2022 Keeping Track of New York City’s Children

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The infant mortality rate is three times greater for Black babies compared to white babies in NYC.


children under the age of 14 live in New York City homeless shelters. And 95% of families with children living in shelters are Black or Hispanic.

< 50%

of all third through eighth-graders in NYC public schools score at or above reading and math grade levels.

1 in 4

NYC children (or 400,000) grow up in households below the federal poverty line.

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We work to ensure that every child is healthy, housed, educated and safe. We educate and mobilize New Yorkers to make the city a better place for children. Our advocacy combines public policy research and data analysis with citizen action. We cast light on the issues, educate the public, engage allies, and identify and promote practical solutions to ensure that every New York City child is healthy, housed, educated and safe.

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