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Westchester Children’s Association (WCA)

Grants Awarded

Unrestricted Funding

Funding Type Unrestricted
Funding Total $310,000
Impact Area Equity and Justice
Years Funded 2013-2024

Founded in 1914, the Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) brings together disparate county stakeholders, including families, to forge practical solutions to difficult problems impacting the lives of children and youth. Its priority areas are youth justice, homelessness, mental health, digital access for online learning and data collection as a tool for education and advocacy. WCA tracks key indicators of arrests and incarceration, school suspension rates, chronic absenteeism and graduation rates. Using this data, it works with allies to improve outcomes for youth, especially those most frequently maligned, and demands greater data transparency from county and state departments, filing Freedom of Information requests when necessary to acquire the most accurate information. This grant provides general operating support to WCA and its mission to ensure that every child is healthy, safe and prepared for life’s challenges by shaping policies and programs to meet their needs.