The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy strives to ensure that New York’s policies benefit everybody, especially children and families living in poverty. We are a statewide, nonprofit, non-partisan, policy analysis and advocacy organization working to shape policies to improve health, welfare and human services for all New Yorkers. We use a data-driven approach to identify problems, generate solutions, and hold government accountable.
Studies show that child poverty is linked to long-term negative outcomes including lower academic achievement, cognitive deficits, and overall poor health.
The Schuyler Center has led efforts to enact and strengthen the state’s working family tax credits, including the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). As a result, the federal, state, and NYC EITC have reduced child poverty by more than 25%.
In New York, each year approximately 71,000 children are involved in indicated reports of abuse and neglect.
Faced with significant budget cuts to child abuse and neglect prevention, the Schuyler Center led efforts that defeated cuts to programs and services that prevent child abuse and neglect and keep children safely with their families.
Tooth decay remains the most common chronic childhood disease.
This is preventable. The Schuyler Center leads the way in educating and training health care professionals and community partners about feasible, evidence-based interventions that can improve dental outcomes, reduce costs of care, and improve overall population health.