The Council on Children and Families coordinates New York's health, education and human services systems as a means to provide more effective systems of care for children and families.

A Two-Generation Approach

WORK PAYS: Are You Missing Out?

Did you know that 43% of New York children live in low-income families? Low-income translates to $44,700 for a family of four. Most low-income families have at least one parent who works, usually for minimum wage. The Council's WORK PAYS infographic details a new approach to reduce poverty, which calls for connecting low-income families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty.