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The Office of Volunteer Services is committed to ensuring that our volunteers have a positive and rewarding experience during their time with us. We provide Children’s Aid programs and staff with access to dedicated individuals looking to donate a portion of their time working directly with and on behalf of our children and families. Currently, the Office of Volunteer Services supports over forty programs and events involving volunteers.

Contribution Information Disclosure

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The Children’s Aid Society is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All contributions over $10.00 will be formally acknowledged. A copy of the most recent annual report is available upon request. Contact:

Celebrating Two Inaugurations

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We are happy to offer the inaugural issue of Partnership Press, an electronic newsletter designed to provide updates and analyses about community schools in New York City as well as across the nation and around the world. We timed our launch to coincide with the presidential inauguration in the U.S., and we chose the theme “Community Schools: Democracy in Action” as a way to highlight one of the key benefits of the community schools strategy − its focus on active citizen engagement in supporting student achievement, family well-being and school success.

After-School Program

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This five day a week program provides a warm, wholesome and structured environment for children during after school hours. The children will participate in structured homework time as well as a variety of classes and recreational activities such as:

  • Sports 
  • Cooking
  • Arts & crafts
  • Learning Center activiites

The emphasis of the After-School Program is on helping children develop social skills and to explore their own creativity.

Snacks are served on a daily basis.

Mentor's Circle

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Sustain What You've Started

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The Children's Aid Society views sustainability as involving not only aggressive fundraising but also public relations, constituency-building and advocacy. This approach is consistent with that recommended by The Finance Project, a non-profit policy research organization that helps develop creative ways of financing children’s services.

Privacy Policy

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This policy covers the treatment of all personal information that The Children's Aid Society collects when you visit one of our web pages. We understand that privacy is a very important issue for visitors to our website,

Notice of Non-Discrimination

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No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity available at The Children's Aid Society on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, political belief, age, national origin, linguistic and language difference, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, height, weight, marital or familial status, or disability.

Making the Case for Community Schools

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The first part of making the case involves thoroughly understanding the Community Schools concept. We encourage you to read The Children's Aid Society's books: Building a Community School (2001) (click here for free download) and Community Schools in Action: Lessons from a Decade of Practice (2005), available from Oxford University Press.

Thank You!

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Thanks for registering for The Children’s Aid Society’s press list. We invite you to learn more about our organization by opening the e-press kit in the press center, and by looking around The Children’s Aid Society’s web site further. Please visit The Children’s Aid Society’s web site and press center often! Please send further inquiries to:

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