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The Children’s Aid Society Secures Major Grants to Expand Community School Programs

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Mon, 2014-06-30

The Children’s Aid Society is proud to announce awards of $2.5 million in grants from the New York State Education Department to greatly expand existing community school programs. Five community schools will each receive $500,000 over three years, beginning on July 1, 2014, as part of the state’s Community Schools Grant Initiative Competition.

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CAS Statement on City Budget Deal

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Statement by Bill Weisberg, Interim CEO, The Children’s Aid Society

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New York City Schools Chancellor and City Council Speaker Visit East Harlem

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Expanding early childhood services—especially pre-K programs—has been a centerpiece of Mayor DeBlasio’s administration. So it was a great honor for The Children’s Aid Society that his chancellor of schools, Carmen Fariña, along with Melissa Mark-Viverito, the speaker of the New York City council, came to the East Harlem Center to promote pre-K seats to the city’s Spanish speakers.

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White House Science Fair

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Jayda Collazo wanted to make robots. That’s why she joined the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) program at Dunlevy Milbank Center, through the Boys & Girls Club. She thought learning about robots might help her reach her goal of becoming a pediatrician.

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Children’s Aid’s Jane Quinn Talks New York City Community Schools

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Chalkbeat New York ran a story about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for 100 new community schools throughout the city. Former Children’s Aid president and CEO Rich Buery is directing the mayor’s efforts to significantly expand education services, including the new community schools.

Children’s Aid is recognized as a national leader in advancing the community school model. Naturally, she was an important source for the story.

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Exceptional Teens Compete for Youth of the Year Honors!

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The New York State Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs is excited to announce that SEFCU, one of the largest credit unions in New York State, has agreed to be the 2014 Presenting Sponsor of the 2014 New York State Youth of the Year Program.

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NYS Foster Youth and Advocates Launch Campaign to Address Need to Make Higher Education More Accessible

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Tue, 2014-05-13

Albany, NY—Current and former foster youth along with state legislators and dozens of advocates from across New York gathered at the Capitol today to launch the Youth in Care Coalition’s Foster College Success Campaign, a broad-based undertaking to highlight the obstacles that foster youth face in trying to advance their education, with the goal of raising awareness of these issues amongst all state legislators.

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CAS and Phipps Neighborhoods Announce $1MM Grant from JPMorgan Chase

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New York, NY - Phipps Neighborhoods and The Children’s Aid Society today joined forces to announce a $1,000,000 expansion grant from JPMorgan Chase to support their cradle-through-career collective impact initiative in the South Bronx.

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United Charities Members Announce Plans to Explore Sale of the UC Building

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Thu, 2014-03-27

New York, NY - The United Charities, an organization comprised of the Community Service Society, The Children’s Aid Society and the New York City Mission Society, today announced that it has engaged a commercial real estate broker to explore possible sale of The United Charities Building, located at 105 East 22nd Street (aka 287 Park Avenue South). The broker, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, was chosen after a competitive bidding process.

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CAS Statement on US Education Department Report on Student Suspension

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Statement by Bill Weisberg, Interim CEO, The Children’s Aid Society

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