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Where the Art Starts

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Colorful paintings, expressive masks, and street photography covered the walls of the Boricua College Art Gallery in Washington Heights at the 14th Annual Children’s Art Show. The many pieces of art on display came from all corners of the Children’s Aid community, with artists starting as young as our Head Start participants—three and four years old—to our graduating high school seniors.

Walking for Foster Care

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When Warwick Valley High School student Ally Ehrmann was told that her senior project had to have a tangible outcome, she decided to raise money for a cause close to her heart. That cause ended up being young people in foster care.

CAS-Carrera Celebrates 29th Annual Parent Graduation

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A Garden of Peace and Health

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City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said that she started working on the garden that opened this week at P.S. 50 in East Harlem when she was in her first term on City Council. Today, she’s in her third term.

Foster Friday: The Making of a Family

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Herbert Godoy and David Hatcher had been thinking for some time about how they were going to start their family. They knew they were going to adopt but didn’t know which of several routes to take. Then they saw a picture of Jaylen.

Representing Children’s Aid

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Earlier this spring, eight teens from our four different Boys & Girls Clubs competed to be the Children’s Aid representative in the Youth of the Year competition. The competition was stiff, and it was difficult to pick one candidate above all others. But Sage Lopez, from our East Harlem Center, rose to the top and earned the right to travel to Albany and compete for the statewide honor. While he didn’t win, he had a great experience and wrote about his journey and the competition:

Americorps Graduates Keep Moving Forward

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Celebrating the Bronx

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Students Stand Up for Peace

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It’s Always Time to GYT

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On April 24, our JAM Peer Educators hosted a workshop at the Next Generation Center for about a dozen teens. The motivation behind the workshop was GYT: Get Yourself Tested. The phrase is the brainchild of MTV, but it’s been taken up nationwide, including in the South Bronx.

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