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Useful Resources
The following links will help you find more information on everything from the issues we work on to policy and government websites to media. For more detailed info in a particular area, scroll down.

Youth Development
Youth Employment
Preventive Services
Government and Politics

Youth Development
Other advocacy sites (mostly NYC)
The After School Corporation
Alliance for Quality Education
Citizens' Committee for Children
Coalition for After-School Funding (Citizen Action)
Coalition for Asian American Children & Families
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Fund for the City of New York
Human Services Council
The New York Immigration Coalition
Partnership for Afterschool Education (PASE)
United Neighborhood Houses
UJA Federation of New York
YMCA of Greater New York

Government agencies
Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)
Department of Education (DOE)
Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
Administration for Children and Families

State and National links
Children’s Defense Fund (NY)

Interesting books, reports
Report: After-School Programs: Keeping Children Safe and Smart

Book: Community Programs to Promote Youth Development, Edited by Jacquelynne Eccles and Jennifer Appleton Gootman, Available through the National Academy Press @, 2002

(none at this time)

Youth Employment
Other Organizations
National Youth Employment Coalition

Government Agencies
Department of Youth and Community Development
NY State Department of Labor
US Department of Labor
Workforce Investment Act

Youth Today

Preventive Services
Other Child Welfare Advocacy Organizations
Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA)
Child Welfare League of America

Government Agencies
Administration for Children's Services
Office of Children and Family Services
Administration for Children and Families

Government & Politics
These websites can help you to find information about who represents you, how to contact them, what laws elected officials are working on, and how to contact the different agencies in government.

Find out who your elected representatives are: or go to and click on the "Who Represents Me" button.
Go to "Find your elected officials" on the Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies web-site and input your address to find out who represents you in city, state, and federal government.

New York City Government
Find links to New York City agencies and elected officials.

New York City Council
Find out about City Council legislation and get schedules of hearings and meetings.

Borough President Office Links
Bronx Borough President — under construction
Brooklyn Borough President
Manhattan Borough President
Queens Borough President
Staten Island Borough President — a great resource for observers of the New York political scene

The Gotham Gazette — for NYC news and policy

New York State Government
Find links to New York State agencies and elected officials.

New York State Assembly
Legislative reports and Assembly-member directory information.

New York State Senate
Legislative reports and Senator directory information.

U.S. Congress
Get directory information for U.S. Senators and Representatives.

Find information on bills currently before the U.S. Congress, as well as previously-passed laws.

A good way to keep yourself updated without doing too much research is to pick up a newspaper and read about what's going on around New York City. Here are some newspapers that keep tabs on City Hall:

The New York Times
The Daily News
The New York Post