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Community Schools in New York City Sponsor Voter Registrations and Mock Elections

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Early Head Start Educational Components

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Philosophy & Tools

Our philosophy of learning is based on The Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers as well as a variety of books about child development theories from birth to three.

George Lucas Educational Foundation Video

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The Challenge of Change: Leadership strategies for not-for-profit executives and boards, by Philip Coltoff (9/06)

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The Challenge of Change provides not only lessons for not-for-profit leadership, but a core philosophy for everyone involved.

To order this book, please call Angela Pelliccia at 212-949-4922 or email her at angelap@childrensaidsociety.org.

Whatever Happened to Youth Development?

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When something occurs once, it’s a phenomenon; twice, it’s a pattern; three times, a definite trend. Well, three times in as many weeks, I have participated in meetings at which someone has asked “Whatever happened to youth development? You really don’t hear much about it any more.” One of the questioners observed that youth development “used to be sexy” (really?) and another noted wistfully that funders “used to throw money at it” (how did I miss that?).

Carrera Program Celebrates 25 Years of Empowering Youth

To celebrate Carrera's 25th anniversary, graduates talk about how the program shaped their lives and ultimately set them on the path to personal success and fulfillment.

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To celebrate Carrera's 25th anniversary, graduates talk about how the program set them on the path to personal success and fulfillment.

Have You Heard of The Children's Aid Society in New York?

The Children's Aid Society in New York, helping under served children in New York City from birth all the way up to young adulthood!

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Find out more about The Children's Aid Society here.

Promoting Safe and Stable Families: The Children's Aid Society Provides Legal Advocacy Services for Children and Families in Crisis

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Community Schools: A Rose By Any Other Name

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When U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared on the “Charlie Rose Show” in mid-March, he outlined a vision for America’s public schools that has enormous and positive implications for youth organizations across the country. “I think our schools should be open 12, 13, 14 hours a day,” he said.

Can Youth Development Programs Contribute to Academic Success?

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A hot topic in the world of after-school and youth development programs is their role in promoting young people’s academic success. Often missing from this discussion is any sense that there are multiple approaches to integrating academic content into out-of-school time (OST) programs. These approaches – there are at least three – can all be valid if they’re applied appropriately and delivered effectively.

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