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 »

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 »

What Does Your Candidate Think About Kids?

Will You Vote for Kids? Each election, our Vote for Kids initiative surveys candidates on their opinions regarding issues affecting Westchester’s children and youth. This year, we chose to ask the candidates one question: What are your priorities regarding children … Read More & Comment »

Dear nonprofit employee – YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

VOTE! More specifically, #914NonProfitsVote! Voting has been promoted as a good thing for as long as I can remember. Whether it was to exercise my right as an American citizen or to stand and take action for what I believed … 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 »