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Teens Make an Impact through Service

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Youth at the East Harlem Center Keystone Club have been building an impressive name for themselves. Last year club members tackled the challenge of improving police and youth relations in their community. They decided to host #KnowYourRightsNYC, a forum to educate their peers about their civic rights.

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Building Strong Foundations in STEM

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Taryn was excited when she first learned that she would be playing with Legos in her after-school program at the Dunlevy Milbank Center. Her grandmother introduced her to the building blocks when she was a few years younger. So when given the choice of a role in the program, the 11-year-old knew right away she wanted to build.

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Little Steps, Huge Leaps

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Parents whose children attend our Early Childhood programs appreciate how excited and prepared they are for kindergarten. Just ask Tatiana Henderson.

Gavin was her second child to attend The Children’s Aid Society’s Richmond Early Learning Center in Staten Island. For three years, the staff nurtured Gavin’s curiosity, provided encouragement, and created an environment for exploration and learning.

Trying Hard Hats on For Size

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Last week, middle school students from our after-school program received a crash course in Architecture 101.

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Honoring the Dedication of Our Social Workers: Part Four

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For Karina Collado, her job as a bilingual therapist at Mirabal Sisters Campus’ Health and Wellness Center is more than just providing counseling services for students—she advocates for her clients every day. She said that her job is to strengthen the individual, lift their self-esteem, and aid them in reaching their goals.

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Honoring the Dedication of Our Social Workers: Part Three

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Nick Difato Social Work Month

As a social worker in our family foster care services, Nick’s overarching responsibility is to create safer and more stable environments for children and their families. This requires him, like his colleagues, to wear many hats. So on a typical day, Nick finds himself balancing the duties equal to that of a journalist and a firefighter.

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Associates Council to Help Kids Smile Brighter

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Every year, the Associates Council of The Children’s Aid Society identifies an initiative that defines how it uses its time, talents, and resources. This year, the council is supporting dental services— a core component of health services provided at Children’s Aid community clinics and school-based health centers.   

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

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March is National Nutrition Month. We want to take a second to recognize how important nutrition is to our work in building the well-being of New York City children and offer some a way for you to get invested in this month.

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Honoring the Dedication of Our Social Workers

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Connecting Community to the Classroom: 5th Annual Lift Every Voice Competition

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This past weekend, The Children’s Aid Society’s African American Male Initiative (AAMI) hosted its 5th annual Lift Every Voice competition. The public speaking series, part of the program’s Black History Month tradition, challenges its young participants to strengthen their writing and verbal skills beyond the classroom by critically engaging in social issues through persuasive speeches and debate.

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