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WCA Data Blog, Children By the Numbers

The Voice for Westchester's Children Since 1914



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

2014 City Snapshots (PDF)
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)


Recent Publications


Child Watch- The WCA Newsletter: November 2014 (PDF)
2013 Annual Report (PDF)
Dreams Deferred... Reconnecting Youth to School, Work, and Community
(PDF)
Making Ends Meet (PDF)

Speak Out for Youth Forum Report (PDF)


KidPins & Kid Magnets

Image of Kid PinsThese 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 wca@wca4kids.org to pick up in person.

$20 each / $5 shipping | Purchase Online

News & Updates

Centennial Celebration Benefit
Thursday, November 13th at 6 PM
Tappan Hill Mansion - Tarrytown, NY


You are invited to join us for this fun and festive evening, with several exciting raffles and a cocktail hour with festive dinner provided by Abigail Kirsch.  WCA's Centennial Benefit Dinner is an opportunity to celebrate so many things, including Pat Lanza's legacy of dedication, our 100 years of advocacy for children, and the 20th anniversary of our Executive Director, Cora Greenberg. Ads purchased by July 31st are discounted 10%.

Register Online | More Information


Storytelling with Data: A Children's Tale

We are thrilled to have our data project, Children by the Numbers, featured in Change, the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)'s quarterly digital journal. Blog contributors Limarie Cabrera and Anna Wright provide a behind the scenes peek of our work here at WCA.

Here’s a brief description of the article:
Data can inspire people towards advocacy and action. From a 300-page research report to an engaging infographic and Children by the Numbers blog, the Westchester Children’s Association has transformed their data into stories that inform, engage, and empower their audiences to understand children’s lives in Westchester County, New York.


Full Article |
Children By The Numbers Blog


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WCA's New Logo


In celebration of 100 years of leading advocacy for children, we set out to design a logo that communicates the values and qualities that make WCA special. With a committee of Board, staff, and communications / PR professionals, we have designed a new logo with elements that articulate our values, strength, and purpose.

For the logo we chose a strong font and emphasized the word "children," since they are at the heart of everything we do. The vibrant colors evoke spring and a feeling of hope and renewal. As the leading voice for children and youth in our County, the underscore of our name is a "speech bubble". Finally, the tag line at the bottom sums up our current and historic role: Children's Champions since 1914.


We are excited to share our new logo with you, and remain grateful to everyone who was a part of the logo redesign process!


WCA's Data Blog Launched


Our new data blog, "Children By the Numbers" is up and running. We're taking Westchester data and transforming it into information you can use. Take a peek at www.wca4kids.org/blog and tell us what you think. 

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Raise the Age New York

New York 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.

Community Handout
(PDF) | Fact Sheet (PDF) | Raise the Age NY | Videos
| Resources


2014 Children By the Numbers
Image of By the Numbers document
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. 

Download (PDF)