The Kids' Zone
Stories about growing up in the 21st century city.
This project is supported by funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Male-dominated trades like construction, plumbing, and welding can offer job security and decent pay. A camp aims to show girls these careers are for them, too.
In the booming co-working industry, some companies are standing out by opening their space up for children and working parents alike.
Many kids spend hours commuting to school by public transportation. New research suggests a link between student exposure to high-crime areas and chronic absenteeism.
New UNICEF reports explore the ultimate design challenge: How to provide spaces to play and prosper for children living in urban poverty.
New research sounds the alarm on how high levels of lead in topsoil can reduce birth rates.
The number of kids in foster care is climbing, and so are public costs. In search of efficiencies, many states have at least partially privatized their systems.
For generations, oil refineries brought jobs—and pollution—to the residents of Wilmington. Can a new generation of youthful activists make it a healthier place to grow up?
Children’s Advocacy Centers make sure kids only have to tell their story of abuse once.
Kids repeatedly exposed to violence, homelessness, and addiction are more likely to carry the long-term effects into adulthood. A new report breaks down the geographic and racial distribution of this trauma.
A billion kids are now growing up in urban areas. But not all cities are planned with their needs in mind.