About Us

Every child healthy, housed, educated, and safe.

Vision:

Every child health, housed, educated, and safe

Mission:

We advance well-being, equity, and justice for all of New York’s children through research, advocacy, and civic engagement. 

Three Pillars of Our Work:

  1. Research and Data Analysis: We analyze and publish data on child and family well-being. We engage with New Yorkers through participatory and community-based research to identify solutions to systemic inequities.
  2. Advocacy: We co-create and support citywide and statewide coalitions and campaigns, leveraging research and civic engagement resources to influence the budget, legislative, and policy decisions made at City Hall, the State Capitol, and in Washington D.C.
  3. Civic Engagement: We mobilize youth and adult New Yorkers through leadership development programs, advocacy trainings and public information campaigns and work to raise the visibility of solutions to systemic inequities, centering the voices of those most impacted.

Diversity, Equity, Justice and Inclusion (DEIJ) at CCC:

Diversity, equity, justice and inclusion are foundational to CCC’s vision, mission, and values. We understand that our advocacy must elevate and center the experiences of New York’s children, youth and families. Together with community members from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, we identify barriers to child and family well-being and mobilize around solutions that drive systemic change. We strive to do this work more equitably and intentionally every day, improving our DEIJ practice through the ways in which we collect and frame our data, engage caregivers and youth in our agenda setting, and develop community leadership through training and civic engagement. We are constantly learning and exploring new ways to be accountable to the communities with whom we advocate.

We are also committed to the internal work of culture building within our organization by supporting a diverse staff, Board of Directors, and Advocacy Council where everyone feels represented and respected. We celebrate our diverse identities and viewpoints and aim to approach our work with humility and a commitment to listening. In 2020, CCC developed organizational values to guide our work that speak to our intention to embed diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all we do.

Values:

Justice – We strive to achieve justice for children, families, and communities across New York by fighting against inequitable policies, practices and attitudes. Our child advocacy agenda relies on our entire community to respond to past and current harms that stem from systems of white supremacy and oppression.

Equity – We believe all people and communities have the right to agency and self-determination. We strive to create balance in the face of power differences, and work to ensure that policies are anti-racist and provide equitable outcomes for all – regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, criminal justice involvement, education, national origin, language, or ability.

Integrity – We value honesty and transparency as we advocate for change; we pledge to provide timely access to clear, trustworthy information.

Belonging – We create a culture of belonging that fosters inclusion, respect, and open-mindedness  within and outside our organization. We engage people and communities with different backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences, and recognize that every person’s voice has value. We create welcoming spaces so individuals are able to contribute and participate fully within our organization’s work.

Accountability to Community – We center the voices and experiences of New York’s children, families, and communities. We acknowledge that we must be accountable to the people and communities that experience the harm caused by systems of oppression. Our accountability goes beyond acknowledgement of harm, and we will actively evolve as we strengthen our relationships with the communities we serve.

Our Annual Reports

Learn about our impact by reading annual reports from the last four years.