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East Harlem Center Hosts #KnowYourRightsNYC

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On January 31, the East Harlem Center Keystone Club hosted the #KnowYourRightsNYC forum, an opportunity for teens to come together to help build stronger community relations with the police while also learning about their rights if they have personal interactions with police officers.

Associates Council members join 50 students in Study Now, Play Later

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On January 17, Associates Council volunteers gathered at the Dunlevy Milbank Community Center in Harlem to support Study Now, Play Later, a signature Children’s Aid program where students (grades K-5) spend their Saturday reinforcing concepts learned in school, specifically math and reading.

Children's Aid Celebrates National Mentoring Month

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Youth in Foster Care Need a Lifeline

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Kids Cooking and Eating Healthy

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Last November, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing that cooking classes for school-aged children has a big positive impact on food preferences and behaviors. CBS News wanted to learn more, so they came to Children’s Aid to witness our Go!Chefs program.

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Dunlevy Milbank Center Hosts Community Town Hall

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Community members of all ages braved the frigid weather to attend the Town Hall Meeting at our Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem. Milbank staff organized the event to promote open and honest conversation within the climate of strained relations between police members and communities of color. The meeting featured a panel of local leaders, elected officials, and current and retired members of the New York Police Department.

Three Kings Day in East Harlem

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Fun and Philanthropy

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Here at Children’s Aid, we have a lot to be thankful for throughout the holiday season. We learned of yet another thing about which to be grateful.

For seven years, the Pig Brooch Theatre Company has been staging a word-for-word performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” mimicking to perfection every movement of the animated characters. Presented at the Brooklyn Lyceum, the event has become a well-known family tradition.

An Evening with The Nutcracker

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Earlier this month, Lincoln Center launched the Family-Linc program, designed to introduce and encourage children and families from high-poverty areas to attend dance, theater, orchestral music, and opera performances on a regular basis.

A Toy for Every Child

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Future Proof is Dentsu Aegis Network’s approach to corporate social responsibility.  Through this initiative, employees from Dentsu Aegis Network have been sponsoring holiday gifts for the East Harlem Center for the last seven years. This year, on December 16th, the group brought along a very jolly friend. Santa Claus and Dentsu Aegis elves visited our Head Start classrooms to spread some holiday cheer.

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