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Raising Readers in Staten Island

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When families enroll their children in our early childhood programming, they know we are helping them raise enthusiastic readers. Our Raising a Reader partnership is an evidence-based program that fosters the parent-child connection through reading and promotes loving, supportive relationships and literacy skills. Through the program, our families develop home-based literacy habits that will help children succeed through every year of school.

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Community Schools: Welcomed in Albany

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Eight Children’s Aid staffers headed to Albany this week and met community school advocates from every corner of the state to urge the governor and legislature to beef up the funding for community schools.

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Children's Aid Mourns Former Board Chair Ted Lamont

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The Children's Aid Society mourns the passing of Edward Miner (Ted) Lamont, former chairman of the board and a tireless advocate for New York City children. A native New Yorker, Ted served on the Children's Aid board for 45 years, including as president from 1981-1987 and chair from 1987-1993. He was an outspoken supporter of community schools and ensuring high-quality academic opportunities for all children.

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Children's Aid Mourns Former Board Chair Ted Lamont

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October is National Farm to School Month

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October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools and local food! Children’s Aid honors these connections, and strives to create and support pathways through the Go!Healthy program and community partner collaborations.

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Keeping the Lights on After School

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On Thursday October 20, after-school advocates across the country celebrated Lights on Afterschool. The annual event, started by the After School Alliance, highlights the importance of extended day programming from those who would know best: school staff and students. Despite the gains children receive from attending after-school programming, nearly 600,000 students are left unsupervised after school in New York State.

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Helping Team Children’s Aid Go the Extra Mile

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Who better than employees of a marketing agency to help middle-schoolers in the arts group at our Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem come up with personalized banners to support Team Children’s Aid for the upcoming NYC TCS Marathon? Well, those were our thoughts, exactly, and we were delighted to welcome about a dozen volunteers from Rauxa, a digital branding and marketing agency, to the center last Friday to do just that.

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Team Children’s Aid: Part IV

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Teens Leading the Way

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The East Harlem Center Keystone Club has been a powerhouse in the Children’s Aid community when it comes to teen leadership. The program, part of the Boys and Girls Club (BGCA) service initiative, has given many teens in the East Harlem community the opportunity to become active in their community.

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Paying it Forward: Part Three

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Ismelda Cruz remembers her favorite memory of summer camp. In the 7th grade, she and her fellow Children’s Aid campers went on an overnight visit to Wagon Road. The campers participated in activities, cooled off in the pool, and even heard a ghost story in the woods where a staff member playfully scared them at the end.

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Paying it Forward: Part Two

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For Matthews Valdez, Children’s Aid was always a place to call home. His mother, a former Children’s Aid staff member, was a facilitator who trained many of our current employees working in Washington Heights. It was during this time that Matthews entered our services.

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