New York City Families: A Community Policy Agenda
Communities Speak is hosting an expert panel to discuss the challenges faced by NYC families with children and their resilience. The Families with Children Policy Brief was published by Columbia SIPA and supported by Columbia University and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Special guests include:
- Geoffrey Canada, President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone
- Dr. Frances Lucerna, Co-Founder & President of El Puente
- Chrisina Hanson, Executive Director of POTS
- Mayor Michael Nutter, David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice and Urban Affairs & Communities Speak Principal Investigator
Moderated by Ester R. Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University SIPA and Communities Speak Principal Investigator.
Sponsored by the SIPA Urban and Social Policy Concentration and the SIPA United States Regional Specialization.
Communities Speak is a collaborative project led by Columbia University researchers in the School of International and Public Affairs Urban and Social Policy Program and the Department of Biomedical Informatics, CUIMC with a citywide network of community organizations, advocacy groups and government partners. Their aim is to expand community data collection in cities, in order to increase government’s capacity to develop policy in response to unanticipated economic and social shocks. In turn, their goal is to improve government’s responsiveness to the needs of low-income and minority populations as well as small businesses, who tend to experience the greatest adverse impacts from these shocks. Communities Speak enables government to design evidence-based policy that is grounded in community engagement.