Child Welfare

Schuyler Center Featured on the New York Daily News

At a time when New York’s economy seems to be thriving, many working families are still struggling to make ends meet. At Schuyler Center, we fight daily for policies that enable families to reduce poverty and achieve economic security, and are thrilled to see our work highlighted by the New York Daily News.

On Thursday, May 30th, Schuyler Center, along with The Children’s Agenda, the United Way of New York State and the Fiscal Policy Institute, called on legislators to expand and strengthen New York’s working family tax credits. We were joined by Senator Kevin Parker, Assemblymember Ellen C. Jaffee, Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix Ortiz, and Assemblymember Harry Bronson, who encouraged others to stand up for New York’s struggling families.

Poverty – even short stints – can cause lifelong harm to children in all aspects of their lives. That’s why we’re so glad to see our call for the passage of robust tax laws gain momentum in the news. Please read and share this article, in which our own President and CEO, Kate Breslin, was quoted, speaking about the need for change:

“With the economy humming and unemployment at record lows, there is simply no excuse for child poverty that exceeds 20% overall, and nearly 30% among children of color,” she said. “And most children in poverty have parents who are working. New York’s young adults are struggling to gain their footing in the workforce. Working family tax credits make the paychecks of working New Yorkers stretch so they can move themselves and their children out of poverty.”

You can also view a short video of the event on Twitter.

Schuyler Center, along with The Children’s Agenda, the United Way of New York State and the Fiscal Policy Institute, called on legislators to expand and strengthen New York’s working family tax credits

Photo credit to the Fiscal Policy Institute