President's Message

Our work is as important as ever!

Dear Friends, Wow. What a difficult and uncertain time it has been and continues to be. We hope you and your loved ones are well. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced every one of us—individuals and organizations—to re-evaluate everything: how we rely on each other, where and how we work, and how our goals align with…
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COVID-19

#ChildCareIsEssential Press Conference and Virtual Rally

On June 11, 2020, Schuyler Center along with the Empire State Child Care Campaign, Winning Beginning NY, and other partners, hosted a press conference and virtual rally on the importance of child care in reopening New York’s economy and for the well-being of New York children and families. More than 500 parents, child care providers…
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General

We stand in solidarity, today and every day

Dear partners and friends, We stand in solidarity today and every day with the many New Yorkers—including children and families—who have been harmed by systems too often designed—or used—to hurt Black and brown people. We mourn today for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor; Ahmaud Arbery; and for all our nation’s Black and brown people who live…
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COVID-19

Nonprofit U: Assemblymember Pat Fahy and Kate Breslin on Advocacy in Age of COVID-19

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Kate Breslin and the NYS Assemblymember Patricia Fahy presented a webinar with SUNY Albany Nonprofit U on Advocacy in the Age of COVID-19. They discussed the interaction between public policy, advocacy and nonprofit organizations, including how nonprofits influence—and are influenced by—public decision-making. While this workshop was not solely COVID related,…
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COVID-19

Building Back Better: Policy Priorities for New York’s Recovery

As New York slowly reopens, New York lawmakers—federal, state, and local—must stand firmly with our children and families, particularly families of color, and consider implementing the policies we recommend in our Building Back Better: Policy Priorities for New York’s Recovery. These recommendations are intended to meet the immediate, emergency needs of New York children and…
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COVID-19

Why the Census Matters in the Time of COVID-19

Every 10 years, everyone living in the United States is asked to complete a simple but very important constitutional task: respond to the census. With COVID-19 devastating many New York communities – leaving families worried about their health and that of their loved ones; wondering how they will pay their rent, afford groceries and educate…
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