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Fruits, Veggies, and Whole Grains: Good for Bodies and for Brains

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Ease On Down the Road

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Last week, the Dunlevy Milbank Center’s art program staged a classic, “The Wiz.” Community members packed the center’s gymnasium to watch our youth put on a fun-filled performance. The center’s youth, ranging from ages 5-14, rehearsed for five weeks before they debuted their hard work.

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The Stern Family Paves the Path to College

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The arrival of warm weather brings many things with it—school graduations, outdoor activities, and much more. It also brings an annual demonstration of generosity and selflessness when the Stern family awards college scholarships and brings all the winners together for a special luncheon.

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Iron Go!Chefs Competition Heats Up in Harlem

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Unpacking the Energy at Milbank

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What could have been a sleepy Tuesday morning for third and fourth graders in Harlem quickly turned into an infectious dance party at the Dunlevy Milbank Center.The group’s enthusiasm was palpable in the center’s gymnasium, and their energy was matched by a high-fiving row of Soul Cycle instructors and State Bags employees.

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Leadership in Action

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This was the pilot year for the Children’s Aid Society’s Youth Leadership Council (YLC). Students representing Manhattan, the Bronx, and Westchester County came together to identify and address an issue that they believe is affecting their communities. On June 1, seven of the eight team members came together to demonstrate their work.

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COMPASS Award Winners: Headed in the Right Direction

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Nearly 60,000 young people participate in some aspect of the Comprehensive After School System of New York City, most prominently in the SONYC program. This is a cornerstone of much of the work we do in our School Age Division.

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Foster Care at the Garden

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Celebrating Artistic Expression

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Our young Picassos showcased their work at the 15th Annual Children’s Aid Art Show. Vibrant paintings, detailed drawings, animated comic strips, and hand-crafted dresses were featured at Boricua College’s art gallery in Washington Heights. The art pieces were created by students at various sites within the Children’s Aid community. Ages of participants ranged from ages 2-18.

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#ProofPointDay in the Bronx

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Firsts are worth celebrating. A child’s first steps or words. The first day of school. Your first paycheck. Now, we have an official way to celebrate those who are in the first generation of their families to attend and graduate college.

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