How Are the Black Children of Westchester?

On Monday, 21 September, Allison Lake will be participating in the AntiRacism Alliance discussion “Why Are Westchester Schools and Legal System Failing Black Children?” online. She will be joined by The Honorable Kathie Davidson, Chief Administrative Judge of the 9th … Read More & Comment »

Our Children Deserve No Less – Allison Lake

Our children deserve no less. It is hard for me to get my head, heart, and soul around all that is happening in the nation currently. The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have left me … Read More & Comment »

Westchester’s Digital Divide for Kids

UPDATE: May 15, 2020 WCA has released the ‘Westchester Parent Survey about Remote Learning’  so we can find out how families are coping with the new (and not so new) challenges that have emerged due to pandemic.  All responses will … Read More & Comment »

The Story Behind “Wendy Finds A Home in Westchester”

See behind-the-scenes photos of our journey as we created their first children’s book ‘Wendy Finds A Home In Westchester.” Like so many great ideas, our first children’s book started at the kitchen table.  Rebekah and Onya came to Ilana’s parents’ … Read More & Comment »

last Cornell Blumenthal intern at WCA Thomas Mac Barreca

Our Last Cornell Blumenthal Intern – Thomas Mac Barreca

This post was written by  Thomas ‘Mac’ Barreca, who spent Summer 2019 with us as an intern and is the last student to participate in the Cornell University Blumenthal Internship Program.  This internship program was started and lead by WCA … Read More & Comment »

And How are the Children?

It’s hard to know where to begin. There has been a steady onslaught of new policies and actions that have targeted children and families lately with little regard for the long-term implications.  From the separation of children from their families … Read More & Comment »

WCA supports kids in Government Shutdown 2019

WCA response to partial federal government shutdown

From our Executive Director [IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW] Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) is Westchester County’s only children’s advocacy organization focused on the welfare of children ages 0 to 25 and their families.  We feel compelled to respond to the impact that … Read More & Comment »