Message from CCC-Presidient - Rossmery DaisDear Friends:

Our main mission at the 1199SEIU Child Care Funds and Corporation is to ensure access to quality, affordable child-care and youth programs to 1199SEIU members and the community at large. I am happy that the Child Care team is moving forward with that charge to help meet the demands of today.

This season’s newsletter highlights the different ways that our programs positively impact youth and families, from our Future of America Learning Center (FALC) graduates this past summer declaring “When I Grow Up, I Want to Be…” as they made their way to kindergarten, to sending over 700 children to sleep-away camp for an unforgettable experience. You will also meet Ashley and Sandip, who both graduated as registered nurses after participating in our Youth Mentoring Program and WorkForce 2000 Pre-RN programs, respectively. Both also benefited from our Joseph Tauber Scholarship Program to help with college costs. I’m so proud of how many lives we have touched and the successes that come along with this.

On November 14, we hosted our 16th annual Care for Kids Gala, where we had the honor of celebrating City University of New York Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and the cultural institution that is Harlem School of the Arts. We were able to raise funds for our Child Care Corporation programs, while recognizing individuals and institutions that share our love for community, and highlighting all the amazing work that we do.

With 2024 underway, we remain committed to not only making child care accessible for working parents—as it should be—but also providing our youth enriching programs and services. This includes the addition of a Child Care app for an easy application process and one-stop shopping for accessing information, providing child-care programs for Home Care members and piloting additional youth programs that give more exposure to healthcare careers.

Enjoy the newsletter and watch us get to work!


Rossmery Dais
Executive Director, 1199SEIU Child Care Funds
President, 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation