FundYouthNYC Finance Testimony

May 22nd, 2020

For the May 21 Executive Budget Hearing, the Campaign for Children collected and submitted testimony from youth and youth providers who would be impacted by the elimination of COMPASS, SONYC, Beacons and Cornerstones.

NYC Families, Youth Organizations Brace for Summer Without Camp

May 19th, 2020

The Daily News reports that at least 175,000 city youth would be without plans this summer thanks to proposed cuts to summer camps. Some parents, fearful of kids sitting bored at home for months, and with few childcare options, are considering drastic measures.

Impact of Budget Cuts on Summer Programs

May 19th, 2020

NY1's Cheryl Willis interviewed Sandra Escamilla-Davies from Children's Aid about the important role youth programs will play for young people and their families this summer in light of the current pandemic.

Fund Youth NYC Sign On Letter

May 8th, 2020

As nonprofit youth service providers and advocates concerned with the well-being of New York City’s young people, we stand united in calling for a comprehensive youth recovery plan for Summer 2020.


November 19th, 2019

Alice Mulligan got on the loudspeaker at her Brooklyn preschool Monday morning to make an unexpected announcement: her teachers would be getting significant raises.

“Everybody started screaming,” recounted the director of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Preschool preschool.

She added, “They so …

Pre-K Parity Paridad en Pre-K

August 22nd, 2019

Early childhood educators at community-based organizations (CBOs) administering the city’s Pre-K for All program are pushing for higher pay as the city attempts to finalize its latest budget.

Deal struck for “pay parity” in early childhood education

July 11th, 2019

Nonprofits are celebrating an agreement to implement “salary parity” in early childhood education citywide. The city contracts with many nonprofits to deliver pre-K and other educational programming on behalf of the city, but there was a significant difference in the …

NYC and union officials hail move toward pay parity for pre-K teachers but some worry over educators left out of deal

July 11th, 2019

Hundreds of New York City pre-K teachers could see their pay increased by as much as $20,000 under a deal announced Tuesday by city officials and labor leaders.

Still unclear is when progress will be made for thousands of pre-K …

NYC Pre-K Teachers To Get Huge Raises In Bid To Equalize Pay

July 9th, 2019

NEW YORK — Some New York City pre-kindergarten teachers will get raises of more than $20,000 under a plan to equalize pay in the city’s early education system, officials said Tuesday.

The plan aims to pay teachers molding the minds …

Pre-K, school social workers in forefront of negotiations as NYC nears a budget deal

June 13th, 2019

Officials inched closer to a deal on the city’s nearly $100 billion budget Thursday, with one education issue gaining consensus: equal pay for preschool teachers.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson hinted that a deal is close to achieving top budget …

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