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About UsThe Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy is a statewide, nonprofit, policy analysis and advocacy organization working to shape policies to improve health, welfare and human services for all New Yorkers, especially those who are poor or vulnerable. Since 1872, the Schuyler Center has served as a voice for social and economic justice for children, people living in poverty, and persons who are chronically ill and disabled in New York State.  Located in Albany, New York, we work with partners including civic, business, religious, human service and government agencies to identify, research and analyze problems and design compassionate and cost effective solutions.

The Schuyler Center’s name honors our founder, Louisa Lee Schuyler, and aptly describes our mission and approach as we are in the third century of service to New York’s families and children.

To carry out its work the Schuyler Center:

  • Analyzes social and economic problems
  • Evaluates existing programs and services
  • Reviews fiscal policies
  • Develops policies
  • Advises public officials on options
  • Helps citizens become informed advocates

The Schuyler Center receives policy direction from its diverse, citizen-led Board of Trustees.