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The Battle Against Asthma Goes National

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Asthma is a problem found in communities in every corner of the country, but it has reached an epidemic level for kids in lower-income neighborhoods. So the South Bronx, home to Children’s Aid’s Bronx Health Center, was an ideal platform for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to call attention to the great need to do more in combatting asthma in our young people. And the best avenue to do so is in the schools.

Little Ones on Their Way to Big Things

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If you’ve been out and about in New York City over the past weeks, you’ve probably seen them: teenagers looking their very best and decked out in cap and gowns. They are collecting their high school diplomas and quickly approaching the next chapter in their lives.

Phoebe Boyer: Steering the Children’s Aid “Battleship”

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Phoebe Boyer: Steering the Children’s Aid “Battleship”

Foster Friday: The Making of a Family

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Herbert Godoy and David Hatcher had been thinking for some time about how they were going to start their family. They knew they were going to adopt but didn’t know which of several routes to take. Then they saw a picture of Jaylen.

A Victory in Albany

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For nearly a year, The Children’s Aid Society has led a coalition of 75 community-based organizations from every corner of New York State—called the Fostering Youth Success Alliance—to persuade key legislators and members of the Cuomo administration to develop a comprehensive support system for college-age foster youth.

On April 1, we scored our first major victory!

A Groundbreaking Day in the South Bronx

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Yesterday was a big day for the South Bronx community. It marked the official commencement of a project that we’ve actually been working on for some time: the Bronx Community School, a $45 million facility that will be home to Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School and a full slate of programming for children as well as many services for their families.

CAS and Phipps Neighborhoods Announce $1MM Grant from JPMorgan Chase

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New York, NY - Phipps Neighborhoods and The Children’s Aid Society today joined forces to announce a $1,000,000 expansion grant from JPMorgan Chase to support their cradle-through-career collective impact initiative in the South Bronx.

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FYSA

Fostering Youth Success Alliance

The mission of the alliance is to improve the socioeconomic, health, housing, and educational outcomes and foster a successful transition to independence for youth in care and aging out of care in NYS through collaborative efforts, effective advocacy strategies, and youth empowerment. The alliance’s steering committee is comprised of concerned stakeholders committed to advocating for policy changes, programs and services for youth in care and youth aging out of care in New York.

Fostering Youth Success Alliance

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All children need a lot of things

A trip to the dentist, homework help, a good place to go after school...They need these things when they need them, not when their families can afford them. If basic needs go unmet, children could miss out on good health, success in school and something just as important: the chance to be a kid.

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