The National Child Labor Committee

The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1904 and incorporated by an Act of Congress in 1907 with the mission of promoting the rights, dignity, well-being and education of children and youth as they relate to work and working. Despite years of enlightened laws and public scrutiny, the work of NCLC's founding visionaries is still relevant and necessary today.

As advocates, technical assistance providers, researchers, and catalysts, the National Child Labor Committee works across the nation with corporations, government agencies, school systems, and nonprofit organizations. Under broad-based funding from individual contributors, foundations and corporations, NCLC continues to be a leading force working on behalf of this country's at-risk young people in the areas of youth employment and training, child labor laws, youth occupational safety and health, and education.

Today, the National Child Labor Committee continues to seek new ways to improve the lives of young people as they grow and develop. NCLC's work with a broad range of entities (small and large businesses, private, public, and nonprofit agencies) is indicative of the widespread needs that exist for young people today in relation to work and working, and NCLC's longstanding commitment to meeting those needs. Read More...

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