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High Cost of Child Care Compounds New York City’s Affordability Crisis

Celebrating the Day of Thanks at a Harlem early childhood center run by Union Settlement, which estimates its enrollment is currently at about half of capacity. Photo via Union Settlement.
For New York City parents of infants and toddlers, the annual cost of center-based child care is nearly one-third of the median household income — more than four times the level considered “affordable” by the U.S.


Anonymous Million-Dollar Donation Helps Feed New York’s Most Vulnerable

An anonymous donor has given $1.2 million to help some of New York’s poorest families buy food and necessities during the coronavirus shutdown — a windfall that staff at the New York Council of Nonprofits say comes without precedent. 


Risks to Child Well-Being Persist in New York City, With State Budget Cuts Looming

Forty-two out of 59 New York neighborhoods have seen risks to children’s well-being increase overall since the previous year, according to a new report released by the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC), a nonprofit advocacy group.

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Child-Well Being Improves in New York City, But Worsens in Some Communities

The child advocacy group Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) recently released a unique report ranking 59 New York City communities by trends in health, housing stability, income security and other risk indicators for youth.


Top New York Child Welfare Advocate Joins Government

Stephanie Gendell, a key strategist behind recent legislative victories for child welfare advocates in New York, has joined the ranks of government. Gendell, who was previously the associate executive director for policy and advocacy at the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC), started last week at the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), the city agency responsible for juvenile justice, foster care and other support services for struggling families.


New York Expands Funding Access for Close Kin Who Become a Child’s Legal Guardian

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation late last month making it easier for close relatives and family friends to receive financial support for kinship guardianship agreements (KinGAP). Godparents, step-parents, the adoptive parents of half-siblings, neighbors and other kinds of kin will be eligible for the subsidy until the child turns 21.