Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation

Over 1.5 million low-income students in New York rely on free and reduced-priced school lunches and almost 650,000 on school breakfasts for a portion of their daily nutritional intake during the school year.  When school lets out for the summer next month, more than 68% of those children will not receive summer meals.  Read Kate…

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National Child Welfare Data Show NYS Struggling

According to a current federal review, New York State ranks near the bottom nationally on safety and permanency measures for children in the state’s child welfare system. These measures indicate that children in New York are more likely to experience a recurrence of maltreatment than children in other states, and are less likely to be…

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and is an opportunity to turn our focus—and our lawmakers’ focus—to ensuring that all of New York’s children are safe and are given a real chance to live happy, fulfilling lives.  Read Kate Breslin’s President’s Message here.

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Our Next Look at the NYS Budget

Schuyler Center’s Next Look provides an overview of how the Assembly and Senate budget proposals compare with the Governor’s priorities on several important issues. Schuyler Center staff will spend the coming days gaining a deeper understanding of the proposed budget initiatives and advocating for a final budget that advances priorities that improve the health and…

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Now Available! Testimony on the 2016-17 NYS Budget

Schuyler Center’s testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on Health, Mental Hygiene, and Human Services is now available on our Legislative Advocacy page.  Our testimony for each hearing focused on our priorities, including policies to strengthen families and communities, and those that ensure access to quality care and services. Find our 2016 policy priorities here.

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A First Look at the NYS Budget

The Schuyler Center’s First Look is an initial analysis of New York State’s 2016-17 Executive Budget as it intersects with our policy priorities.  Schuyler Center staff will spend the coming days gaining a deeper understanding of the Executive Budget and its impacts.  The First Look is an initial assessment of how the budget advances priorities that improve…

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New Brief: Hopeful Futures for New York’s Children

The Schuyler Center is pleased to share our new brief, Hopeful Futures for New York’s Children: Advancing Child Welfare. This publication is the result of data analysis; dozens of interviews with child welfare experts and stakeholders; and a convening of advocates, providers and stakeholders that we hosted in the fall of 2015.  Included in the report are…

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