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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Children

School Reopening Child Care

Public schools are starting instruction this month, leaving millions of working parents across New York confronting the question of how they will balance job responsibilities with caring for and supporting the education of their school-aged children who are receiving instruction remotely on a full or part-time basis. At the same time, parents are struggling to…
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Child Care Is Essential Roundtable

On July 22, 2020, the Empire State Campaign for Child Care (co-facilitated by the Schuyler Center), and NYS Assemblymembers Michaelle C. Solages and Ellen C. Jaffee co-hosted a roundtable on the urgent need to pass the Child Care Is Essential Act, and a federal investment of $50 billion to stabilize child care. The roundtable was…
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Aging Out of Foster Care in the Midst of a Pandemic

On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020, the CHAMPS-NY coalition held a second press conference to highlight the need for a moratorium on “aging out” of foster care in New York State during this ongoing public health crisis. CHAMPS-NY, a statewide group of providers, advocates and thought partners, works to promote state policy and practice changes to ensure children…
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Leading Child Care Advocates Join with Schuyler Center to Urge the NYS Congressional Delegation to Prioritize Children and Families in the Next Federal Stimulus

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a terrific blow to families and communities in New York and the systems that provide essential health and human services. Even as the State begins to recover, it is clear that those already facing challenges of poverty, disability, ill-health, racial discrimination, and poor mental health were ravaged by this illness.…
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Our Impact 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced every one of us—individuals and organizations—to re-evaluate all aspects of our lives, but one thing remains certain: Schuyler Center’s work is as important as ever. The racial, social, and economic disparities evidenced by this deadly virus cannot be overlooked. It is abundantly clear that the novel Coronavirus does discriminate. A…
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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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#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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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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