The City launched its two-year commitment to distribute 200,000 baby book bundles. The bundles, donated by Scholastic, will be given to families with children ages zero to three through City agencies and the Reach Out and Read program.
The NYC Children's Cabinet is a multi-agency initiative created by Mayor Bill de Blasio to bolster communication and coordination among city agencies and provides a space to identify and analyze individual and common areas of work that impact child safety and well-being. The Cabinet is chaired by Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio, and is comprised of commissioners and directors from 24 City agencies and Mayoral offices.
The Children's Cabinet promotes opportunities to develop partnerships and efficiencies, allowing each agency's efforts to build off each other and produce a greater cumulative impact on youth and their families. Its goals are to: