Big Dreams for NY's Youngest Children Final Report

The Mayoral Agenda: Affordable Housing & Historic Preservation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall. 55 West 13th Street, Room I202. Historic Districts and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation are working together to present a panel discussion about affordable housing and historic preservation. With the mayor's plans for affordable housing given such a focus as well as the multitude of articles written about these two topics together, we thought that it was an appropriate time for public discussion about it. Will feature a mix of community and affordable housing advocates, civic leaders and preservationists. READ MORE»

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Surveillance CityTUESDAY AUG. 26, 2014

Coming to the Table: Immigrant Women and Food

A tasting event and panel discussion presented by Feet in 2 Worlds. Celebrate immigrant women and ethnic food traditions. Taste foods from Haiti, Bangladesh, Jordan, and other nations. Learn how immigrant women support their famiies, create community, and maintain culture in a new country - through cooking, growing, selling, shopping for, and serving food. This event is at capacity and no more RSVPs are being accepted. WATCH VIDEO»

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Surveillance CityMONDAY, JUL. 28, 2014

Big Dreams for NY's Youngest Children: The Future of Early Care and Education

In October 2012, New York City launched EarlyLearnNYC, a plan that would upend its system for providing subsidized child care to working class and low-income families. The goal was to take the city's sprawling assortment of child care programs and blend them into a unified, holistic spectrum of early education services for children from 6 weeks through 4 years old. Two years in, the results are mixed. This report draws on dozens of interviews and program observations, providing a series of recommendations for reform. READ MORE » DOWNLOAD PDF»

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Surveillance CityTUESDAY, JUN. 18, 2014

Surveillance City: The War On Drugs In Urban Neighborhoods

The War On Drugs has created a powerful surveillance state in America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. High-tech techniques criminalize entire blocks and transform informal community networks into liabilities for local residents as police use family relationships to demand information, pursue suspects and threaten incarceration. The presumption of criminality takes a relentless toll. Join our 2014 Nathan Levin Lecturer, sociologist Alice Goffman, who spent six years studying the effects of pervasive policing. READ MORE » WATCH VIDEO»

Child Welfare Watch Blog

Child Welfare Watch Blog Child Welfare Watch provides in-depth investigative reporting, news and analysis on children and family services. We track the real-life impact of public policy and reform initiatives. Visit our CHILD WELFARE WATCH BLOG »


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In some Caribbean immigrant communities, particularly among Haitians, lighter-skinned people are often referred to as "stush" or "uptown," and are believed to be wealthier and more successful because of the shade of their skin. READ MORE »

Insideschools.org Blog

Insideschools.orgOur guide to pre-kindergarten: The city is greatly expanding pre-k education for 4 year olds. Insideschools has developed this guide to help you find a high-quality pre-kindergarten program for your child. READ MORE »

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