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Childhood is fleeting, there are no do-overs. That’s why with one hand, PCCY offers direct help to children – one at a time; and with the other hand we apply pressure to government officials to persuade them to do what is necessary to give every child the basic ingredients for a lifetime of success.

Our job as parents, neighbors and members of society is to make sure every child has the fundamental building blocks for success including consistent health care, high-quality education from pre-k through high school, proper nutrition, and a dependable support network to help them grown into healthy, able and confident adults.

The tough challenges children face today do not lend themselves to simple solutions. That’s why PCCY combines comprehensive research and the tools of advocacy to mobilize partner organizations and citizens across the region to change the lives of children for the better.