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.
Tawana Gilbert had a decision to make. She had a son, Naquon, who had developed a serious problem with marijuana use, and previous interventions hadn’t worked. But the stress and demands of her job were preventing her from tackling the problem head on.
Josephine Dipoumbi came to the U.S. in 2002 to avoid political persecution in Cameroon. Her father was a minister who spoke out against government corruption, making her future prospects very dim. Ms. Dipoumbi’s parents agreed to care for her daughter until she got her feet on the ground.
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.
Colorful paintings, expressive masks, and street photography covered the walls of the Boricua College Art Gallery in Washington Heights at the 14th Annual Children’s Art Show, on June 14. The many pieces of art on display came from all corners of the Children’s Aid community, with artists starting as young as our Head Start participants—three and four years old—to our graduating high school seniors.