Child Poverty

Federal pandemic supports have turned the tide on child poverty; New York is positioned to ensure the progress continues.

Census poverty data released on September 14, 2021 delivered some promising news:  the pandemic stimulus interventions – particularly the expanded child tax credit – reduced the national child poverty rate (SPM) by 3% (4.6 million children). Now, to build on this progress, we are looking to Governor Hochul to sign and enact the Child Poverty Reduction Act, S.2755C/A.1160C as one of her first acts as…
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Cheers: Kate Breslin Presented with 2021 Florette Angel Memorial Child Advocacy AwardGeneral

President and CEO Kate Breslin Presented with 2021 Florette Angel Memorial Child Advocacy Award.

On September 22, 2021, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy Board Members, employees, and partners alike came together virtually to celebrate our President and CEO Kate Breslin as she was presented with the 2021 Florette Angel Memorial Child Advocacy Award.  This award, given by The Partnership for America’s Children, is named for West Virginia child advocate Florette Angel who…
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President's Message

President’s Message: New York has the means to tackle child poverty—it needs the will and public accountability.

June. 2021. Remember it: this is the month and year New York State legislators declared their intent to cut child poverty in half in ten years. Before the pandemic, poverty affected the lives of one in five New York children and, in some communities—including Rochester, Buffalo, and the Bronx—one in every two children. Before the…
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Happy Birthday to Schuyler Center! We’re 149! 

Did you know? Today is our 149th birthday! Per the minutes of that meeting: On the evening of May 11th 1872 several ladies & gentlemen met at the house of Miss Schuyler, 19 West 31st St., New York, for the purpose of organizing an association in aid of the State Charities of New York. Schuyler’s…

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Child Poverty

The Time is Now for New York State to Commit to Reduce Child Poverty; Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Social Impact Review

On April 13, 2021 the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Social Impact Review published an interview with Schuyler Center board member James W. Lytle, Esq., a Senior Fellow with the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University; Kate Breslin, Schuyler Center President and CEO; and Dede Hill, Director of Policy. James Lytle: Tell me a little bit…

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Black Families Matter.

This week, the George Floyd case closed with a guilty verdict. A just verdict. We are relieved and encouraged by this small win; it gives us hope that the injustices that plague Black families can be addressed. The resolution of George Floyd’s murder is an important step in the march toward creating anti-racist institutions, but…

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President's Message

President’s Message: March 2021

We have made great strides since the launch of our Campaign to End Child Poverty in December 2020. This year has brought a new President, a cohort of fresh, passionate State legislators, and growing enthusiasm among partners in our campaign to cut child poverty in half in 10 years. In February, we presented at the…

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