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Making College a Reality for Youth in Foster Care

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Wed, 2015-02-04

A new report outlining an approach, and requesting resources to support the college age youth in foster care, was released today and is being considered by lawmakers at the State Capitol in Albany. 

The Children’s Aid Society Announces $45 Million Bronx Community School Investment

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Wed, 2014-01-01

The Children’s Aid Society today announced the construction of its new state-of-the-art Bronx Community School, serving as both a community center and new location of Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School. This will be the most significant investment Children’s Aid has made as part of its continuing commitment to the South Bronx.

Statewide Alliance Advocating for Comprehensive College Support for New York Youth in Foster Care

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Wed, 2015-01-07

The Children’s Aid Society honored Stanley Bergman, president and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., and Dr. Michael Carrera, vice president of the Adolescence Division of Children’s Aid, at its fourth annual gala, held yesterday at event space 583 Park in New York City.

Children's Aid Raises $1.6 Million at Gala Honoring Henry Schein’s Stanley Bergman, Dr. Michael Carrera

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Fri, 2014-11-21

The Children’s Aid Society honored Stanley Bergman, president and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., and Dr. Michael Carrera, vice president of the Adolescence Division of Children’s Aid, at its fourth annual gala, held yesterday at event space 583 Park in New York City.

Community Members United to Launch “South Bronx Rising Together”

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Tue, 2014-10-28
When: Monday, October 27, 2014
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Boricua College
890 Washington Ave., Bronx, NY 10451
Who: Richard Buery, Deputy Mayor of New York City
Gloria Alston, Chair of Bronx Community Board 3
Dr. Betty A. Rosa, New York State Board of Regents

Community-Inspired Youth Project Shines a Light on After-School Services

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Fri, 2014-10-10

More than 150 children gathered to demonstrate their STEAM skills (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) at the “Lights on Afterschool” event run by the Staten Island Children’s Museum in partnership with The Children’s Aid Society, at its Goodhue Center. These academic skills are the foundation of the Children’s Museum’s programming and a core part of after-school services available at Goodhue Center.

Advocating for Foster Youth

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Our Policy team was in Albany on February 10 to make a huge push for the Success in College Initiative, the current centerpiece of work being done by the Fostering Youth Success Alliance. Dozens of youth traveled to the Capitol along with advocates from across the state, and covered tremendous ground, meeting with nearly 30 lawmakers, urging them to make a $3 million investment in the college education of youth in foster care. Jess Maxwell appeared on two significant Albany-based media broadcasts to talk about FYSA and the Success in College Initiative.

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Kids Cooking and Eating Healthy

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Last November, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing that cooking classes for school-aged children has a big positive impact on food preferences and behaviors. CBS News wanted to learn more, so they came to Children’s Aid to witness our Go!Chefs program.

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Propelling Community Schools Forward

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In mid-October, the National Center for Community Schools (NCCS) capped its 20th anniversary with a terrifically successful Community Schools Fundamentals 2014 Conference. Held at NCCS headquarters in New York City, the conference drew 254 participants representing 51 school districts, from 18 states from across the United States and South Africa, who gathered to share ideas and learn about the key issues for today’s community schools.  

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Children’s Aid Presence in the New York City's Advisory Board to Implement Community Schools

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Thu, 2014-08-14

We are proud to announce that three members of The Children’s Aid Society family have been recently appointed to serve as members of NYC Community Schools Advisory Board: Jane Quinn, vice president for community schools and director of the National Center for Community Schools; Ife Lenard, principal of Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School; and Wanda Soto, principal at P.S. 5 – one of our full-service schools in Washington Heights.

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