Child Poverty

Facebook Live: Virtual Legislative Briefing on the NY Childhood Poverty Reduction Act

On December 15, 2020, the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy participated in a Facebook Live Virtual Legislative Briefing to discuss the NY Childhood Poverty Reduction Act S.9012/A.11063 by bill sponsors Senator Jessica Ramos and Assemblymember Harry Bronson. Also participating in the briefing were Wes Moore, CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, Dr. Omolara Thomas…

2021-2022 New York State Policy Priorities

The COVID-19 crisis and the movement to end racist violence have highlighted what we have long known: for New York children to thrive, they need a family, quality health care, early education, financial security—not one, but all of these things. Further, they need all the systems upon which children and families rely to be aligned…
Child Welfare

Schuyler Center Core Focus: Keeping Families Together

One of Schuyler Center’s top end of year priorities is to secure passage of S.8421/A.10513, a bill that would establish annual reporting requirements on utilization of child welfare preventive services. These services include home visiting, housing assistance, child care, day care, homemaker services, parent training or parent aide, clinical services, transportation, job training, education, and…

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…
child care is essentialCOVID-19

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…
foster careCOVID-19

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…