Establishing Hope in Child Poverty in the US


In this episode of The Executive Innovation Show Podcast, Carrie Chitsey speaks with Shelley Callahan about establishing hope in child poverty in the United States. 


Shelley Callahan is the Director of Development with Children Incorporated. She is also the writer of the On the Road Series, which highlights their work around the world. 


Listen in as we discuss topics such as: 

  • Hear about the work done by Children Incorporated and how they partner with schools, orphanages, homes and childcare centers to help children with basic needs. They work to provide food on weekends, clothes, shoes and school supplies. 

  • We talk about the importance of showing a child that someone cares for them and improving their self-worth. 

  • Learn why the volunteer coordinators are the critical component to both the children and the non-profit to reaching youth in need. 

  • Shelley discusses the “On the Road” series to paint the picture of different success stories of children and highlight the work that Children Incorporated is doing. 

  • Shelley and Carrie speak about the impact the opioid crisis is having on child family separation today. The US has seen a large increase in children being raised by grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members, what financial constraints and health issues is this trickle effect causing? 

  • Hear about what’s next on the horizon for Children Incorporated in 2019. 

To follow Children Incorporated and how they are helping children all over the globe.  


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