Jennifer March, Ph.D.

Executive Director

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.  Since joining CCC in 2001, Jennifer has been a driving force behind CCC’s efforts to advance legislative, policy, and budget reforms that have helped achieve historic victories for children and families throughout the city and state.

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. Her 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,  the transfer of delinquent youth to services and placement options close to home, expansion of free lunch for all public school students, and the creation of programs to assist and encourage families to establish college savings plans for their children.

Jennifer’s 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. She also served as co-leader of the RTA-NY Campaign which succeeded in securing legislation and budget resources needed to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York State to treat youth in an age-appropriate manner and improve their outcomes and community safety. Under Jennifer’s leadership, CCC currently serves as co-convener of the Family Homelessness Coalition working to advance a collaborative effort focused on the needs of homeless children and their families before during and after stays in shelter.

She holds a B.A in History and French from LeMoyne College, an M.A in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Fordham University.

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