Back to school and back to WCA’s eBulletin! We at Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) have been working hard on behalf of our county’s kids – from 0 to 25 years old. Below are some exciting upcoming events: Early Childhood … Read More & Comment
Category Archives: Race and Demographics
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
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
How Do We Build Positive School Climate?
The recent increase in school shootings, including Parkland, has put school safety on everybody’s mind. School violence, unfortunately, has also been an issue that hits us close to home. On January 10, 2018, a 16- year old girl was stabbed … Read More & Comment
Why I Am So Proud of Yonkers’ New & Improved Code of Conduct
Since the release of Dreams Deferred in 2013, WCA’s Connecting Youth workgroup has worked on remedies to re-engage youth disconnected from work and school. The report recommends districts, “reduce exclusionary/disciplinary and suspension practices in school and encourage restorative practices”. Student … Read More & Comment
Does Your School Excessively Suspend Students of Color?
Our schools treat certain children differently from their peers. Children, as young as preschoolers, are subject to discrimination and bias, which can alter their future in sinister ways. School disciplinary practices disproportionately affect children of color, and it is a … Read More & Comment