Examining the Growing Up NYC Policy Framework | December 2016

Dear Friend,

Equity for Children continues its focus on improving the wellbeing of the most disadvantaged children, particularly those living in cities, as 2016 draws to a close.

In New York, we co-sponsored an event on November 22, Growing Up NYC: Policy Framework, with the Center for New York City Affairs. The framework comprehensively addresses children’s development from birth to adulthood. It provides, for example, a series of developmental milestones that children should meet over the course of their lives, such as language acquisition skills babies should be developing in their transition into infancy, to inform City policies, agency practices, and program development. Event speakers included senior leaders from the New York City Mayor’s Office as well as from non-profits and community organizations. Watch our interview of panelist Jeremy Kohomban, President and CEO of the Children’s Village, about the framework and key policy issues affecting New York City youth, namely, those linked to foster care and juvenile justice.

Internationally,  learn about our work in Lima, Peru and Recife, Brazil, helping to measure and monitor child inequities at the city level, thanks to the support of the Bernard van Leer Foundation.

This month we feature Alberto Cimadamore, Scientific Director of the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) at the University of Bergen, Norway, who participated in Equity for Children’s Urban Inequities and Children Conference recently. Cimadamore outlines some of the root causes of child inequity and poverty in cities as well as ways to address them.

I look forward to hearing from you about these issues, and hope you will support our ongoing work in 2017.

Best wishes and Happy New Year to all!



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