Our Purpose
  • Secure public policies that benefit ALL New Yorkers, including people who live in poverty and especially children and families.
  • Skillfully demonstrate to elected representatives the value of prioritizing children and families and intervening early and effectively to build a healthier and more robust New York.

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How We’ve Helped

We hold State government accountable to a vision of New York that is fair for all its residents, making it a stronger and better place to live. We have made very tangible differences in the lives of families and children living in poverty by:

  • Helping hundreds of foster care youth go to college and get health care. Learn More
  • Protecting low-income children’s dental health across the state by securing funding for communities to prevent tooth decay. Learn More
  • Helping to develop ways to better protect children and prevent abuse and neglect. Learn More
  • Securing tens of thousands of new pre-kindergarten opportunities across the state.

When We Win

How We Work
  • We collect hard data – the facts – that clarify the nature, scope and severity of the problems facing underserved New Yorkers.
  • We collaborate strategically with relevant parties to develop meaningful solutions and programs – creating a shared and aligned agenda for progress.
  • We make a solid case to policy makers able to deliver results that positively impact the lives of the people who really need it, thereby providing desirable cost/benefit efficiency.

President's Corner


Governor Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State address, outlining his legislative and budget aspirations and priorities for the coming year. – Read More >

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