Will You Vote for Kids? Our children bring us together, regardless of party and ideology. Each election, our Vote for Kids initiative surveys candidates on their opinions regarding issues affecting Westchester’s children and youth. Westchester Children’s Association does not support … Read More & Comment
Yearly Archives: 2016
Let’s Visualize what Chronic Absence Looks Like in Westchester
This post and the beautiful infographic were created by our fall intern, Sarah Aparicio. Sarah comes to us as a graduate student from the Hunter College where she studies Applied Social Research. The first national chronic absence data set was recently … Read More & Comment
2016 Community Snapshots
The 2016 Community Snapshots are here! This year we have… Westchester County Mamaroneck – NEW this year! Mount Vernon New Rochelle Ossining Peekskill Port Chester-Rye White Plains Yonkers Each 2016 Community Snapshot includes a number of new features: Chronic Absence … Read More & Comment
Are Westchester Children Back in School? A Portrait of Chronic Absence
We’ve looked into the first national data set on Chronic Absence to see what school attendance is like in Westchester County. Read More & Comment
My Summer as a Blumenthal Intern at WCA!
The following post was written by our fabulous summer intern, Sarah Halperin. Sarah was with WCA for 10 weeks this summer through Cornell University’s Blumenthal Internship Program. She will certainly be missed and we wish her all the best as she … Read More & Comment
Help! The Community Snapshots are Coming!
[ezcol_1half][ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] Hello, I’m Denise! I first want to take a paragraph here to introduce myself to all of our Children by the Numbers subscribers since, in theory I am still new to WCA! If I have not personally met … Read More & Comment
What Age Are You Trying to Raise?
We invited Sarah Halperin, our 2016 summer intern through Cornell University’s Blumenthal Internship Program, to write about her experience traveling to Albany with us on June 1st to lobby for Raise the Age. Thanks Sarah! Hi everyone! My name is Sarah … Read More & Comment
Takeaways from the 2016 School District Elections
(See our Voter Participation Map below!) Last week’s school district elections on May 18 were marked by a particular event that didn’t even happen in Westchester County: a fire under the Metro North tracks which effectively brought train service in … Read More & Comment