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Children’s Aid Raises $1.8 Million at its Sixth Annual Keeping the Promise Benefit

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The Children’s Aid Society hosted its sixth annual Keeping the Promise Benefit to celebrate the organization’s 163 years of service to New York City’s children and families, on Thursday, November 3, at Guastavino’s. The organization honored Wade Davis, the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Viacom, and Hugh F. Johnston, the vice chairman and chief financial officer of PepsiCo, for their corporate leadership and commitment to creating opportunities for young people.

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A Record-Breaking Night

Saturday Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Teens

Children’s Aid created the Saturday Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth in 1989. More than 25 years later, it remains the only free program of its kind in NYC, providing an array of enriching recreational and social activities, field trips, and community service projects for deaf and hard of hearing children.

PS8 – Luis Belliard School Health Center

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PS8 – Luis Belliard School
467 West 167th Street
New York, NY 10032
212-543-3943

The Health and Wellness Division helps children of every age achieve and sustain optimal physical and mental health. We do this by providing high-quality, comprehensive health care and wellness services, and a range of supports that reduce health disparities among underserved children and families.

The following services are available to students at the School-Based Health Center:

PS5 – Ellen Lurie School Health Center

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PS5 – Ellen Lurie School
3703 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10034
212-567-6066

The Health and Wellness Division helps children of every age achieve and sustain optimal physical and mental health. We do this by providing high-quality, comprehensive health care and wellness services, and a range of supports that reduce health disparities among underserved children and families.

The following services are available to students at the School-Based Health Center:

Mirabal Sisters Campus Health Center

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Mirabal Sisters Campus
21 Jumel Place
New York, NY 10032
212-923-1495

The Health and Wellness Division helps children of every age achieve and sustain optimal physical and mental health. We do this by providing high-quality, comprehensive health care and wellness services, and a range of supports that reduce health disparities among underserved children and families.

The following services are available to students at the School-Based Health Center:

Salome Ureña Campus Health Center

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Salome Ureña Campus
4600 Broadway
New York, NY 10040
212-567-3500

The Health and Wellness Division helps children of every age achieve and sustain optimal physical and mental health. We do this by providing high-quality, comprehensive health care and wellness services, and a range of supports that reduce health disparities among underserved children and families.

The following services are available to students at the School-Based Health Center:

New York Times Neediest Cases: Letting Go of a Job to Take Control of Her Son’s Well-Being

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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.

New York Times Neediest Cases: A Nursing Student Tries to Scale Hurdles and Complete School

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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.

Donor Profile: Dr. Bala Ambati

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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.

Where the Art Starts

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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.

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