Does Your School Excessively Suspend Students of Color?

Our schools treat certain children differently from their peers. Children, as young as preschoolers, are subject to discrimination and bias, which can alter their future in sinister ways. School disciplinary practices disproportionately affect children of color, and it is a … Read More & Comment »

During My Internship at WCA…

This post was authored by our 2017 Cornell University Blumenthal Intern, Lauren Woods. Lauren is a rising junior majoring in industrial and labor relations. She is currently on a pre-law track, and wishes to attend law school after graduation. Lauren … Read More & Comment »

En God Barndum, or the Good Childhood

The following blog post was authored by one of our 2017 summer interns, Caroline Sullivan. Caroline comes to WCA from Bucknell University where she is pursing her undergraduate degree both psychology and political science with a minor in women’s and gender studies. Caroline … Read More & Comment »

GPS4Kids

GPS4Kids: “We Need to Remind Teachers to Breathe”

GPS4Kids is a collective impact initiative established to ensure all children in Westchester County thrive regardless of race or zip code. Through a diverse group of stakeholders, we aim to uplift good policies and best practices that will keep children … Read More & Comment »

Youth Blog Series: What Does Raise the Age Mean to You?

Westchester Children’s Association received a grant through the Westchester Community Foundation to teach two Teen Advocacy Leadership courses. We focused the advocacy lessons around one of our priority issues, Raise the Age (click here to learn more about RTA). We … Read More & Comment »

Youth Blog Series: What Does Raise the Age Mean to You?

Westchester Children’s Association received a grant through the Westchester Community Foundation to teach two Teen Advocacy Leadership courses. We focused the advocacy lessons around one of our priority issues, Raise the Age (click here to learn more about RTA). We … Read More & Comment »

Guest Blog Post: Student Advocacy

We’ve been paying attention to Chronic Absence since the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, and we are not alone.  In addition to the ongoing national discussion, local media has also been covering this topic: the Journal News featured chronic … Read More & Comment »