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Please join the Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute at our Annual Graduation as we celebrate the accomplishments of the PLTI Class of 2017.read more
The final 2017-18 budget includes significant gains for children and youth in some areas, including the passage of Raise the Age and college tuition assistance. However, the budget includes critical cuts to child care. Nurse-Family Partnership is down compared to last year; PreK has a slight increase.read more
Brigit Hurley, Policy Analyst at The Children’s Agenda, will lead two sessions titled The State of Childhood Poverty in Rochester: A Profile and a Way Forward along with facilitating a round-table discussion on Action-Driven Responses.read more
In the News
Every summer, low-income youth lose two to three months in reading skills, and about two months in math skills in comparison to their higher-income peers. And, these setbacks to reading and math skills can add up.read more
A local youth advocacy organization is making an offer to the Rochester City School District. The Children’s Agenda has a new project to analyze the district’s annual $920 million budget. CEO of The Children’s Agenda, Larry Marx, says that no other local budget has as much of an impact on the well-being of area youth as the city school district budget does.read more
Today, The Children’s Agenda (TCA) announces the launch of a new project to analyze the annual $920 million Rochester City School District (RCSD) budget to help increase public transparency, awareness and accountability. The fact-based initiative will work with the District and community partners to help identify policy, program, expenditure, and funding strategies to assist in maximizing opportunities with the highest likelihood of contributing to students’ achievement in school and life.read more
Social workers and lawmakers turned up their demands Tuesday for change, and outside expertise, to deal with staffing and caseload challenges at Monroe County’s Child Protective Services which they claimed endangered children.read more
New York ranks 30th among states in the nation in terms of children’s well-being, according to a national report scheduled to be released Tuesday by the nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation. Among areas examined in the 2017 Kids Count Data Book, the state fared best in health care, ranking sixth in the nation and achieving improvements for children on four measures. Only 2 percent of young New Yorkers are without health insurance, for example, one of the lowest rates in the country. New York fared worse, however, in measures of economic well-being, placing 41st in the nation.read more