2014 Advocacy Breakfast and Kathryn Wasserman Davis Lecture
Wednesday, March 12th 8AM
The Power is in Our Hands: Building a Better Future for Westchester's Children with Marian Wright Edelman
Watch full lecture
WCA has remained steadfast in its mission:
To improve the lives of Westchester's children by shaping policies and programs to meet their needs.
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Recent Data Reports
Demographic & Economic Profile by Municipality (Interactive Map)
Maternal and Infant Well-Being by Municipality (Interactive Map)
2012 Third Grade ELA & Math by School District (Interactive Map)
Children Zero to Six (PDF)
Disconnected Data, Disconnected Youth (PDF)
Fast Facts: Westchester's Youngest (PDF)
School Elections by School District (2012) (PDF)
Westchester: The Next Generation (PDF)
Child Watch - The WCA Newsletter: January 2014 (PDF)
Dreams Deferred... Reconnecting Youth to School, Work, and Community (PDF)
Making Ends Meet (PDF)
Speak Out for Youth Forum Report (PDF)
2012 Annual Report (PDF)
WCA Partners with United Way of Westchester and Putnam
Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents, and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.
KidPins & Kid Magnets
These hand-crafted colorful pins and magnets are a great gift idea for anyone who works with or cares about children and youth! Each is unique, but weighs half an ounce and is 2-3" inches tall. Call 914.946.7676 x307 or e-mail email@example.com to pick up in person.
$20 each / $5 shipping | Purchase Online
NEW! Let's Take the Kids to a Show!
For the 10th year, WCA is asking for your help to treat youngsters in foster care - or otherwise in need - to a great time at a great show. NEW THIS YEAR: Participating kids will learn about educational resources available at Westchester Community College!
Donate now | More Information (PDF) | About the Show
2014 Children By the Numbers
How are Westchester's children faring? We're excited to announce our release of a data brief on the state of Westchester's children and youth, including information on poverty, education, health, and well-being. The publication has been made possible by a grant from Westchester Community Foundation.
What's Your ACE Score?
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have long-term effects on health, learning, and lifelong wellbeing. Learn more about ACEs and how we can protect our children.
ACEs Power Point | ACEs Handout | Video from Center on the Developing Child
Raise the Age New York
See the newest publication from our partners at Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy. Our state is one of only two that prosecutes 16 year-olds as adults. With support from the Tow Foundation, WCA is working with partners throughout New York State to Raise the Age.
Fact Sheet | Petition | Raise the Age NY | Videos | Other Resources
Mayors and Supervisors Action Challenge
Endorsed by the Westchester Municipal Officials Association (WMOA), WCA's Mayors' and Supervisors' Action Challenge has been met by White Plains, the Town of Pelham, Peekskill, New Rochelle, Harrison, Yonkers, South Salem, the Town of Greenburgh, Mt. Vernon, Cortlandt Manor, and Mamaroneck. Will your town be next?
Sign on (PDF) | More information (PDF) | WMOA Endorsement (PDF)
Health Care Reform for Children and Families: What's Next for New York
Starting October 1st, New Yorkers can apply to enroll in health insurance through the online exchange, NY State of Health. Check out the Mid-Hudson Valley Fact Sheet HERE and CLICK HERE to find a Health Navigator near you. The Children's Defense Fund in New York has also prepared The Affordable Care Act: A Toolkit for Community Advocates.
Video - Second Chances: Connecting Youth to School, Work & Community
This video is part of WCA’s Connecting Youth Project, which seeks to understand the causes and remedies for the plight of “disconnected youth,” young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not in school, not employed, and not productively engaged in developmentally appropriate activities.
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