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Voting for Children

Let’s seize the opportunity of the 2018 elections to secure commitments from candidates and, come November, those who are newly elected or re-elected, to put New York children and families first.  Ask these questions of your elected officials.

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Kari as Rising Star

We are thrilled that Schuyler Center’s own Kari Siddiqui has been recognized by City and State Magazine as a Rising Star in Albany. Since joining Schuyler Center in 2014, Kari has led our child welfare work, emerging in recent years as one of New York’s most knowledgeable and passionate advocates for improving the state’s child…

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NY Advocates Urge Congressional Delegation to Support Home Visiting

Schuyler Center joined more than 100 advocates in calling on the New York Congressional Delegation to support the reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.  Read the letter from advocates here.  Read the letter from State legislators here.    Home visiting is a smart, proven investment in our most important asset…

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Focusing on the First 1,000 Days

In August, New York’s Medicaid agency kicked off an innovative “First 1,000 Days” initiative, focused on the first three years of a child’s life. The first 1,000 days of life present a crucial period of opportunity to support optimal development with lifelong consequences, as a child’s brain develops rapidly in the first three years.  Read…

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TAKE ACTION ON FEDERAL HEALTH REFORM

FEDERAL HEALTH REFORM: The American Health Care Act (AHCA) recently passed by the House of Representatives proposes to radically restructure Medicaid and cut billions of dollars from the program. Compounding the uncertainty, Congress must act later this year to provide funding to keep the Child Health Insurance Program solvent (which is the Child Health Plus…

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Schuyler Center’s Last Look at the NYS Budget

Schuyler Center’s Last Look is a brief overview of how the enacted New York State 2017-2018 Budget advances policies that improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, especially those living in poverty.  There is much to celebrate in this budget, most notably the fact that the budget contains historic legislation raising New York’s age of…

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Child advocates unite in opposition to the Governor’s and Legislature’s cuts to child care and child welfare

The federal government seems poised to drastically cut programs that provide essential supports to low-income people.  As a result, this year’s budget carries more significance than ever and, as the Governor said, “is a statement of [New York’s] values.”  Children’s advocates across the state are deeply disappointed that lawmakers are considering a budget that slashes…

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