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Universal Free School Lunch Gains Momentum

There’s growing support in New York City to ensure that all public school students are well-nourished and ready to learn. A recent New York Times editorial endorsed the Lunch 4 Learning campaign’s efforts to provide free school lunch to all public scho …

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CCC advocates for the Audible Alarms Bill to keep children safe at school

CCC advocates for the Audible Alarms Bill to keep children safe at school

It makes so much sense that you may think it is already the law. Council Member Cornegy , Jr. has proposed a bill to require audible alarms on all the side doors at New York City elementary schools and District 75 schools for children with special need …

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State Budget Makes Historic Investment in NYC’s Children and Families

To those who signed one of the 42,000 e-advocacy letters we sent to Albany, made one of the thousands of phone calls, joined us on trips to the State capital, or shared our message with your friends, you were instrumental in helping CCC make a differen …

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Why We’re Advocating for Affordable Housing and Increased Wages

Since 2008, median rents rose 8.8 percent from just over $1,000 to nearly $1,100 in 2012. At the same time, the average household in 2012 made about $4,000 or 7.1 percent less than the average household in 2008. A recent USA Today article highlighted t …

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CCC Honors Lifelong Champion of Children’s Rights

It could not have been more fitting to celebrate Women’s History Month with our 2014 Justine Wise Polier Symposium. In honor of our co-founder and true lifelong champion of children’s rights, our event featured a lively reading of “The Grain of the Woo …

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