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Westchester Children’s Association Receives $100,000 Grant from Robin Hood Foundation

(WESTCHESTER – August 28, 2023)— The Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a generous grant of $100,000 from the Robin Hood Foundation, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization. The grant supports WCA’s work to amplify public awareness of child poverty in Westchester County and advocate for the reduction of child poverty rates in New York State.

Examples of work the WCA is undertaking in this area are:


• Elevating public consciousness about the pressing issue of child poverty in Westchester County.

• Garnering public support from State and county officials for the recommendations put forth by the Child Poverty Reduction Advisory Council (CPRAC).

• Utilizing the CPRAC to ensure the State is held accountable for implementing policies and programs that effectively reduce child poverty rates and racial disparities in New York State.


“We are deeply honored and grateful for this significant grant from Robin Hood. This support will be pivotal in our ongoing efforts to shed light on the challenges faced by impoverished children in our community and throughout New York state and to advocate for meaningful policy changes,” said Allison Lake, Executive Director, Westchester Children’s Association.


About Westchester Children’s Association

Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) is a multi-issue, child advocacy nonprofit that works to ensure that every child in Westchester is healthy, safe, and prepared for life’s challenges, regardless of race or zip code. Since 1914, WCA has been the leading independent voice for Westchester’s children by identifying their needs, making those needs known to the public, and ensuring those needs are met through advocacy and mobilization efforts. For more information about Westchester Children’s Association, visit their website at www.wca4kids.org.


About Robin Hood:

Robin Hood Foundation is New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, working tirelessly to elevate and support underserved communities. Through strategic partnerships and grants, Robin Hood has been at the forefront of driving change and making a tangible difference in the lives of New Yorkers.



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