Universal preschool is in the news, and everyone from the president to Mayor de Blasio is talking about its benefits. Research increasingly shows that intervening early in a child’s life has positive effects on later academic and social progress.
Today’s New York Times features a story on The Children’s Aid Society’s ongoing investments in some of New York City’s neediest communities.
Children’s Aid now concentrates its efforts in four high-needs neighborhoods—the South Bronx, Washington Heights, Harlem and East Harlem, and northern Staten Island—and is reallocating resources to make long-term investments to serve some of the city’s most vulnerable children in those communities.
Today, The Children’s Aid Society’s Next Generation Center was named one of 15 local, state and national youth and family serving initiatives making a critical difference in the lives of youth in foster care by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), a national organization based in Washington, DC.
NEW YORK, NY – The Children’s Aid Society honored Mayor Bloomberg and Richard W. Edelman, president and CEO of Edelman and trustee of The Children’s Aid Society, at its third annual gala, held yesterday at event space 583 Park Avenue in New York City.
New York, NY—The Children’s Aid Society today announced that it has placed among the top 25 applicants nationally in round four of Investing in Innovation (i3), a U.S. Department of Education competition to expand programs that help improve student achievement. A five-year, approximately $2.75 million grant will allow Children’s Aid to bring its Parent Leadership Institute, launched in 2008 in the low-income, immigrant-rich community of Washington Heights, to six Children’s Aid partnership schools in the South Bronx.
Following on the heels of the 2013 NCCS Practicum, Bloomberg EDU will explore the community schools model and how it can help close the opportunity gap.
The first of two 15-minute segments will feature a conversation between host Jane Williams and our practicum keynote speaker, Robert Putnam, who is Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, and best-selling author of “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American.”
NEW YORK – New York Giants’ football star Justin Tuck joined The Children’s Aid Society (CAS), the Citi Foundation and the 1:1 Fund today to launch a new initiative that aims to help low-income New York City children and their families save and plan for college.
Before Dr. Bala Ambati became the world’s youngest doctor, an ophthalmologist, at the age of 17, he was a boy in a science lab at a Queens high school. One day, his lab partner, a teenage girl, confessed that she had an abortion the year before. Dr. Ambati could see how much the experience weighed on her, and the gravity of the situation left a deep impression.