Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood

Schuyler Center Coordinates an Opportunity to Improve Policies and Programs that Support Maternal Mental Health in New York

While the Schuyler Center has long recognized maternal mental health as an important component of women’s health, developing comprehensive policies across multiple agencies and sectors requires continuous effort. As many as one in seven women experience some form of depression during pregnancy or within 12 months after giving birth. In 2018, New York was invited…

A Day in Hamil-Tunes History!

On September 21, 2019, the Schuyler Center joined the Albany Institute of History and Art for their Family Expedition Day and Hamil-Tunes Karaoke. While museum-goers of all ages learned about the world of Alexander Hamilton and the Schuyler Sisters, our own President and CEO, Kate Breslin, spoke with passers-by about our link to Hamilton, our…
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Taking care of our children; or not.

The Department of Homeland Security’s “public charge” rule directs immigration officials to reject applications from individuals who seek to remain in or enter the U.S. lawfully if they have received — or are judged more likely than not to receive in the future — any of an array of public benefits that are tied to…
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Staff Fun Day 2019

On Thursday, September 12th, Schuyler Center staff participated in their annual Staff Fun Day event. This year, the team started their day at Board and Brush, a D.I.Y. wood sign workshop in Latham, New York that runs classes on creating custom wood signs to use as décor pieces. We learned how to sand, distress, stain…
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September Is Kinship Care Month In NY State

September is Kinship Care Month in New York State! This month is an opportunity to recognize the commitment of thousands of kin—relatives or close family friends—across the state who step in to care for children when their parents are unable to do so. While the number of kin becoming formal foster parents has increased—currently about…
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Schuyler Center Welcomes Matilda Gragg

The Schuyler Center welcomes Matilda Gragg as our newest Research Coordinator.  Matilda is an AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow at Siena College and will be working with policy staff on research, data products and communication material designed to expand SCAA’s collaboration capacities in the areas of health, family economic security, child welfare and early education.  Matilda’s work…

Schuyler Center’s connection with Hamilton

A cynic could think that Schuyler Center’s “Hamilton fever” is opportunistic. They wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Many of us on the staff are head-over heels Hamilton fans, harboring dreams of receiving a personal invitation (and tickets) from composer/playwright/actor Lin Manuel Miranda himself. In fact, Schuyler Center’s connection with Alexander and Eliza Hamilton is real, as…
Family Economic Security

Learn More About Raising New York

August marks the launch of Raising New York, a diverse statewide coalition of parent, early childhood, education, civil rights, business, and health organizations dedicated to increasing the number of children who are on track for school readiness, with a focus on improving long-term outcomes for children who are low-income, children of color, and other under-served…