Join us March 7 for the Release of WCA’s Child Poverty Focus Group Report

Uplifting Courageous Voices: from the Frontline of Poverty in Westchester

with featured guest Victoria Esposito, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Albany Law School

WCA will release its 2024 Child Poverty Focus Group Report following months of documenting parent experiences and identifying program and policy supports to alleviate the impact of poverty. This Zoom webinar will provide an overview of poverty policy, showcase common themes discussed in the focus groups, and highlight the experiences of parents in Westchester.

Download the Press Release for the WCA March 7, 2024 event. 

Sponsored by a grant from the Robin Hood Foundation, WCA facilitated groups in the Westchester Community Health Center’s Mount Vernon and Greenburgh locations, as well as the Open Door Family Medical Center’s Ossining and Port Chester locations. These focus groups were inclusive of different family backgrounds, being conducted in both English and Spanish. Parents who participated in these groups shared their personal experiences with food instability, housing access, and healthcare.

The virtual release of this report will feature commentary from Victoria Esposito, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Albany Law School.  Esposito was the first Advocacy Director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, where she worked to address systemic issues affecting low-income individuals. Her article “A Systemic Reimagining of Poverty Law” was featured in the Fall 2023 volume of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy.


Other Resources:

New York Can End Child Poverty’s 2024 Budget & Policy Priorities for Child Poverty Reduction

Press Release on New York Can End Child Poverty Rally to Advocate for the Working Families Tax Credit

The Children’s Agenda’s Working Families Tax Credit Calculator