National Center for Children in Poverty

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is a national policy research organization that conducts policy analysis, research, and program development focused on reducing child poverty and promoting the healthy development and success of children in low-income families.

NCCP disseminates research-based knowledge about effective policies and programs to policymakers and advocates through publications, learning communities, and technical assistance. One year ago, Columbia University notified NCCP that they would no longer support the organization as part of the Mailman School of Public Health. Alliance staff reached out to the Ford Foundation, who also had a long history of supporting NCCP. Their matching grant leveraged Alliance funds, so NCCP operations were not interrupted as they moved to a new home at the Bank Street College of Education.

Alliance-Funded Support for State Advocacy

NCCP is currently working to: 

1. Update its Early Childhood State Policy Profiles and Young Child Risk Calculator

2. Help a New York stakeholder group launch a two-generation pilot targeting families in deep poverty and produce a national report based on new analyses of young children in deep poverty. 

3. Work with BUILD to complete a 50-state survey on expulsion policies.

4. Help Illinois and Oregon advance expulsion prevention policies. 

5. Help Michigan conduct an early childhood education expulsion survey.  

6. Work with Voices for Virginia’s Children and Georgia’s GEEARS to promote early-childhood mental health policies.  

7. Partner with the Georgetown Center on Children and Families to help five states strengthen early intervention policies to better meet infant/toddler mental health needs.