matters  Ohio is a nonpartisan research institute helping to create a more prosperous, equitable, sustainable, and inclusive Ohio.  

Advocates for Ohio's Future

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Advocates for Ohio’s Future promotes health and human service budget and policy solutions so that all Ohioans live better lives. 

Groundwork Ohio

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Groundwork advances quality early learning and development as the most transformative strategy to improve school outcomes, increase the life-long success of Ohio’s children, and lay a strong foundation for economic prosperity in Ohio. 

Children's Defense Fund-Ohio

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The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. 

Public Children's Services Association of Ohio

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Public Children Services Association of Ohio is a membership-driven association of Ohio’s county Public Children Services Agencies that advocates for and promotes child protection program excellence and sound public policy for safe children, stable families, and supportive communities.

Ohio Children's Hunger Alliance

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The mission of the Ohio Children's Hunger Alliance is to purposefully ensure that children without access receive healthy food, nutrition education and physical activity. 

Ohio Federation of Teachers

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The Ohio Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions the social and economic well-being of our members, Ohio's children, families, working people and communities. Our vision is that all citizens have access to the high quality public education and public services they need to develop their full potential. 

Voices for Ohio's Children

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Voices for Ohio's Children advocates for public policy that improves the well-being of Ohio's children and their families.

Ohio Juvenile Justice Coalition

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 The Juvenile Justice Coalition (JJC) is a non-profit organization that focuses on improving Ohio’s juvenile justice system – from prevention through youth in adult court – for youth, families, and communities. 

The Center for Community Solutions

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The Center for Community Solutions provides strategic leadership and organizes community resources to improve health, social, and economic conditions through applied demographic research, nonpartisan policy analysis and advocacy, and communication. 

Innovation Ohio Education Fund

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 Innovation Ohio is a unique organization that blends progressive public policy analysis and hard-hitting research with a single-minded determination to drive this information into the hands of the media, policymakers, and our allies to help influence policy decisions and shape public opinion. 

Ohio Education Association

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 OEA represents more than 125,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals who work in Ohio’s schools, colleges, and universities to help improve public education and the lives of Ohio’s children. OEA members provide a wide range of professional education services in communities throughout the state.