On December 6, the US Census Bureau released the 2013-17 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates and I got excited! The American Community Survey (aka “ACS”) covers over 40 social, economic, housing and demographic topics and it’s ripe for advocacy analysis. Unlike the … Read More & Comment
Yearly Archives: 2018
Rebekah’s First Year at WCA
When my daughter was in kindergarten, she was asked to talk about what her parents did for a living. At the time, we were residing in New York City, in a tiny two bedroom apartment across the street from the … Read More & Comment
Flipping the Script on Vote for Kids
In 2013, the Westchester Children’s Association launched the Vote for Kids campaign that aims to elevate Westchester’s children and youth to the top of the public agenda among candidates, elected officials, media and the general public during the upcoming elections. … Read More & Comment
Looking for Clues – 2018 Community Snapshots are here!
Click here for the Community Snapshots! When the Community Snapshots first started, they included only five cities in Westchester County—Peekskill, White Plains, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, & Yonkers. In the following years, WCA expanded coverage to include Ossining and Mamaroneck. … Read More & Comment
Allison has a new Medium Blog!
Allison Lake is sharing her thoughts and experiences as WCA’s new executive director through her new medium blog called Consider Kids. Be on the lookout for Allison’s medium blog posts as she continues to advocate on behalf of Westchester’s children. CLICK … Read More & Comment
My Summer Internship at WCA!
The following post was written by our amazing summer intern, Eric Fedio. Eric was with WCA for 9 weeks this summer through Cornell University’s Blumenthal Internship Program. We wish him all the best as he enters his senior year at … Read More & Comment
And Just Like That, I Became a Huge Data Nerd
Using data to influence the greater good has become something of a passion of mine over the last three years or so. I have Westchester Children’s Association to thank for that. When I showed up at this office in March … Read More & Comment
How Do We Build Positive School Climate?
The recent increase in school shootings, including Parkland, has put school safety on everybody’s mind. School violence, unfortunately, has also been an issue that hits us close to home. On January 10, 2018, a 16- year old girl was stabbed … Read More & Comment