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East Harlem Comes Together

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Melissa Mark-Viverito, speaker for the New York City Council, has always been a steadfast supporter of the youth in her district. Every year, one way that support takes shape is in the Step Up, Speak Out, Take Action East Harlem Youth Fair, which took place outside of our East Harlem Center last week. Her office presented it in conjunction with the El Barrio/East Harlem Anti-Violence Task Force.

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Giving Parents the Tools they Need

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Using Summers to Design the Future

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We take summers very seriously at Children’s Aid. That’s because it is the perfect time for kids to make new friends, develop skills and passions, and most importantly, have fun. So, we’ve made sure to design our summers to capture everything necessary to support New York City children and their families in between school years.

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Dedication to our Mission

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Last week we saluted the hundreds of little ones who “walked the stage” as part of their collective moving up ceremonies. This week we look to a slightly older demographic.

The staff at Children’s Aid work incredibly hard. The challenges of building well-being and knocking down the barriers to learning rarely end when you go off the clock. That’s why it’s an amazing accomplishment when our staff members take on big goals, like furthering their education.

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Little Ones Taking the Next Step

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Toddlers waved and did their little dances. Mile-wide smiles brightened the stage. Parents, teachers, and staff gave a long ovation.

These are some of the sights and sounds of success in education. You will find them whenever we are marking transitions, celebrating the achievement of one academic milestone and anticipating the next—especially at our stepping-up ceremonies through the Early Childhood Division.

The Road to Rio Runs through Harlem

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The Summer Olympics comes once every four years. Countless athletes devote their lives to making the team and competing under their nation’s flag. Achieving that goal is quite often a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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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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