About Keeping Track

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Citizens' Committee for Children's Keeping Track of New York City’s Children is the most comprehensive compilation of data on New York City’s children. The data and statistics in Keeping Track are the foundation of our fact-based advocacy efforts.

Our Keeping Track data are available online. You can use Keeping Track Online to browse hundreds of measures of child well-being, by community, borough or citywide.

You may also purchase the Keeping Track print edition.

For questions about Keeping Track Online, contact Apurva Mehrotra, Director of Research and Data Analysis, at amehrotra@cccnewyork.org

Community Risk Ranking Online

CCC’s Community Risk Ranking combines data from across multiple dimensions of child well-being – economic security, health, housing, education, issues specific to teens and youths, and family and community – to provide a better understanding of where risks to child well-being concentrate across New York City’s 59 community districts. This information can help to determine where additional resources, supports or services are needed to improve outcomes for children.

We look at the following indicators to calculate our risk rankings. For more detailed methodology, download the Community Risk Ranking publication. For indicator definitions and source information, select the indicator to be directed to the Keeping Track data page for that indicator.

Economic Security
Child Poverty Rate
Median Income for Families with Children
Parental Employment Instability

Health
Infant Mortality Rate
Low Birth Weight Babies
Children without Health Insurance

Housing
Rent Burden
Rental Overcrowding
Families Entering Homeless Shelters

Education
Early Education Enrollment
Elementary and Middle School Reading and Math Test Pass Rate
High School Graduation Rate

Youth
Teen Birth Rate
Teen Idleness
Youth Unemployment

Family and Community
Children in Single-Parent Families
Adults without a High School Degree
Violent Felony Rate


Asset/Resource Mapping

Below is a list of the assets that we have mapped, with source information.

Economic Security

Banks
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Institutions and Locations: Current Locations for All Institutions (April 2018) Retrieved from: https://www5.fdic.gov/idasp/advSearch_warp_download_all.asp?intTab=1

Public Transportation

Subway Stations
City University of New York (CUNY) GIS Lab at the Newman Library of Baruch College. NYC Mass Transit Spatial Layers (January 2017). Retrieved from:
https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/confluence/display/geoportal/NYC+Mass+Transit+Spatial+Layers

Bus Stations
City University of New York (CUNY) GIS Lab at the Newman Library of Baruch College. NYC Mass Transit Spatial Layers (August 2017). Retrieved from: https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/confluence/display/geoportal/NYC+Mass+Transit+Spatial+Layers

Workforce Development

Workforce 1 Career Centers
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (release May 2017). Retrieved from https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page

Jobs Plus Sites
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Job-Plus Expansion (as of 04/06/2017). Retrieved from http://opportunitynycha.org/workforce-development/jobs-plus/

 HRA Job Centers
Cross-reference between two Human Resource Administration’s sources:
Directory of Job Centers (September 2017). Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Business/Directory-Of-Job-Centers/9d9t-bmk7
Job Centers ((n.d). Retrieved from HRA website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/locations/job-locations.page

Housing

NYCHA
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). NYCHA Developments (July 2016). Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Housing-Development/Map-of-NYCHA-Developments/i9rv-hdr5/data

Housing Support Services

Free Anti-Eviction Legal Services
Human Resource Administration. Free Anti-Eviction Legal Services. Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/civiljustice/HPLPProviderList.pdf on April 2018.

HomeBase
New York City Department of Homeless Services. Homebase Locations (n.d.). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dhs/prevention/homebase/locations.page on April 2018.

Supportive Housing
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (release May 2017). Retrieved from https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page

Homeless Shelters
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (archived version).

Drop-in Centers (adult and youth)
New York City Department of Homeless Services. 24-hour Drop-In Centers for Adults (n.d.). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dhs/downloads/pdf/intake_drop_in_centers.pdf
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. Borough-Based Drop-In Centers for Youth (n.d.). Retrieved from: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/services/runaway-homeless-youth/borough-based-drop-in-centers.page

Health

Emergency Food Assistance

SNAP Centers
Cross-reference between two Human Resources Administration’s sources:
Directory of Food Stamp Centers (September 2017). Retrieved from NYC Open Data:https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Social-Services/Directory-of-Food-Stamp-Centers/tc6u-8rnp
The Official Website of the City of New York. SNAP Centers (n.d.). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/locations/snap-locations.page

SNAP Enrollment Assistance
The Official Website of the City of New York. (n.d.). SNAP (Food Stamps) (n.d.). Retrieved from:
https://www1.nyc.gov/apps/311utils/providerInformation.htm?serviceId=1113

WIC Locations
New York State Department of Health. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program Site Information (April 2018). Retrieved from NY Open Data: New york
https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/Women-Infants-and-Children-WIC-Program-Site-Inform/g4i5-r6zx

Food Pantries/Soup Kitchens
New York City Department of City Planning Facilities Database (May 2017). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page

Food Retail

Traditional Food Retail
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Retail Food Stores. Retrieved from: https://data.ny.gov/Economic-Development/Retail-Food-Stores/9a8c-vfzj.

Farmers’ Markets
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. DOHMH Farmers Market an Food Box (April 2018). Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/dataset/DOHMH-Farmers-Market-and-Food-Box/8vwk-6iz2

Mental Health Services
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (May 2017). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

Medical Facilities
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (May 2017). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page

Open and Recreational Space
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (May 2017). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page

Education

Childcare
Administration of Children’s Services. Childcare Data (January 2016). Unpublished.

Pre-K
New York City Department of Education. 2018-Pre-K School Directory (December 2017). Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Education/2018-Pre-K-School-Directory/xck4-5xd5

Continuing Education
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. DYCD after-school programs. Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Education/DYCD-after-school-programs/mbd7-jfnc

Schools
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (May 2017). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page

Youth

Youth Services
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. DYCD after-school programs. Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Education/DYCD-after-school-programs/mbd7-jfnc

Family and Community

Public Safety
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (May 2017). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

ACS preventive
New York City Administration for Children’s Services. Preventive Services Directory (September 2015). Retrieved from: http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/D4A034DB-C081-4A9B-A945-135451812739/0/PPRSDirectory620151.pdf.

Immigrant Support Services
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. DYCD after-school programs: Immigrant programs. Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Social-Services/DYCD-after-school-programs-Immigrant-Services/zmut-au2w

Cultural Institutions
New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Selected Facilities and Program Sites. Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page

Support for Keeping Track Online has been provided by The Voya Foundation.


About the Voya Foundation:

The Voya Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Voya FinancialTM (formerly ING U.S.) operates and its employees and customers live. The Voya Foundation provides grants and establishes signature partnerships in the areas of financial literacy and children’s education and fosters employee engagement to deepen our positive impact on the community.