COVID-19

President’s Message on COVID-19

Dear friends and colleagues, In this time of uncertainty, I wanted to personally connect with you over concerns associated with COVID-19 (coronavirus), worldwide, and here in New York State. Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone affected during this time and we appreciate the health and human services workers; local, state, and national leaders; and…
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COVID-19

Letter from Empire State Campaign for Child Care and Winning Beginning NY to Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders requesting support for child care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

On March 15, 2020 the Empire State Campaign for Child Care and Winning Beginning NY sent a letter to Governor Cuomo and Legislative leaders to highlight the specific and urgent needs of child care programs across New York State, and the families they serve. They asked that all necessary steps were taken to ensure that…
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General

#CountAllKids: Resources for the 2020 Census

On March 9, 2020, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) and the Council for Children and Families (CCF) held a webinar, #CountAllKids: Resources for the 2020 Census. With over 30 attendees, the webinar was led by Cate Bohn, the Executive Director of CCF, and Matilda Gragg, SCAA’s AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow. The webinar addressed the…
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Legislative

Schuyler Center’s FIRST LOOK at the New York State 2020-2021 Executive Budget

Schuyler Center's First Look is an initial assessment of New York State's 2020-21 proposed Executive Budget and how it advances priorities that improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, especially those living in poverty. Schuyler Center staff will spend the coming days gaining a deeper understanding of the Executive Budget and its impacts, and working…
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Child Welfare

Child Care Advocacy Day, February 4, 2020

On February 4, 2020, Schuyler Center and the Empire State Child Care Campaign (ESCCC) held a Child Care Advocacy Day, co-sponsored with Winning Beginning NY. More than 250 providers, parents, and advocates came to Albany to bring visibility to our broken child care system and to urge support for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget ask.…
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Child Welfare

CHAMPS-NY Rallies on January 27th!

On January 27, 2020, the CHAMPS-NY campaign, co-led by Schuyler Center and Families Together in NYS, gathered in Albany with providers, parents and advocates to raise awareness about the power of family-based care for children who enter foster care. The group urged support for their FY 2020-2021 budget and policy priorities. Assemblymembers Andrew Hevesi and Ellen Jaffe…
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Legislative

State of the State: SCAA’s Response

New York’s 2020 Legislative Session officially began on January 8, 2020 and Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his State of the State address. The State of the State is an opportunity for the Governor to set a tone and vision for the year ahead. Evaluating this year’s address against the needs of New York children and…
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News

The State of New York Children: A 2020 Data Briefing

Schuyler Center Presents Data on State of New York Children – Calls on State Leaders to Cut Child Poverty in Half by 2030 On January 14, 2020, the Schuyler Center’s policy team shared data about the well-being of New York children and recommended policy strategies for building better foundations for all the state’s children at…
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