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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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The Children’s Aid Society 17th Annual Golf Classic

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On Monday, May 16, The Children’s Aid Society hosted their 17th Annual Golf Classic at the renowned Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ. Considered one of the country’s premier private golf clubs, Baltusrol adds yet another notch to its belt this year as host to the 2016 PGA Championship.

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Bronx Teens Keep the Peace

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Showing Great Appreciation for Our Educators - Part Four

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Lester Feuerstein’s personal mission is to make sure his students stand a chance. As an after-school coordinator at I.S. 61 on the north shore of Staten Island, he aims to provide kids with well-rounded experiences that engage them academically, physically, and socially.

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National Foster Care Month - Part Two

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Mariama Kora’s life changed when she watched a mother get frustrated with an emotionally upset boy and then ignored him.

“Why are you mad, and why are you not attending to him?” she thought at the time. Mariama found out that the boy was in the foster care system, and she knew she could do better.

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