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Liftoff Year in Review 2021

January 19, 2022

This report was commissioned by Liftoff.

2021 was a great year for Liftoff WNY. We fine-tuned our strategic advocacy agendas, launched Liftoff’s social media, grew our team, and established a new partnership with Help Me Grow WNY. To learn more, we invite you to read through our Year in Review 2021 below.

Looking toward the future: A review of WNY’s Early Childhood System

This report was commissioned by Liftoff.

To better understand how the region serves its youngest residents, Liftoff and partners across Western New York engaged Public Sector Consultants to provide an outside, objective review of early childhood systems and programs in the region.

Early Childhood Collaboration in WNY: Collaborative Efforts to Improve Systems and Outcomes for Young Children

This report was commissioned by Liftoff.

Liftoff: WNY Early Childhood Funders for Change engaged CGR to study how organizations across Western New York collaborate to improve outcomes for the region’s youngest residents. The observations provide issues and options for Liftoff to consider as it plans its next steps in promoting screenings, quality childcare and transportation for families with young children. 

Renewing Our Pledge: A Path to Ending Lead Poisoning of Buffalo’s Most Vulnerable Citizens

This report was not commissioned by Liftoff.

While lead is potentially harmful to individuals at any age, it is especially dangerous for children under the age of six. In extreme cases, lead exposure can result in organ failure and death. The good news is that lead poisoning is  preventable and eradicating lead from our community is possible.

The State of New York’s Children

This report was not commissioned by Liftoff.

New York is home to more than four million children. The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy provides a look into the state’s children, who are rich in their diversity, on the basis of economic security, health, child welfare, early care and education.

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