Hi everyone! My name is Mythri Galpotthawela. I was born and raised in northern Westchester and am a rising junior at Bucknell University. I am majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Children’s Studies while on the pre-health track because I … Read More & Comment
Allison has a new Medium Blog!
Allison Lake is sharing her thoughts and experiences as WCA’s new executive director through her new medium blog called Consider Kids. Be on the lookout for Allison’s medium blog posts as she continues to advocate on behalf of Westchester’s children. CLICK … Read More & Comment
My Summer Internship at WCA!
The following post was written by our amazing summer intern, Eric Fedio. Eric was with WCA for 9 weeks this summer through Cornell University’s Blumenthal Internship Program. We wish him all the best as he enters his senior year at … 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
What Does Your Candidate Think About Kids?
Will You Vote for Kids? Each election, our Vote for Kids initiative surveys candidates on their opinions regarding issues affecting Westchester’s children and youth. This year, we chose to ask the candidates one question: What are your priorities regarding children … 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
During My Internship at WCA…
This post was authored by our 2017 Cornell University Blumenthal Intern, Lauren Woods. Lauren is a rising junior majoring in industrial and labor relations. She is currently on a pre-law track, and wishes to attend law school after graduation. Lauren … Read More & Comment