Press Release

Cuts to Summer Programs Will Make Recovery Harder for NYC Youth and Families

May 28th, 2020

Nearly 175,000 young people served by city-funded programs would be left with no options this summer if proposed cuts by the City Administration are not restored. The Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget proposed $175 million in cuts to youth services that include the elimination of programs that are currently providing crucial supports to young people and their families.

Campaign for Children Statement on the FY21 Executive Budget

April 16th, 2020

We look forward to working with the city to leverage all available funding sources, and to engaging with state and federal elected leaders to ensure New York City’s children not only recover but thrive.

Campaign for Children Statement on the City’s COVID-19 Response

April 9th, 2020

In response to the public health crisis and the announced cancellation of summer programs and other planned budget reductions, the Campaign for Children made the following statement.

C4C Statement on Graduation Rates and The FY21 Preliminary Budget

January 17th, 2020

Following the release of state graduation rates as well as Mayor de Blasio’s FY21 Preliminary Budget, the Campaign for Children released the following statement:

“Today’s announcement showed that New York City’s students achieved a record-high four-year graduation rate in 2019 …

Statement from Campaign for Children on Early Educator’s Labor Announcement

July 9th, 2019

“Today’s agreement marks a historic accomplishment for every New Yorker who has supported the City’s ambitious vision for a birth to five early education system.
The Campaign for Children applauds leaders of DC 37, DC 1707, the Day Care Council, …

Teachers, Families, Community-Based Organizations, and Advocates Rally at Tweed Courthouse to Demand Salary Parity in Early Childhood Education

June 6th, 2019

Hundreds of teachers, children, parents, community leaders, and elected officials gathered on the steps of Tweed Courthouse, the home of the Department of Education (DOE), today to urge Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration not to adopt a new city budget without funding for salary parity between early childhood education teachers, directors, and staff at community-based schools and their DOE counterparts.

Teachers, Families, Community-Based Organizations, and Advocates Rally at Tweed Courthouse to Demand Salary Parity in Early Childhood Education

June 6th, 2019

Hundreds of teachers, children, parents, community leaders, and elected officials gathered on the steps of Tweed Courthouse, the home of the Department of Education (DOE), today to urge Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration not to adopt a new city budget without funding for salary parity between early childhood education teachers, directors, and staff at community-based schools and their DOE counterparts.

Get involved in the Salary Parity Week of Action

June 4th, 2019

Check out our social media toolkit for our Salary Parity Week of Action!

Children, Parents, Providers, and Advocates Return to City Hall to Demand Funding for After-School & Summer Programs

April 25th, 2019

Rally follows the City Council’s support for both programs in its response to the Mayor’s Preliminary Budget

NEW YORK – April 24, 2019 – Students, parents, providers, and advocates rallied at City Hall today to urge Mayor de Blasio to …

Big Problems for Universal Pre-K

April 1st, 2019

Thousands of unionized city pre-K teachers have authorized a strike, tentatively set for May 2, over the issue of pay equity. They’ve got a real gripe — and it’s hardly the only problem with what’s easily Mayor de Blasio’s …

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