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 »

Dear nonprofit employee – YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

VOTE! More specifically, #914NonProfitsVote! Voting has been promoted as a good thing for as long as I can remember. Whether it was to exercise my right as an American citizen or to stand and take action for what I believed … 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 »

En God Barndum, or the Good Childhood

The following blog post was authored by one of our 2017 summer interns, Caroline Sullivan. Caroline comes to WCA from Bucknell University where she is pursing her undergraduate degree both psychology and political science with a minor in women’s and gender studies. Caroline … Read More & Comment »

On the Home Front: A report on Home Visiting in Westchester

Download here: On the Home Front The following post was written Dr. Katherine Lobach, a member of the Westchester Home Visiting Work Group and a former WCA Board Member.  Katie now serves on WCA’s Advisory Council and is a Professor Emerita of … Read More & Comment »

The 2017 Data Bulletin – The Hope and Challenge for Us All

We wanted to create a data bulletin that shed light on the hope that we see in this county. That said, race still affects outcomes for children across their lifetimes. Read More & Comment »