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An Evening of Career Preparation and Inspiration with Gap, Inc.

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Seeking the National Youth of the Year

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A Victory in Albany

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For nearly a year, The Children’s Aid Society has led a coalition of 75 community-based organizations from every corner of New York State—called the Fostering Youth Success Alliance—to persuade key legislators and members of the Cuomo administration to develop a comprehensive support system for college-age foster youth.

On April 1, we scored our first major victory!

A Groundbreaking Day in the South Bronx

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Yesterday was a big day for the South Bronx community. It marked the official commencement of a project that we’ve actually been working on for some time: the Bronx Community School, a $45 million facility that will be home to Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School and a full slate of programming for children as well as many services for their families.

Fighting for School-Based Health Centers in Albany

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On March 11, parents and students from Children’s Aid community schools traveled with staff to the capitol to advocate for their school-based health centers (SBHCs). Children’s Aid operates five comprehensive SBHCs, which offer critical preventive health care to more than 200,000 children across the state every year. 

A Break from Winter for our Foster Youth

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This winter was incredibly harsh for every New Yorker, but it was especially difficult for children, cooped up for days on end because of frigid tempers and one snow storm after another.

Encouraging Children to Read in 2015

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There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.—Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
 

Every year, the Associates Council (AC) of The Children’s Aid Society identifies an initiative that defines how we use our time, talents, and resources.

SBHCs: Keeping Kids Healthy at Mirabal Sisters Campus

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Last week, during a meeting for the New York City Coalition for Immunization Initiatives, the Bureau of Immunization of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recognized our Mirabal Sisters Campus for the high immunization coverage achieved through the school-based health center (SBHC).

Hope Leadership Academy and Go!Healthy Promote Healthy Eating

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This year, our Go!Healthy Food Justice Program partnered with the Hope Leadership Academy to run a series of workshops related to food justice, with the goal of connecting Hope’s high school students to the knowledge and skills necessary to critically examine their food environment and to make

Foster Friday: Meet Malinda Cousins

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When Malinda Cousins takes on a new client, she goes deep in her efforts to get to know that teenager. It’s not enough to learn only about the young man or woman. Malinda wants to know about the entire support network. She invites friends to meetings, gets their phone numbers, and will call them if her client falls out of touch.

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