illustrates the devastating impact of the recession on New York City children:
- 1 in 3 New York City children (or
523,000 children) now lives in poverty.
- In Manhattan, a child who is black or Latino is 10 times more likely than a white child to live in poverty.
- In the Bronx, 50 percent of Latino children live in poverty.
- Between 2007 and 2010, there has been a 50 percent increase in the share of New York City families with children receiving food stamps.
- Housing Insecurity is also rising, with 40 percent of households in New York City spending more than a third of their income on rent.
Despite profound obstacles, we know from
experience that solutions can be found in early and targeted
investments in children. In fact, research clearly demonstrates the cost benefits of investments in primary prevention, with each dollar spent on prenatal care, early childhood education or youth services producing up to $140 in long-term savings. We will need your voice, in the months ahead, to help us
make sure that government makes needed investments in children so this bleak picture does not get worse. If you
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* Special thanks to BoomBox for helping CCC produce this infographic.