A NOTE FROM ALLISON LAKE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The traditional Masai greeting, Kasserianingera, means “how are the children?” It’s a way to frame what is most important — most essential. Today, the children are actually not so well. Granted, we are … Read More & Comment
Category Archives: Advocacy
Advocate for children in the 2024 New York State Budget
In 2023 many children and their families are still struggling to recover from the extended COVID-19 pandemic. Children’s mental health lags as tensions in schools and our communities persist. In 2021, New York enacted the Child Poverty Reduction Act, committing … Read More & Comment
WCA eBulletin #23 – 2023 NYS Budget final push on key issues
As the pandemic continues to increase the rate of child poverty in Westchester and throughout the nation, WCA urges policymakers to act quickly upon their public commitment to cut child poverty rates in half by 2030 while paying special attention … Read More & Comment
New Faces at WCA: Angel Gray, Program & Policy Manager
Angel Gray joined Westchester Children’s Association in February 2022 as our new Program and Policy Manager. Over the past 9 years, Angel has provided family support, prevention, intervention, and educational services for families and children at psychiatric hospitals, high schools, … Read More & Comment
Westchester County Children & Youth Homelessness Data (WCCYHD) Dashboard is here!
The Westchester County Child and Youth Homelessness Dashboard (WCCHYD) is being published after months of data hunting and analysis by WCA so that demographic, geographic, and racial trends among children and youth experiencing homelessness in Westchester County are more visible. … Read More & Comment
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