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We're pleased to announce a new summer research fellowship program for the newly-established National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families, funded by the Administration for Children & Families. The goal of the fellowship program is to attract, develop, and expand the pool of emerging scholars focused on studying issues of relevance to low-income and vulnerable Hispanic children and families. The fellowship will provide graduate students with the opportunity to carry out research in an applied setting, and in ways that can impact both policy and programs serving Hispanic children and families.

The application deadline is March 7 at 5pm ET. 

Entertainment education's role in reducing teen pregnancy
A new report says an MTV show, 16 and Pregnant, had a role in the recent decline in teen births. Fusing information and entertainment is not a new idea; TV and radio have been used to communicate public health information since the 1960s. Here's the formula for entertainment education, and how 16 and Pregnant fits. 

If you're in the D.C. area, sign up for these free workshops designed for out-of-school-time programs that would like to develop - or further - an evidence base. Funded by the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust, the five-workshop series is meant for senior-level staff of organizations with programs that have not yet been rigorously evaluated. Register while we have space!

New Resources
America's Promise Alliance, a partnership of hundreds of national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, has launched a new website. is the online community for those seeking to learn about, connect into and act on behalf of the GradNation movement. If you work on behalf of children and youth, you'll find innumerable resources here. Child Trends is a content partner for GradNation, providing reports from our work on early childhood development, mentoring, family engagement and other areas.

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