Centerforce takes the National Spotlight, as both the White House and Sesame Street turn their attention to children of incarcerated parents.
On June 12th, 2013 the White House hosted a “Champions for Change” event honoring Centerforce’s Executive Director, Carol Burton and 11 other individuals who have dedicated themselves to supporting children of incarcerated parents and their caregivers.
White House Invitation “Champions of Change”
In addition to being honored as a Champion of Change, Carol Burton served as an advisor for Sesame Street’s “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration” Initiative, which officially launched at the White House event. Sesame Street has created a toolkit for children, organizations, and caregivers which includes multimedia, bilingual (English/Spanish) materials targeting young children of incarcerated parents. Read more and link to resources below.
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Read Carol’s Interview with Sesame Street:
Access the Sesame Street Online Toolkit:
CBS News Feature:
Read Today’s feature on Sesame Street’s First Muppet to have an Incarcerated Parent :
More pictures from the event:
Carol and Ann Adalist Estrin, Director of the National Resource Center on children and families of the Incarcerated also Elizabeth Gaynes, Executive Director of the Osborne Association
Tonya Robinson, Special Assistant to the President for Justice and regulatory policy and Carol