Child-advocacy group gets makeover

RALEIGH, N.C. –- In an effort to make its name reflect its mission, the North Carolina Child Advocacy Institute has officially become Action for Children North Carolina.

Since its founding in 1983, the statewide child-advocacy group has been dedicated to improving the well-being of North Carolina’s children and youth through research, advocacy and education.

The new name and logo were unveiled in April.

Changing its name “signals a new energy and a renewed commitment to our task of helping North Carolina become the best place to be and raise a child,” Bill Jamieson, Chair of Action for Children’s Board of Directors, said in a statement.

Over the past two decades, the group has granted tens of thousands of children access to preventive health care, eyeglasses and dental care through the expansion of “Health Choice,” and has worked to ensure that more than half a million children receive quality early care and education through programs such as “Smart Start” and “More at Four.”

Action for Children has also improved services for abandoned, abused and neglected children.

Its website will remain

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