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Annual Report 2012

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Only 8 percent of children born into poverty graduate from college by the age of 25.

Consider what that means for the estimated 500,000 New York City kids living in poverty. This country was founded on the promise that everyone has the chance to achieve the American Dream. Yet the college graduation gap risks putting a better life out of reach for too many children.

Inspire - Aspire: 2012 Annual Report

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

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High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears.

Students Vie for Prizes at AAMI’s First Public Speaking Competition

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On Saturday, December 1, approximately two dozen Harlem students in fifth through tenth grades gathered at the New York Mission Society’s Minisink Townhouse to compete in a two-part speaking competition judged by an audience of their friends, family and peers. The event was hosted by the African American Male Initiative (AAMI).

The Youngest Constituents Make Their Vote Count

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With another very significant Election day upon us, day care participants at The Children’s Aid Society’s Drew Hamilton Center had a taste of the real thing with a mock election at their site: to vote for their snack of the day. The young voters had to decide between apples and oranges.

Harlem Children and Parents March in Support of After-school Programs

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Over 200 children from The Children’s Aid Society’s Dunlevy Milbank Center and their families marched up Lenox Avenue in Harlem Thursday evening to the State Office Building on 125th street to raise awareness on the importance of afterschool programs.

CAS-Carrera wins $250K grant through Microsoft and Junior Achievement

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Gotham Schools Article Brings Charter School Vision to Life

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Chancellor Walcott Visits AileyCamp Washington Heights

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Foster Friday: Meet Juana Fabre

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Juana Fabre experienced what many parents feel when their children go to college: empty nest syndrome. A neighbor was a foster parent, and Juana saw how happy the child was. This motivated Juana to welcome a child into her home in 2011. “My life has never been the same since,” said Juana. “It’s a better life, and I’m a happier person.”

November is Adoption Awareness Month

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