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  • 3x The infant mortality rate is three times greater for Black babies compared to white babies in NYC.

  • 22,000 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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Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Season

The FY '25 budget season is in full swing. Read our latest city and state testimonies below.

Addressing New York State’s Housing Crisis in FY’25

Testimony & Public Comments

On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, Policy and Advocacy Associate Juan Diaz provided testimony to the New York State FY 202 …

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Tax Credit Reform Can Impact Child Poverty in New York State

Testimony & Public Comments

On Wednesday, February 14, Policy and Advocacy Associate Juan Diaz submitted testimony to the New York State FY 2025 Joi …

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Tackling the youth behavioral health crisis with targeted workforce investments

Testimony & Public Comments

On Tuesday, February 13th, 2024, Executive Director of CCC Jennifer March provided testimony to the Senate Finance, Asse …

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Promoting Family Well-being in Response to the FY25 Executive Budget

Testimony & Public Comments

On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, Policy and Advocacy Associates Juan Diaz, Jenny Veloz, and Caitlyn Passaretti along with …

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Read our latest Insights to track the issues areas we are following

Increasing Access to Early Intervention and Behavioral Health Supports in Early Childhood Education …

Digital Briefs

As part of CCC’s ongoing efforts to improve access to early care and education (ECE) services for children und …

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Real Change for New York’s Youth Mental Health Crisis Will Require Specific Choices

Insights

This budget season, a common theme has emerged for leaders at both the State and City level: …

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Poverty Will Always Lose the Fight Against Income Support: We Can Prove it, Too! 

Insights

There is a large body of research that shows that income support reduces child poverty. In honor of National Poverty …

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Child Care is Economic Security for NYC Families

Insights

There is a lot to be said about the benefits of child care. The impact that early childhood education has on child well- …

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Take Action by writing state and city leaders

Tell Albany to ensure economic security for New York families

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Tell Albany to ensure economic security for New York families New York families with chi …

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Tell state leaders that access to early intervention is crucial to children’s development

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Tell state leaders that access to early intervention is crucial to children’s development

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Tell state leaders that youth investments create community safety

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Youth Investments Create Community Safety Young …

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Tell city leaders to reverse cuts to early childhood and youth services

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Tell city leaders to reverse cuts to early childhood and youth services The early educat …

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