Use this calculator to find out how much your family stands to benefit if the Working Families Tax Credit is enacted into law
Our report explaining how the proposed Working Families Tax Credit will keep more money in families’ pockets.
Findings from our December 2023 poll of Monroe County parents that focused on financial hardship
Our testimony to the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on taxes calling for the Working Families Tax Credit
Our testimony to the NYS Senate Standing Committee on Cities about housing in small and medium sized cities
Our statement when the Child Poverty Reduction Act was signed into law
Fact sheet about how many children in New York live in poverty and what we can do about it
Fact sheet explaining what the Working Families Tax Credit is and how it will help families when enacted into law.
Poverty is a political choice, not a personal failing. Structural inequities like housing discrimination and disinvestment in neighborhoods interferes with social relationships. Families working multiple jobs just to get by means that they can’t spend as much time with their children.
That’s why The Children’s Agenda helps policymakers connect the dots between issues like housing, education and child health.
Economic barriers to learning opportunities, both within and outside of school, mean that some children have opportunities for exploration, enrichment, and leadership development while others do not. From the cost of after-school and summer programs to transportation, there are many systemic reasons why some children have opportunities and others do not.
That’s why The Children’s Agenda advocates for public funding for after-school and summer learning programs, access to transportation, and culturally relevant enrichment.
Time and again, research and practice have shown that one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways of improving education and health outcomes for children is keeping more money in families’ pockets.
That’s why The Children’s Agenda advocates for expansion of child tax credits at the state and federal levels.
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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.