What our funders, partners, and allies in the field say about the Partnership for America’s Children and our members’ work in their towns, cities, and states:
As part of the New Jersey Assembly’s Women’s History Month celebration in March 2014, ACNJ’s Executive Director Cecilia Zalkind was among the honorees of women leaders recognized for their significant contributions to their communities and those impacted by poverty. Assemblywoman Lampitt nominated for her dedication to the children and families of the Garden State.
- “Too many of Rochester’s children live in poverty, with no voice and no vote. The Children’s Agenda provides that voice, amplified by evidence of what works best for kids. TCA helps adults stay accountable for all our actions that affect children.” — Jennifer Leonard, President & CEO, Rochester Area Community Foundation, a proud partner of The Children’s Agenda
- “For me and my family, The Children’s Agenda represents the best use of the next available charitable dollar. That’s because their advocacy is strictly for those children’s programs and services proven to work best, and The Children’s Agenda gets results leveraging millions of public dollars behind those programs that we could never equal with our own resources.” — Jim Brush, Former President & CEO, Sentry Group
- “Westchester Children’s Association (NY) is the definitive authority when it comes to understanding the challenges facing children and families in our region. Your commitment to the assembly and presentation of comprehensive, accurate data is, by itself, an invaluable service to government and not-for-profits, but WCA’s contributions are much larger. Through dedicated advocacy, rigorous professionalism, and collaborative partnerships, you have helped elevate children’s issues to a first-rank priority, enabling all of us to build a healthier and more just community. It has always been a pleasure to work with and learn from WCA’s exceptional staff, and I wish you success in your next century of great service.” — Hon. Noam Bramson, Mayor, New Rochelle, NY
- “Westchester Children’s Association’s dedication and effectiveness in improving policies and programs for children is unequaled in Westchester County. Our children, and all of us who care deeply about them, are fortunate to have WCA’s leadership.” — Dr. Jeremy Kohomban, President and CEO, The Children’s Village
- “The work of Westchester Children’s Association is increasingly important in giving a voice to the unheard.” — Christian M. Philemon, Executive Director, Youth Shelter Program of Westchester
- “For almost two decades, the Melville Charitable Trust has invested in Connecticut Voices for Children’s research, analysis, and advocacy for the most vulnerable in our state. Simply put, children and families in our state are better off because of Voices’ critical work.” — Bonnie Rosenbaum, Communications Manager, Melville Charitable Trust
- “Idaho Voices for Children (IVC) does a very good job of bringing people together around the key priority issues, educating both the policymakers as well as the general population and helping to create better alignment. IVC is a very effective vehicle for information, hopefully leading policymakers to make better decisions as it relates to education quality within the state.” — Skip Oppenheimer, Chairman and CEO Oppenheimer Companies, Inc. Both Mr. Oppenheimer and Oppenheimer Companies are donors to Idaho Voices for Children.
- “[I]t’s a good time to note an organization that is in the forefront of advocating for Texas children. The nonprofit, Texans Care for Children, has put together some meaningful strategies for improving the state’s foster care system.” – Alberta Phillips, Austin American-Statesman Editorial Board