It’s hard to know where to begin. There has been a steady onslaught of new policies and actions that have targeted children and families lately with little regard for the long-term implications. From the separation of children from their families … 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
En God Barndum, or the Good Childhood
The following blog post was authored by one of our 2017 summer interns, Caroline Sullivan. Caroline comes to WCA from Bucknell University where she is pursing her undergraduate degree both psychology and political science with a minor in women’s and gender studies. Caroline … 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
GPS4Kids: “We Need to Remind Teachers to Breathe”
GPS4Kids is a collective impact initiative established to ensure all children in Westchester County thrive regardless of race or zip code. Through a diverse group of stakeholders, we aim to uplift good policies and best practices that will keep children … Read More & Comment
2016 Community Snapshots
The 2016 Community Snapshots are here! This year we have… Westchester County Mamaroneck – NEW this year! Mount Vernon New Rochelle Ossining Peekskill Port Chester-Rye White Plains Yonkers Each 2016 Community Snapshot includes a number of new features: Chronic Absence … Read More & Comment
Help! The Community Snapshots are Coming!
[ezcol_1half][ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] Hello, I’m Denise! I first want to take a paragraph here to introduce myself to all of our Children by the Numbers subscribers since, in theory I am still new to WCA! If I have not personally met … Read More & Comment