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Food Justice Students Embark on Community Projects

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The radical thinking middle-schoolers in our Food Justice Program have been working hard since the beginning of the school year--exploring topics such as hunger and food security, what it means to eat healthy and the impact our food choices have both personally and as a community.

Campaign for Children Rallies Outside City Hall

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Hundreds of children, youth workers and government officials gathered this morning outside of City Hall, rallying against the proposed budget cuts to after-school and other OST (out-of-school time) programs.

Fannie Lou High School Wins Basketball Tournament

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The boys basketball team at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, a Children’s Aid community school, achieved their dream of winning the Division B basketball championship on March 17.

IBM Donates Kid-friendly Computer Stations to the Drew Hamilton Learning Center

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Technology company IBM recently donated brand new, cutting edge computer stations to four classrooms at The Children’s Aid Society’s Drew Hamilton Learning Center as part of an effort to distribute computers to early childhood programs located within N

Parent Literacy Event at Children’s Aid’s Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Campus

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Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Campus, a Children’s Aid community school site in Washington Heights, recently hosted a gathering of roughly 80 parents and their middle schoolers. This was no regular home-school communication meeting; it was a rather impressive cross-ge

Children’s Aid College Prep Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

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To commemorate the birthday of Theodore Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School held a day of activities to celebrate his talents last Friday. Staff dressed in costumes of characters from Dr. Seuss stories, and the school was decorated from floor to ceiling with student artwork and colorful images from the books.

Dr. Carrera Presented With a Key to St. Petersburg

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The Children’s Aid Society’s very own Dr. Michael A. Carrera was recognized for his important work in the field of adolescent sexuality last week at a meeting of the St. Petersburg City Council, where he was presented with a key to the city. The Pinellas County Health Department in St.

Food Justice Hits the Streets!

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Students in The Children’s Aid Society’s Food Justice After-School Program have hit the streets to conduct their very own community food assessment. The Food Justice Program empowers young people to explore what food means to them and to their community.

Hundreds Advocate on Behalf of School-Based Health Centers in Albany

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School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) got a much deserved spotlight on February 12 during an all-day advocacy event in Albany. Over 500 hundred SBHC supporters—mostly students, parents and teachers—from around the state visited Albany to urge legislators to hold SBHCs harmless in this year’s budget.

Frederick Douglass Youth Celebrate Fashion Week

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Recently arriving in New York City for fashion week, Australian-based clothing company Dresscode Initiative gave back to the community by hosting a fashion celebration at Children’s Aid’s Frederick Douglass Center.

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