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CCC Statement on City Council’s 2020 Budget Response

Released April 9, 2019

For Immediate Release: April 9, 2019
Contact: Elysia Murphy (212) 673-1800 x18 emurphy@cccnewyork.org

CCC applauds Speaker Corey Johnson and the City Council for putting wage equity front and center in its Budget Response, rightly focusing on the human services workforce and early childhood educators and drawing attention to the fundamental role the City must play in combatting race- and gender-based income disparities and promoting upward mobility of this critical workforce.

We are particularly grateful for the Council’s leadership in advancing a wide range of priorities that promote the well-being of New York’s children and families. From investments in Census outreach and preparedness, and after-school and summer programs, to mental health services in schools and busing services for students in foster care, it’s clear that the City Council has made the needs of vulnerable children and families in New York City a core priority.

We applaud the Council for recognizing the critical need to strengthen the City’s cross-agency collaboration and service provision for children and families living in homeless shelters with the inclusion of recommendations to increase the number of social workers in schools and in hotels, and create an education support center at PATH.

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