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Spring Awakens in the Bronx

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Last week a few young gardeners in our Early Childhood programs at C.S. 61 celebrated the arrival of spring by getting their hands dirty. Each toddler planted some nutritious greens in their school garden as part of the Go!Healthy program’s health and nutrition education that fosters a love of healthy eating in children as early as preschool.

Making Foster Care Human

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When a young person goes into foster care, a flood of paperwork ensues because everything has to be documented. There’s too much at stake. And it all goes into a case, handled by a caseworker.

Celebrate Mom and Children’s Aid with Rite Aid’s KidCents Program

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Mother’s Day is Sunday. Have you picked up a card for Mom yet? Or maybe some sweets to go along with it?

If not, Children’s Aid suggests that you head over to your local Rite Aid to get Mom something special this year, and while you’re there you can sign up for Rite Aid’s KidCents program. Children’s Aid is a proud participating charity and member of the KidCents community.

Making College a Reality

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Meet Christa Hill. Last year, she was in high school getting ready to take the next step in her education. This year, thanks in part to a scholarship from the Children’s Aid Golf Classic, she’s a freshman at Borough of Manhattan Community College, part of the CUNY system. She’s majoring in community health with a long-term goal of becoming a physical therapist with a focus on sports medicine.

Viacommunity Day: Promoting Good Health at Goodhue

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Reaching Higher on College Decision Day

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High school seniors studied for the SATs, wrote personal essays, and filled out their FAFSA and common apps. This week, the hard work pays off in college acceptances, and Children’s Aid staff and community school partners are celebrating their accomplishments with college decision and signing day events across the organization.

Earth Day Every Day

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A People’s Visit: From the South Bronx to Washington D.C.

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Students from Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School and Children’s Aid after-school programs in the Bronx recently visited the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC). We gave each student a disposable camera to document the trip from their perspective. Take a look through their lenses.

Basketball Skills and Scholarships

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Springtime at Children’s Aid

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There’s no more definitive a mark of Spring than Easter. Children’s Aid trustee Eren Rosenfeld, decided to kick off springtime by decorating some stunning Easter eggs, which she exchanged with her colleagues at BlackRock as part of our first Easter Egg drive. Together they raised funds for Children’s Aid programs and services. Thanks to Eren and her colleagues for their colorful support!

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