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Associates Council Seventh Annual Spring Benefit

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On March 30, 2017, the Associates Council of The Children’s Aid Society will host its Seventh Annual Spring Benefit at the Manhattan Penthouse from 7:00-10:00 p.m. 

Little Learners, Enormous Impact

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Despite mounds of evidence proving how critical a child’s first years are in his development and learning, the United States is still far behind most other developed countries in the way it supports families to ensure toddlers get all they need. This is especially true for families that struggle economically, who simply can’t afford to take unpaid leave from work and who often have difficulty finding high-quality child care.

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A Month of Reading on the Rug

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Join Us to Run the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon!

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In 2016, to further foster the health and wellness of New Yorkers, Children’s Aid joined forces with New York Road Runners as an official charity partner of the TCS New York City Marathon. The team, comprised of eight philanthropic runners, raised more than $35,000 to support Children’s Aid’s mission to help children living in poverty to succeed and thrive.

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El Centro NYC and Children’s Aid Host Know Your Rights Event

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It has been an incredibly destabilizing time for many immigrant communities across New York City and the nation. So many families have questions about how to keep their families together and their children safe. Our Early Childhood staff organized a Know Your Rights teach-in for families that have children in our pre-k services, which was graciously led by Favio Ramirez-Caminatti, the executive director of El Centro NYC.

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Teens: Love Shouldn’t Hurt

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Making Theater Accessible

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New York City is the theater capital of the U.S. Millions of tourists come to the city with the goal of seeing a show, and all that demand makes theater-going a little bit expensive.

That’s why it was such a welcome gesture when Lynnea Benson, the artistic director at the Frog and Peach Theatre, contacted us with an offer of free tickets for our kids for one of its Tinkerbell Series shows.

The outing was a smashing success. We thought who better to say why then one of the lucky kids that got to go:

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Getting Heard at the Capitol

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For the third consecutive year, advocates for the Fostering Youth Success Alliance (FYSA) traveled to Albany to request more funding for the landmark Foster Youth College Success Initiative. This year, FYSA set a record with more than 100 people roaming the halls of the Capitol, meeting with dozens of lawmakers.

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Upper West Side Barnes & Noble Gives the Gift of Reading

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Keeping your Family Healthy All Year Long

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