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Welcome to the

Poughkeepsie Children's Cabinet

We envision a community where all children and youth thrive and have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to connect all members of the Poughkeepsie community who support children in order to create and coordinate a cradle-to-career system of services, supports and opportunities that ensures every child can thrive in Poughkeepsie regardless of race, ethnicity, poverty or circumstance.

Youth Take Action

Want to learn more about other youth leaders? Can't wait to get involved in your community? 

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Real Lives. Real Data. 

The efforts of the Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet are rooted in data collection and analysis. In order to inform decisions that broadly reflect the needs and hopes of City of Poughkeepsie residents, the Cabinet team has prioritized the value of data points that reflect some of our pressing local challenges. 

Data That Tells a Story

City of Poughkeepsie

Students Face:

Lower High School Graduation Rates

PCSD

54%

NYS*

86%

Higher Dropout Rates

NYS*

5%

PCSD

24%

Higher Poverty Levels

NYS*

11%

City of  PK

20.2%

*Averages in New York State (excluding NYC)

Our Partners:

With special thanks to: 

• Florence & Theodore Budnik Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley •  • Kit & Geraldine Laybourne  •  James J. McCann Charitable Trust • 

• Jonah Sherman Family Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley •

• Nevill & Karen Smythe  •  Andrea L. Reynolds • 

© 2020 The Poughkeepsie Children's Cabinet

Thank you to Ross Media, First Friday Poughkeepsie

and Community Matters 2, Inc. for the use of their photos.