Coalition subcommittees meet about six times per year, and focus their work on the core areas identified by the coalition mission statement: 1) sharing information, 2) encouraging effective policies, and 3) maximizing resources. Subcommittees have engaged in projects including professional development workshops and conferences, a collaborative statewide event encouraging responsible fatherhood, and the development of a speakers’ bureau.
The Parenting and Relationships Subcommittee promotes family environments in which caring adults are committed to children’s well-being, focusing specifically on activities and policies that directly affect healthy parent-parent relationships, healthy child-parent/caregiver relationships, healthy marriages, and responsible fatherhood.
Co-Chairs: Brooke Lombardo (The Doe Fund) and Israel Rosario (NYC HRA Office of Child Support Enforcement)
The Economic Security Subcommittee is focused on employment, work supports, and family financial stability as a primary means to overall family stability and well-being; and advocates that all persons who desire to work, including those who traditionally face barriers to employment, deserve to be hired.
Co-Chairs: Ernest Johnson (STRIVE)
The Community Reintegration Subcommittee focuses on strengthening family and community relationships for people coming home – whether they are coming home from prison, returning veterans, or youth aging out of foster care.
The Resource Development & Philanthropy focuses on scanning internal and external environment for collaborative opportunities to include; building members capacity in resource defelopment.
Co-Chairs: Donna Linder (Parenthelp)
The Cultural Diversity Subcommittee focuses on highlighting the value and importance human differences to promote and enhance awareness of and to improve competncy for cultural and linguistic diversity.
Co-Chairs: Maria (Masha) Teverovsky (Global Integration Taskforce)