CCC’s work this program year helped pave the way for historic victories for New York’s young people, including helping to ensure passage of state legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility, secure needed local resources to bring free universal lunch to all public school students, and make the case for a new labor contract providing early childhood educators with long overdue salary increases.
We also helped to restore summer programming for middle school youth, informed the passage of a comprehensive package of legislative reforms of our city’s foster care system as well as legislation to strengthen the state’s Kinship Guardianship program, and we co-led the Family Homelessness Task Force to draw attention to the critical needs of children and families who are homeless.
We continue to engage and inform New Yorkers on crucial children’s issues through our social media outreach and community education courses, and we’ve expanded our online database to help us confidently and effectively advocate for resources and opportunities in communities where risks to child well-being are severe.
We are deeply grateful for the support of our Board and Advocacy Council and the expertise of our staff, which help us maximize our impact throughout the city and bring us closer to our dream of seeing every child in New York City healthy, housed, educated, and safe.
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