CCC released the Tenth Edition of Keeping Track of New York City’s Children, the most comprehensive centralized today database tracking the well-being of New York City’s children, at a launch event at New York Law School on February 12, 2013. The presentation included an overview of the reports data and CCC’s findings based on more than 400 hundred indicators of how the city’s children are faring citywide, in each borough, and in each of the city’s 59 community districts.
Keeping Track 2013 brings front and center the improvements in citywide outcomes for children made in recent years, as well as areas where children continue to face barriers to well-being, including poverty, food insecurity, unstable housing, and lack of access to essential programs.
The databookshows the impact of the recession on New York City’s children and families, with one third of New York City children living in poverty, more households relying on food stamps, and homeless populations at record highs with more than 20,000 children living in homeless shelters. When broken down by geography and racial and ethnic groups, the data suggest that more attention must be paid to help individual communities recover from the economic downturn.