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Clinical Professor; Karabelle Pizzigati Endowed Professorship in Advocacy for Children, Youth And Families
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Adele Robinson is a nationally recognized federal, state and local advocate for policies and funding to close the opportunity gap for children, youth and families, particularly children of color and immigrant families. She has developed strategy and steered complex legislation, regulations and policy implementation in the executive and legislative branches and in large nonprofit organizations.

Areas of Interest
  • Education policy from early childhood through higher education, social justice and equitable opportunities, advocacy capacity building and research
3 Credit(s)

For poor and low-income families, federal programs such as Medicaid, Child care, SNAP and child nutrition programs are a lifeline every day. Some programs also have policies that consider more than income eligibility, such as number of hours of work, disability, and immigration status. Budget choices have a significant impact on policy intentions. Students will learn about and analyze the major federal programs and federal budgets for these policy areas; understand from data the impact of such programs and policies; and be introduced to significant advocacy efforts and considerations that shaped hese policy decisions.
Schedule of Classes

Faculty: Adele Robinson
3 Credit(s)

Advocates for children and families have accomplished a great deal over the years. They’ve reduced hunger and extended access to health care. They’ve expanded early childhood education and broadened economic supports. But so much more remains to be done to ensure social justice and equity so that all children and families can thrive. The second semester of Child and Family Advocacy Impact will concentrate on developing advocacy skills, everything from leveraging the legislative process and creating effective messaging strategies to working in coalitions and mobilizing grassroots supporters. 
Schedule of Classes

Faculty: Adele Robinson