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Cassie Gaffney Rejoins ACS as Senior Strategist

 Cassie Gaffney Rejoins Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC as Senior Strategist Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce Cassie Gaffney as the firm’s newest Senior Strategist. Ms. Gaffney will direct and support government relations and advocacy, policy analysis, strategic communication planning, and strategy development for ACS clients in Ohio and throughout the country. Read More

ACS proudly sponsored the sold-out Women of POWER networking reception

The annual Women of POWER event brings together the next generation of women in elected office with women currently elected in the Ohio Legislature and throughout Ohio. The Women of POWER networking reception benefits the Ohio State University University’s Glenn College nonpartisan leadership programs that educate and empower Ohio women ready to run for political Read More

Congress pushes Secretary Azar for national child care assessment

Advocacy & Communication Solutions knows all too well the importance of high-quality early learning and child care.  ACS works closely with several clients on a local, state and national level to help improve the quality of education and care for children. Recently, First Five Years Fund reported on a letter that members of Congress sent Read More

Issues to Watch in 2020

It is difficult to believe a new decade is upon us. There’s a lot to look forward to and many unknowns on the horizon in 2020, including a presidential election. This year ACS is highlighting three issues with implications for the work ACS—and you—do every day. Keeping tabs on these topics can help your organization Read More

Three ACS Clients Receive Federal Preschool Development Grant Renewals

Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC (ACS) is pleased to share that Michigan, Oregon, and Louisiana were selected to receive Preschool Development Grant – Birth through Five (PDG B-5) renewal grants to implement their early childhood strategic plans that were developed in 2019. To date, twenty states were selected out of 45 applicants. In addition, Idaho Read More

Enrollment in high-quality preschool is up in Cleveland, Ohio

Advocacy & Communication Solutions client, PRE4CLE, recently celebrated their five-year anniversary and was recognized in The Hechinger Report for their efforts to transform preschool in Cleveland, Ohio. Five years ago, only 25 percent of Cleveland’s 3 to 5-year-olds were enrolled in high-quality preschool, as defined by the state’s quality rating system. In several neighborhoods, there Read More

PRE4CLE celebrates 5 years and investments are paying off

It is now easier for Cleveland, Ohio families to access a high-quality preschool for their children, due in large part to Advocacy & Communication Solutions’ Client PRE4CLE. Crain’s Cleveland Business and CLEVELAND.COM recently published articles about the organization’s five-year anniversary showcasing its amazing accomplishments including the following: Increasing from 24% to 43% of preschool-aged children enrolled Read More

Issues to Watch in 2019: Summer Update

Believe it or not, we’re more than halfway through 2019. Now is a good time to check in on many of the “hot topics” we reviewed in our January 10 Issues to Watch in 2019 publication and consider how these issues may influence your organizational priorities for the rest of the year. We provide an Read More

Best practices for states to address health related chronic school absences

A recent National Association of School Boards of Education (NASBE) Policy Update looks at the impact of health on chronic absences and what states can do to address this issue. Chronic absences from school can severely set back academic learning and is considered an early warning sign of school dropout[1]. Untreated health conditions are the Read More

International & Regional Organizations Recognize Advocacy & Communication Solutions (ACS)

International & Regional Organizations Recognize Advocacy & Communication Solutions (ACS) Advocacy & Communication Solutions (ACS) was recently recognized for its work to design and implement a communication campaign and for its overall business growth. ACS’ work for the Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services received a Gold Hermes Creative Award in the Communication/Marketing Read More