Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan child advocacy organization. We educate and mobilize New Yorkers to make the city a better place for children. Our advocacy combines public policy research and data analysis with citizen action. We 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.
YouthAction NYC is our after-school program for high school students interested in learning to advocate on behalf of themselves, their schools and their communities. Students research and discuss the issues that matter to them and then graduate from the program with the skills they need to make positive changes for children and youth.
We teach students from schools throughout New York City how to engage in fact-based advocacy. Students learn how to gather the facts, document what they learn, and then effectively communicate this information to their communities and elected officials.
Areas of interest:
- Summer/after-school activity