Westchester County Community Snapshot

BONUS – 2015 Westchester County Community Snapshot

We gave you the impression that we were wrapping up the 2015 Community Snapshot series, but I’m afraid you’re going to have to put up with us one more time as we release our truly final one for 2015: Westchester County! Read More & Comment »

2015 Peekskill Community Snapshot

2015 Peekskill Community Snapshot

Today, we’re closing out our series with the final snapshot: Peekskill! We encourage you to share the Community Snapshots with friends and coworkers who live in these communities. As with last year’s Peekskill snapshot, we need to exercise greater caution with the Peekskill statistics in comparison to the other communities. Read More & Comment »

2015 Port Chester Community Snapshot

2015 Port Chester Community Snapshot

Welcome back to the 2015 Community Snapshot series! The 2015 Port Chester Community Snapshot covers the Port-Chester Rye Union Free School District, which includes Port Chester and part of Rye Brook. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Chart: Westchester youth of color are disproportionately more likely to be arrested for a crime than white youth

A Better Juvenile Justice System for Our Youth and Our Communities

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that the #RaisetheAge campaign is really picking up steam. Along with many concerned community members and nonprofit partners, Westchester Children’s Association has been pushing for juvenile justice reforms. These reforms would give young people who have been convicted of a crime better access to the age-appropriate services that will help them turn their lives around. Learn more about the proposed reforms with this infographic. Read More & Comment »

Raising the Bar infographic featured image

Raising the Bar on Academic Achievement

In the United States, long after the words “land of the free” were written on the back of a letter in Franklin Scott Key’s pocket, racial inequality is still a reality in our world today, even in our county of … Read More & Comment »