December 13, 2022
The 2021-2022 Program Year was a pivotal time at CCC, as we leveraged our research, civic engagement, and advocacy to call attention to the ways the pandemic has impacted New York’s families, and press for solutions that advance recovery, equity, and well-being.
Given significant leadership changes at the state and city level, CCC remained focused on ensuring that all of New York’s leaders kept the needs of children front and center in budget and legislative negotiations. To support these efforts, we also continued to champion federal proposals that would help state and local government respond to the increased needs of New Yorkers.
Guiding this work, the CCC staff and Board of Directors adopted a vision, mission and values statement centered in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. These values informed the development of goals and strategies that drove our intentional efforts to elevate the voices and perspectives of New Yorkers who were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in every aspect of our organization. In this annual report you will find examples – including our work to draw attention to the priorities developed and advanced by the NYC Youth Agenda; our participatory, community-based research focused on child welfare, early care and education, and early intervention; and our collaborative agenda setting and public relations efforts with parents, caregivers and youth in the Family Homelessness Coalition, the Campaign for Healthy Minds Healthy Kids, and the Raise the Age-NY campaign, among others.
Together, we achieved city and state budgets to improve access to essential services for children and families, including: