The Cost of Child Care

The Cost of Child Care explores family financial stability by focusing on the affordability of child care.  The report uses Oregon Food Bank survey data to correlate families that incur high child care costs with the incidences of food insecurity. … Read more

Kelly Meredith

A native of North Carolina, Kelly graduated with high honors and phi beta kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 with degrees in Spanish and sociology.  She was a Carolina Covenant Scholar and worked with Habitat for Humanity and the Hunger and Homelessness Outreach Project. Kelly … Read more

Eileen Hyde

A native Vermonter, Eileen graduated with high honors from DePaul University in 2007 with a degree in international studies and a minor in community service.  She studied sustainable development and social change in Central America, completed a thesis on citizen participation in economic and development policy, and worked on a … Read more

Lindsay Guge

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Oregon Child Development Coalition (Portland, OR) Lindsay studied family child care providers’ participation in the Child and Adult Care Food program (CACFP) and highlighted success stories in Oregon, focusing on promoting program enrollment and retention … Read more

State of Child Care in Oregon

State of Child Care in Oregon examines the impact of the 2008-2009 recession on the child care industry in Oregon, assessing how families with young children and the child care providers have been affected by the recession, high unemployment, and … Read more

Amber Roberts

A native of Virginia, Amber graduated from The College of William and Mary in 2009 with a degree in history and public policy. She was a Sharpe Community Scholar, resident advisor, assistant in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and president of her sorority.  Amber has served as an ESL tutor … Read more