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The Knicks and MSG Transform the Holidays

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There’s no question—the holidays can be an expensive time of year. The stress and trauma of living in poverty is present year round but they can be especially acute at this time of year because all parents want to do the very same thing: make the holidays a joyful time. And children get some of that joy when they receive toys and other treats at this time of year.

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The Joy of Adoption

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As a child, Margarita Merced always wanted to make a difference in the world. Today, she’s doing that as a foster mother.

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Recognizing a Force for Good

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Putting Domestic Violence in the Light

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October is nearly on its way out, and it was an exceptional month for raising awareness about domestic violence. The Family Wellness Program took part in several events, and the capper was this past Monday with the Shine the Light in Harlem march. A number of Children’s Aid staff walked behind one of our banners, and Manny Yonko, Director of Family Wellness Program, spoke out against domestic violence on behalf of the agency.

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Inventing the Future, Through Community Schools

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In 1997, educators, nonprofit and civic leaders, policymakers, and funders who were early adopters of the community school strategy convened to talk about how to make schools better. It was the very first community schools practicum.

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Samsung Day of Service

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Ms. Boyer Goes to Washington

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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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