Because The Children’s Agenda puts the interests of children first every time, we believe in the principle of Collective Impact. In promoting shared goals, common measures, mutually reinforcing activities, and continuous communications across sectors and organizations, we have entered into a number of partnerships.
The Interfaith Collaborative is a diverse group of members and leaders of faith communities from many different traditions and locations throughout Monroe County, NY.
All Kids Thrive is a comprehensive approach to early childhood services that emerged from ROC the Future and the Early Childhood Development Initiative.
The Community Task Force on School Climate is a coalition of community leaders who are committed to improving the climate of RCSD schools.
The Early Childhood Development Initiative is a broad‐based coalition that supports developmentally appropriate care and learning, parenting and comprehensive support services for children prenatal through age 8.
TCA is a longtime member of ECDI, which is one of Rochester’s oldest child-centered coalitions. ECDI is at the heart of many of Rochester’s major change initiatives including high-quality Universal Pre-K for 4-year-olds, summer learning for Pre-K students, and All Kids Thrive. Brigit Hurley, Advocacy Director for The Children’s Agenda, co-chairs ECDI’s advocacy committee and sits on the ECDI Executive Committee. For more information on TCA’s involvement in ECDI, contact Brigit at ext. 2602.
The Greater Rochester After-School Alliance is a coalition of funders, service providers, researchers, policy makers & advocates which unites the community to ensure that all youth in Monroe County have access to high quality out-of-school-time programs on their journey to successful adulthood.
TCA has been active in GRASA since its inception, and Brigit Hurley currently serves as co-chair of its advocacy committee. For more information, contact Brigit Hurley, Advocacy Director, at ext. 2602.
The GRHF’s Implementation Task Force challenges the status quo and inspires action that will significantly improve the social and emotional health of children throughout the Greater Rochester Area.
Healthi Kids is a grassroots community coalition and an initiative of Common Ground Health. Since 2008, Healthi Kids has been advocating for healthier kids in the City of Rochester and across the Finger Lakes region (Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler, Seneca and Chemung counties).
Pete Nabozny, Directory of Policy at The Children’s Agenda, helps develop Healthi Kids policy and advocacy agenda and is an active participant in their collaborative.
Representative Joe Morelle, Co-Chair
Wade Norwood, Co-Chair
The Monroe County Systems Integration Project aims to establish connections between 300 local health, education and human services organizations by building technology and establishing relationships across sectors. This project is a priority identified by the Regional Economic Development Council, the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI), and others as a critical need for our community, as well as a key need and priority identified by people living in poverty.
The group Rochester Alliance of Communities Transforming Society, Inc. (RocACTS) is a interfaith community organizing project of multi-racial, interfaith, urban and suburban congregations and groups that will train and empower citizens to create systemic change and shape the political, social and economic decisions that impact their lives.
The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative is a community-informed strategy developed to coordinate and align resources, policies and practices in an effort to reduce poverty in the Rochester and Monroe County region. This community-wide initiative is a result of collaboration from local leaders, local and state government, service providers, the faith community, volunteers and people impacted by poverty.
For more information contact Larry Marx, CEO of The Children’s Agenda, at (585) 262-2620 ext. 2601.
ROC The Future is a collaborative community-wide initiative. Our mission is to promote alignment and focus community resources to improve the academic achievement of children in the City of Rochester.
The TRACC (Training, Resources and Coaching Center) is a partnership of 13 community organizations, that focuses on children from birth to age 8 with a goal to ensure every child is developmentally on track using a whole-child approach.
The New York State Child Care Availability Task Force is a group of experts focused on developing innovative solutions that will improve access to quality, affordable child care in New York.
The New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) was formed in 2009, to provide counsel to the Governor on issues related to young children and their families. The ECAC is comprised of experts in education, health care, child welfare and mental health. Members represent state agencies, advocacy groups, foundations, higher education, unions and other key organizations, as appointed by the Governor.
The First 1,000 Days on Medicaid Initiative recognizes that a child´s first three years are the most crucial years of their development. We also know that there is evidence that children on Medicaid have better health and life outcomes. We must take steps to ensure that New York´s Medicaid program is working with health, education and other system stakeholders to maximize outcomes and deliver results for the children we serve.
For more information on the First 1,000 Days Initiative, contact Jeff Kaczorowski, Senior Advisor at The Children’s Agenda, at (585) 262-2620 x 2603.
Pete Nabozny, Director of Policy for The Children’s Agenda, sits on the steering committee and is instrumental in developing the policy agenda each year. Brigit Hurley, Director of Advocacy for The Children’s Agenda, sits on the Legislative and Mobilization workgroups.
The Raise the Age NY Campaign includes over one hundred diverse organizations from across New York State, including formerly incarcerated youth and their families, child advocates, service providers, faith leaders, legal services groups, and unions. Raise the Age legislation passed the NYS Legislature and was signed by the Governor in 2017, moving nearly all 16- and 17-year-old New Yorkers out of the adult criminal justice system and into the more developmentally-appropriate Family Court system. Implementation began in 2018. The Campaign continues to pursue changes to the law and its implementation that advance policies and practices that are based on scientific research on adolescent and brain development.
The Children’s Agenda joined the campaign in 2014 and has actively participated in advocacy and implementation monitoring since then. Brigit Hurley, Director of Advocacy for The Children’s Agenda, serves on the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Raise the Age workgroup and is overseeing a Monroe County court-watch project.
Raising New York is a diverse statewide coalition of parent, early childhood, education, civil rights, business, and health organizations dedicated to increasing the number of children who are on track for school readiness, with a focus on improving long-term outcomes for children who are low-income, children of color, and other under-served groups.
Winning Beginning NY is a statewide coalition working to inform policymakers and the public about the many benefits of early care and learning for children from the prenatal period through age eight.
The Children’s Defense Fund is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. They champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.
Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan child advocacy organization. They educate and mobilize New Yorkers to make the city a better place for children. Their advocacy combines public policy research and data analysis with citizen action. They cast light on the issues, educate the public, engage allies, and identify and promote practical solutions to ensure that every New York City child is healthy, housed, educated and safe.
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) is a leading statewide policy analysis and advocacy organization working to shape policies to improve health, welfare, and human services for all New Yorkers, especially those who are disenfranchised.
The mission of the Westchester Children’s Association is to improve the lives of Westchester’s young people by shaping policies and programs to meet their needs, and by keeping their well-being at the top of the public agenda.
CHAMPS is a national campaign to ensure bright futures for kids in foster care by promoting the highest quality parenting. CHAMPS builds on research that shows that loving, supportive families – whether birth, kin, foster or adoptive – are critical to the healthy development of all children. CHAMPS calls on policy makers to prioritize foster parenting and strengthen policies and programs. CHAMPS offers a policy playbook and related tools to assist policy makers and child welfare leaders in making improvements.
The Partnership for America’s Children’s mission is to support its network of state and community child advocacy organizations in effective advocacy. The Partnership connects its members to peer expertise and national resources and facilitates interstate collaborations to deepen the level of impact of child advocacy within and across states. It fosters policy expertise, advocacy skills, and strong organizations.
StriveTogether supports a national, nonprofit network of nearly 70 communities using a rigorous approach to get better results for kids. They provide coaching, connections and resources to our local partnerships and work together to measurably improve seven outcomes from cradle to career.
The Children’s Agenda advocates for effective policies and drives evidenced-based solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.