COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources

We've compiled information to help families connect to resources that may be helpful during this potentially stressful and challenging time. Many localities have their own community-based resources. Some links here direct the user to local government and/or local elected officials, who may be best positioned to make local connections. We welcome links to additional resources!…
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#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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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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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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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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