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Action Needed: Speak Out Against the Proposed “Public Charge” Rule Impacting Immigrant Children and Families

The Trump administration recently published a rule that will be deeply harmful to immigrant families. Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) strongly opposes this rule, which threatens the health, nutrition, housing, and economic security o …

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Judy Garson: Following the Example of Eleanor Roosevelt

Judy Garson: Following the Example of Eleanor Roosevelt

More than two decades ago, this year’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award recipient Judy Garson was looking for ways to turn her training as a lawyer and passion for public service into a meaningful volunteer opportunity. Over lunch, she told a friend what she id …

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Staff Spotlight: Laura Jankstrom, Director of Civic Engagement Programs

Staff Spotlight: Laura Jankstrom, Director of Civic Engagement Programs

It’s been eight years since Laura Jankstrom joined the CCC staff. She first joined as a YouthAction coordinator, where she managed programming designed to help New York City high school students develop skills in leadership, advocacy, and/or civic enga …

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On Staten Island’s North Shore, family poverty rate shows a troubling trend

The 2017 American Community Survey data showed signs of progress for NYC families: the family poverty rate is down across the city, dropping more than a percentage point from 2016. But in Staten Island and on the North Shore in particular, the family p …

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New Report Shows Growing Inequality for Children and Families on Staten Island’s North Shore

A new Staten Island community needs assessment released today by Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) calls attention to the growing inequality on the North Shore of Staten Island where many residents are not benefiting from the strengthe …

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