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: Blog Highlights
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
Why are WCA Calendars loved by generations?
Days, weeks, months, years. Appointments, celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries. WCA Calendars have been organizing schedules and recording lifetimes of memories of donors for over 90 years! Something about our unique calendars has attracted a loyal following since the 1930s. Even when … Read More & Comment
2022 Community Snapshots are here! [WCA ebulletin #24]
2022 Community Snapshots are here! On April 20, WCA launched the 2022 edition of our popular Community Snapshots! This digital publication features data profiles for children and youth under age 25 for Westchester County and all of the 40 geographic … 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
Pace grad intern explains new Digital Access Survey (WCA eBulletin #21)
WCA eBulletin #21: Pace grad intern explains new Digital Access Survey Video Transcript Hi! My name is Sydney Moraitis and I am in my final year of graduate studies at Pace University towards earning my Masters of Public Administration with a … 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