Jennifer March, Ph.D.
Jennifer March took on the role of CCC’s Executive Director in 2007 after many years in the public sector including in the Finance Division of the New York City Council. Jennifer was a lead architect of CCC’s Securing Every Birthright Campaign, which contributed to the creation of New York City’s Earned Income Tax Credit, the first local Child Care Tax Credit, the expansion of Newborn Home Visiting, establishment of the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy and passage of GreenCart legislation. Jennifer’s advocacy and coalition building skills also influenced passage of progressive state personal income tax reforms, the creation of statutory funding for alternatives to detention and incarceration, the closure of underutilized juvenile placement facilities, and the transfer of delinquent youth to services and placement options close to home, as well as the recent creation of a state commission to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York. Furthermore, her leadership helped create the local Campaign for Children, which elevated the public dialogue and increased the commitment to protect and expand investments in early childhood education and after-school programs resulting in the recent expansion of universal pre-k for all four year olds and after-school for all middle schoolers in NYC.