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Hope Leadership Hosts Annual “The Pen, Pad, and Poet” Workshop Series

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On Friday, April 17, the lights were low at Hope Leadership Academy save for a single spotlight in front of a wall of posters that helped transform the center into a poetry den. In celebration of National Poetry Month, six talented teen poets from the center were paired with mentors to work on editing, stage presence, and voice projection.

What will your fairytale ending be?

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That was the question asked of students in The Children’s Aid Society’s School Age programs in February. In order to highlight activities that the Associates Council’s annual Spring Fundraiser would support, the AC hosted a creative writing contest for students in multiple after-school programs.

Taking it to the Bank

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Associates Council join 50 students in Fitness Jamboree

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On March 28, Associates Council (AC) members volunteered at the Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem for the Sixth Annual Fitness Jamboree, a signature AC event where students (grades K-5) spend an entire Saturday participating in physical fitness activities. This year activities included soccer, dance, basketball, and martial arts.

Raising Awareness of HIV/AIDS

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April is Get Yourself Tested month, an initiative backed by a number of national organizations central to battling HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI). Next week Children’s Aid will show its support with a GYT event put on by our CAS JAM Peers at the Next Generation Center.

Inspiring Teens

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Joined on the court by Knicks legend Walt “Clyde Frazier,” the first recipients of the Garden of Dreams Inspire Scholarships received a warm ovation from the Madison Square Garden crowd during the Knicks game Wednesday night. (Dave Saffran/MSG Photos)

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.

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