Growing Up in North Texas 2016:
A Community Assessment of Tarrant County
The North Texas Community Foundation is introducing a new tool that makes it easier for civic, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders to develop programs and policies aimed at improving outcomes for local children at risk for poverty, neglect and abuse.
Growing Up in North Texas 2016: A Community Assessment for Tarrant County surfaces the top issues facing local youth from birth to 18 and recommends key solutions. It identifies family economic stability, literacy rates at third grade, infant mortality and child maltreatment as primary areas to focus attention.
In addition to providing a demographic profile of local children, the inaugural report provides extensive statistical data on four community indicators: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health and Safety. Each section includes information on proven solutions to help guide resource investments, and features insights from a variety of local experts, such as Fort Worth ISD school board president, Jacinto Ramos, Jr.
The report provides data for Tarrant County, along with comparative data for five other metropolitan areas, including Dallas County. It was produced by the North Texas Community Foundation in partnership with Children at Risk and Child Care Associates.
If you would like to request a physical copy please contact Angela White at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 817.877.0702.
The North Texas Community Foundation is partnering with area nonprofits to spotlight how local organizations are addressing the issues highlighted in Growing Up in North Texas. We invite you to participate in the #GrowingUpNTx Social Media Campaign.