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Go!Healthy Fights Childhood Obesity

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Paying it Forward: Part Four

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Gary Perez was just looking for a place to play basketball when he first came across Children’s Aid. He found that and then some within the teen program at the Salomé Ureña Campus during the early 90s, which was part of the organization’s direct community outreach in Washington Heights.

“It got me off the streets,” he said. “My mom was happy I was there. She even took Zumba and aerobics classes at SU.”

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Go!Healthy Walks to the Farmers’ Market!

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Learning to Lead at Hope

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Summer is officially over. But it’s certain that the impact of the Hope Leadership Academy Summer Institute will endure.

It’s difficult to describe the Hope Leadership Academy Summer Institute because it is so many things at one time: a place to learn, to share ideas, to improve skills, as well as a place for friendship.

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Coming Together on Community Schools

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“One thing we have to keep in our minds is how powerful it is when adults can get together for children. The biggest move we can make is to make sure that the work that we do in community schools gets all of the adults to the table for children”- New York State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia

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Reaffirming a Commitment to Community

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Rio on the Hudson

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Earlier this August, our very own Children’s Aid Olympians competed at the Citi-sponsored “Rio on the Hudson.”  74 campers from our P.S. 5 and P.S. 152 campuses in Washington Heights attended the event, which was held at Pier 26 Hudson River Park.

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Lessons Learned

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Making a Commitment to the Bronx

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Crystal Jones calls Wisconsin home, but if her day-to-day life says anything about her, she might also now say the same about the Bronx. She’s getting her bachelor’s in social work while working part time at the Bronx Alehouse, where she’s able to expand her interest in craft beers. Her goal is to land a job with either a foster care or adoption agency.

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AileyCamp: Blueprint of a Dream

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If you were to ask any audience member at this year’s AileyCamp finale, they would almost certainly be able to make a strong connection from the performance to a dream. Flowing from jazz to ballet to hip hop to West African and more, each presentation mapped out a story through dance. 

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