FACT is a non-profit organization supporting 20 community partnerships around the state whose mission is to find solutions to improve the lives of families and children in their communities. LINC is the community partnership for the Kansas City area.
"FACT is celebrating its 21st year of service and this newest partnership with Annie E. Casey greatly increases our ability to impact children's lives," said FACT Manager and Board Director, William T. Dent.
KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children through high quality data and trend analysis.
"The selection of FACT provides a unique opportunity for a very well established statewide community-based organization, with state level leadership, to forge new partnerships and to expand access to valuable child-focused data and research," said Dennis Campa, Associate Director of Policy Reform and Advocacy with the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
FACT joins longtime KIDS COUNT partners Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis at the University of Missouri, and the Children's Trust Fund.
The 2013 KIDS COUNT in Missouri Data Book offers relevant analysis of childhood well-being and county rankings, as well as issue and policy analysis