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
Westchester’s Digital Divide for Kids
UPDATE: May 15, 2020 WCA has released the ‘Westchester Parent Survey about Remote Learning’ so we can find out how families are coping with the new (and not so new) challenges that have emerged due to pandemic. All responses will … Read More & Comment
Looking for Clues – 2018 Community Snapshots are here!
Click here for the Community Snapshots! When the Community Snapshots first started, they included only five cities in Westchester County—Peekskill, White Plains, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, & Yonkers. In the following years, WCA expanded coverage to include Ossining and Mamaroneck. … 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
The 2017 Data Bulletin – The Hope and Challenge for Us All
We wanted to create a data bulletin that shed light on the hope that we see in this county. That said, race still affects outcomes for children across their lifetimes. 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). As … Read More & Comment