Chamylah General, Nyuma Gumaneh, and Ciarra Leocadio from The Children’s Aid Society have each been awarded a $1,000, $2,500, and $2,500 scholarship, respectively, from the Money Matters: Make It Count program, sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Charles Schwab Foundation. The three young women were selected as scholarship recipients for their outstanding demonstration of financial literacy.
The Money Matters Scholarship Program awards 15 scholarships annually to young people across the nation, ages 16-18, who have completed the Money Matters: Make It Count program and demonstrated their newly acquired financial literacy skills, such as managing debt and saving for college. Since 2004, Charles Schwab Foundation has presented a total of $485,000 in college scholarship grants to 237 Boys & Girls Club teens.
“Through the Money Matters program, we are able to teach our teens the skills necessary for a successful financial future,” said Ernesto Isaac, director of Children’s Aid’s Hope Leadership Academy in East Harlem. “We are proud of Chamylah, Nyuma, and Ciarra for earning this national scholarship as a result of their smart money management from the program. Thanks to organizations like the Charles Schwab Foundation, they have promising academic and financial futures.”
The young women are excited to attend college, the first step toward building a career, and are grateful for the support that the scholarships have provided. When Chamylah begins college in the fall of 2015, she wants to study forensic psychology—her career passion. Nyuma will begin college at the same time, and she will be studying pediatric nursing. She dreams of one day applying her education to build a medical clinic in Gambia, where her parents immigrated from more than 20 years ago. Ciarra will be attending Vanderbilt University this fall to study biology, and after college plans on attending medical school to become an obstetrician and gynecologist.
Through fun, interactive activities and exercises, the Money Matters program was created to promote financial literacy among teens by building basic money management skills. Since the program’s inception, over 500,000 Boys & Girls Club teens have completed Money Matters in more than 1,700 Clubs.
About The Children’s Aid Society The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, nonprofit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics, and camps. For additional information, please call Anthony Ramos at (212) 949-4938/(917) 204-8214, email email@example.com, or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at www.bgca.org/facebook and www.bgca.org/twitter.
About Charles Schwab Foundation Charles Schwab Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization funded by The Charles Schwab Corporation. Its mission is to create positive change through financial education, philanthropy, and volunteerism. More information is available at www.aboutschwab.com/community. The Charles Schwab Foundation is classified by the IRS as a charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is neither a part of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC) nor its parent company, The Charles Schwab Corporation. (0412-2627)
The Board of Trustees of The Children's Aid Society is proud to announce the appointment of Phoebe Boyer as the agency's 11th President and Chief Executive Officer, and the first woman to hold these positions. On October 1, she will succeed Richard Buery Jr., who became Deputy Mayor to Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier in the year.
“Phoebe Boyer brings 25 years of leadership experience to The Children’s Aid Society, working on issues that are fundamental to our mission including child welfare, education, juvenile justice, and youth development,” said Mark M. Edmiston, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Children’s Aid Society. “She is passionate about helping our city’s most vulnerable children, exemplified by her incredible record partnering with exceptional nonprofits and foundations nationwide that are focused on improving the lives of children. Phoebe has long embraced the kind of mission-driven, results-oriented thinking that is a cornerstone of what we’re doing at Children’s Aid. The Board believes that she is the right choice to propel forward our Keeping the Promise vision and strategy of building a cradle-through-college pathway for children.”
Boyer is the Executive Director of the Robertson Foundation, a $1 billion family foundation created by Julian H. Robertson Jr. and his family that takes a targeted approach to supporting critical national issues, including education reform. She also served for 12 years as the Executive Director of the Tiger Foundation, founded by Julian Robertson as well, with a mission to break the cycle of poverty in New York City. During her tenure at the Tiger Foundation, the organization provided more than $112 million in funding to New York City nonprofits in the areas of education, youth development, job training, and social services. She also raised more than $200 million to support the Foundation’s work.
“I’m thrilled to be joining one of the city’s leading nonprofits, an organization that has an unwavering commitment to our city’s most vulnerable children,” said Boyer, who lives in New York City with her husband and two children. “This is an incredible opportunity to be part of an organization with a long legacy of strengthening families, particularly at this time when our city is so focused on helping children escape poverty and eliminating the achievement gap. I am looking forward to working with Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO Bill Weisberg, the senior leadership team, and the entire staff as we continue to build the full continuum of supports that young people need to succeed and thrive.”
“I couldn’t be prouder of what Phoebe has accomplished or happier for The Children’s Aid Society for choosing her as its next leader,” said Robertson. “She is dedicated and passionate and has proven herself time and again as a thought leader on the full range of education and poverty-related issues. I am certain she will prove a valuable asset for the children and families that count on Children’s Aid.”
Before her work with foundations, Boyer was the Assistant Executive Director at Inwood House, a nonprofit in Upper Manhattan, where she spent four years working to help distressed teens take charge of their lives by educating them in making sound decisions, preventing pregnancy, and building self-esteem.
In addition to her work forging partnerships between the private sector and nonprofits, Boyer also has experience working in city government. She worked for the New York City Department of Corrections, managing emergency prison construction and other related projects. She then went to the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Bridges, where she rose to the position of Deputy Director of the Management Analysis Unit.
Boyer earned her master’s degree in public-nonprofit management from Columbia Business School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.
For more than 160 years, Children’s Aid has focused on ensuring that children succeed and thrive—academically, physically, and socially—and move out of poverty. To realize that vision is to put college graduation within the reach of all children, and make it an attainable and desirable goal, no matter what barriers to education children might face.
The Children’s Aid Societyis an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call Anthony Ramos at (212) 949-4938/ (917) 204-8214, email firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.
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.
The mission of the coalition 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 Coalition’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.
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.