All children deserve to grow up in safe, nurturing and permanent families. The Schuyler Center proposes and promotes policies that advance or maintain effective, high-quality systems that serve at-risk families, prevent entry into the child welfare system, and improve child well-being for children who are in care.
The Schuyler Center promotes policies that secure or supplement a living wage. Nearly one in four New York children live in poverty; the rate is significantly higher in many New York City neighborhoods and several upstate cities.
The Schuyler Center works with government, providers and advocates to improve access to high-quality physical, dental, and behavioral health services.
A quarter of a million babies are born in New York each year. Nearly half are born to low-income families and over 100,000 are born to first-time mothers. The Schuyler Center places a priority on ensuring a strong start for all children and families.
SCAA releases a new report recommending policies New York can implement to prevent dental disease in children. Read Kate Breslin’s message about the importance of prevention and the opportunities to improve children’s health by preventing dental disease.
On January 21st, Governor Cuomo released his 2015-16 Executive Budget. Schuyler’s First Look is a preliminary review of what is new this year and how the budget compares to our policy priorities.
Governor Cuomo presented his 2015 Opportunity Agenda at a time when New York faces historically high income inequality and severe poverty in communities across the state. See Kate Breslin’s response.
At Schuyler Center’s annual policy forum, New York’s Cities: Confronting Income Inequality, three New York mayors discussed the impacts of inequality on their cities. Read press coverage from the Times Union, Capital New York, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and more.
With only one in five youth in foster care attending college, the Fostering Youth Success Alliance, of which the Schuyler Center is a member, is working to make college a realistic goal for youth in foster care. Read more about …