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…

#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…