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Our Frontline Hero

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When New York Nonprofit Media asked organizations to nominate their frontline heroes, the most difficult task was figuring out how to select one person from a staff that is stocked with heroes.

We nominated several people and NYNM chose Carmen Gonzalez, our Early Head Start education director at P.S. 5 in Washington Heights. They held a celebratory breakfast this week, and she was joined by members of her family and the Children’s Aid family as well.

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Our Youth of the Year

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Children’s Aid is extremely proud of its partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of America. Together, we offer programs at four sites that build well-being for our kids in so many different ways. Put another way, we collaborate on challenging our youth to reach new heights.

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Your Annual Dose of Inspiration

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This blog post has unofficially but quickly become one of the most anticipated among the many that appear annually throughout the Children’s Aid calendar.

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Teens Make an Impact through Service

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Youth at the East Harlem Center Keystone Club have been building an impressive name for themselves. Last year club members tackled the challenge of improving police and youth relations in their community. They decided to host #KnowYourRightsNYC, a forum to educate their peers about their civic rights.

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Building Strong Foundations in STEM

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Taryn was excited when she first learned that she would be playing with Legos in her after-school program at the Dunlevy Milbank Center. Her grandmother introduced her to the building blocks when she was a few years younger. So when given the choice of a role in the program, the 11-year-old knew right away she wanted to build.

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Little Steps, Huge Leaps

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Parents whose children attend our Early Childhood programs appreciate how excited and prepared they are for kindergarten. Just ask Tatiana Henderson.

Gavin was her second child to attend The Children’s Aid Society’s Richmond Early Learning Center in Staten Island. For three years, the staff nurtured Gavin’s curiosity, provided encouragement, and created an environment for exploration and learning.

Trying Hard Hats on For Size

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Last week, middle school students from our after-school program received a crash course in Architecture 101.

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Honoring the Dedication of Our Social Workers: Part Four

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For Karina Collado, her job as a bilingual therapist at Mirabal Sisters Campus’ Health and Wellness Center is more than just providing counseling services for students—she advocates for her clients every day. She said that her job is to strengthen the individual, lift their self-esteem, and aid them in reaching their goals.

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Children’s Aid in the White House

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When the White House calls, you pick up the phone. And Children’s Aid feels very fortunate that the White House called earlier this year.

Honoring the Dedication of Our Social Workers: Part Three

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Nick Difato Social Work Month

As a social worker in our family foster care services, Nick’s overarching responsibility is to create safer and more stable environments for children and their families. This requires him, like his colleagues, to wear many hats. So on a typical day, Nick finds himself balancing the duties equal to that of a journalist and a firefighter.

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