Strengthening Families & Combating Poverty

At our recent forum Nicholas Kristof, acclaimed columnist for the New York Times, spoke about the growing body of evidence supporting the importance of family-oriented approaches to addressing poverty and opportunity. These include programs that are successfully operating in New York State such as two-generation interventions, educational and health programs… Read Kate Breslin’s full message…

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Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Come to Albany

Register Now for A Path Appears: A Discussion of Social Interventions that Work with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize winners and authors of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.  October 29, 2015 90 State Street, Albany 8:30 a.m. (breakfast will be served) Kristof and WuDunn are the authors of…

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Celebrating Medicaid on it’s 50th Anniversary!

The Medicaid program celebrates its 50th anniversary on July 30, 2015. This historic milestone is an opportunity to reflect on the program’s accomplishments and affirm its continued importance as a cornerstone of our health care delivery system.  Read a message from our President, marking this historic anniversary.

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Read our President’s Corner Message on NY’s Wage Board

Governor Cuomo directed NY’s Acting Labor Commissioner, Mario J. Musolino, to empanel a Wage Board to make recommendations on an increase in the minimum wage in the fast food industry in July.  It is essential that the Wage Board and State policymakers reach beyond this limited charge and increase the minimum wage for all workers. …

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60 ORGANIZATIONS PEN OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR & LEGISLATURE: RAISE THE AGE NOW

In an open letter hand-delivered to Albany, the Schuyler Center joined sixty state-wide and national organizations including international human rights groups, social workers, faith-based organizations and children’s advocates, in strongly urging the passage of Raise the Age legislation before the legislative session’s end this week. Currently, New York is one of only two states that…

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