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Liftoff Lunch & Learn: Kids Can’t Wait Campaign

February 25, 2022

This report was commissioned by Liftoff.

Kids Can’t Wait is a statewide coalition of parents, providers and advocates working to strengthen the Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education systems by eliminating inequities and expanding access to timely and effective services. Drawing on last year’s state legislative wins for children, attendees learned what parents, providers, and government officials can do to ensure no child in New York has to wait for life-changing services. #KidsCantWait

Liftoff’s NYS 2022-23 Aligned Action Agenda

February 28, 2022

This report was commissioned by Liftoff.

We are coordinating and taking action around common goals to ensure the best possible start, for the best possible future for the 115,000 young children in our region.

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.

Liftoff Lunch & Learn

October 20, 2020

This report was commissioned by Liftoff.

Stephanie Townsend, PhD features her latest research on WNY’s digital divide and showcases ROC the Future’s “Digital Divide in Rochester: Initial Data & Actions Taken” Report, which Stephanie is the lead author. Following Stephanie’s presentation, participants heard from Jennifer Cathy, Liftoff member and Chief Impact Officer of the United Way of Greater Rochester. Jennifer is a lead member of ROC the Future’s working group charged to ensure a coordinated community response for pre-K students that makes sure children and their families, whether in the Rochester City School District or community-based pre-K programs, have internet access and age-appropriate devices.

Liftoff WNY Network News

July 31, 2020

This report was commissioned by Liftoff.

Please find Liftoff’s Summer 2020 Network e-newsletter with searchable links and content for your review.

Liftoff WNY Network News

April 3, 2020

Please find Liftoff’s Spring 2020 Network e-newsletter with searchable links and content for your review!

Liftoff WNY Network News

January 3, 2020

This report was commissioned by Liftoff.

Please find Liftoff’s Winter 2020 Network e-newsletter with searchable links and content for your review!

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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