2015 Ossining Community Snapshot

2015 Ossining Community Snapshot

Without further ado, here is the 2015 Ossining Community Snapshot! The Ossining Union Free School District includes the Village and Town of Ossining and parts of Briarcliff Manor, Yorktown, and New Castle.  Read More & Comment »

2015 White Plains Community Snapshot

2015 White Plains Community Snapshot

Today, we’re excited to release the 2015 White Plains Community Snapshot. The Community Snapshot series aims to give you a well-rounded picture of the environments that Westchester’s children are growing up in, from economics to education and demographics to health. Read More & Comment »

2015 Mount Vernon Community Snapshot

2015 Mount Vernon Community Snapshot

Mount Vernon is the third community to be featured in our 2015 Community Snapshot series. An exciting part of the 2015 Mount Vernon Community Snapshot is Longfellow Elementary’s steps toward a positive school culture and reduced student misbehavior. Read More & Comment »

New Rochelle 2015 Community Snapshot

2015 New Rochelle Community Snapshot

In continuation of our second annual Community Snapshot series, we’re releasing a new 2015 snapshot for New Rochelle. We’d like to point out a few interesting parts of the 2015 New Rochelle Community Snapshot, especially in comparison to last year’s New Rochelle Snapshot… Read More & Comment »

2015 Yonkers Community Snapshot

2015 Yonkers Community Snapshot

Today is the launch of our second annual Community Snapshots series, and we are starting with Yonkers! The series will feature updated data for the five cities featured in 2014, as well as two new communities chosen by our readers. This year, we’ve redesigned the Community Snapshots to be more compact and streamlined… Read More & Comment »

2015 youth employment infographic

Youth Employment in Westchester [Infographic]

This infographic provides statistics on the challenges facing our young people today — high unemployment rates, low educational levels, and an overall lack of readiness for college and careers. But it also highlights some of the programs working to connect Westchester’s young people to job opportunities. Read More & Comment »

Westchester youth experience higher rates of unemployment than adults.

Disconnected Youth: Are Our Youth Making the Transition to Adulthood?

It’s shocking, really. 12% of Westchester’s young people ages 16 to 24 aren’t in school and they aren’t working. That’s 12,280 young adults. They are the “disconnected youth” – disconnected from the positive activities that help young people prepare for an independent life as an adult. Read More & Comment »