Prioritizing NYC’s Children in Time of Transition

Prioritizing NYC’s Children in Time of Transition

As we embrace a time of transition in New York City, we stand ready to work with our new City leadership to ensure that all children have access to the opportunities, services and supports that they need to reach their full potential.

Today we are releasing Healthy, Housed, Educated, and Safe: Recommendations to Make the City a Better Place for Every Child.

There are 1.8 million children in New York City – the largest population of children of any city in the nation. Over the last decade we have made real progress in areas such as child health, child welfare and juvenile justice. But despite these gains, many troubling disparities remain – among them educational failure, poverty, hunger, and homelessness.

While the challenges facing children are many, the solutions can be downright practical. Our recommendations seek to improve child well-being by identifying targeted ways in which to:

  • Stimulate Economic Security
  • Promote Community Vitality and Safety
  • Increase Social and Academic Preparedness
  • Encourage Improved Health and Wellness
  • Support Vulnerable Children

The data in our report come from CCC’s Keeping Track of New York City’s Children database and our recommendations stem from our research and analysis of public programs, budgets and legislation concerning children and families.

The success of our children and of our City depends on the investments we make today. We believe that children’s success will fuel our economy and contribute to New York City’s long-term well-being. We look forward to working with our City leaders, fellow advocates, direct service providers, the faith-based community and New Yorkers at large to ensure that the well-being of New York City’s children is dramatically improved upon in the coming weeks, months and years.

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  • renee beckford says:

    parents choice when it comes to child care. if a parent does not want there child on a waiting list they should be able to place there child in care so they can work and pay there subsidized payments

  • DORIN says:

    Why are 70 percent of former foster youths were from foster care system and a low success rate for education for these youths. The outcomes are poor for this population and why are people focusing on these improvements. Why are agencies not held accountable for not providing the delivery of service to children in foster care.

  • CCCNewYork says:

    Thank you both for your comments. We agree that more must be done to support families in need of child care and to strengthen outcomes for young people in foster care, and we hope our recommendations will be a starting point in a discussion on how we can address these needs.

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