For nine years running, The Children’s Aid Society Community Building Summer Internship (CBSI) program has provided high school and college-ready youth from high needs neighborhoods with the opportunity to intern in the offices of their elected officials. This summer, CBSI placed 15 students in different offices within all three levels of government.
In certain respects, this year’s AileyCamp finale was a blur of variety and contrast. Ballet, hip hop, West African, modern, jazz. The music raced and then slowed. Girls and boys, short and tall, owned the glowing stage.
The Children’s Aid Society is proud to be one of seven New York City charities that benefit from the Neediest Cases Fund, the annual campaign begun in 1911 by the publisher of the New York Times. Every year since then, the Fund has provided relief for emergency needs, including food, clothing, rent and utilities.
Dozens of children and their families gathered at PS 55 in the Bronx on Thursday for an evening of music with an international twist. Hosted by South Bronx Rising Together, this live musical performance was headlined by internationally renowned Canadian Brass. They were joined by two local Bronx groups, multi-Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché, and Circa 95, a local hip hop duo.
Alex and Ivan Kalashnikov came to the attention of the Staten Island team of Children’s Aid in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Both boys were traumatized by how the storm affected their home. Their father knew they needed a diversion, so he helped teach them to play classical guitar.
Under the bright sun, about 100 patrons of the Hogs & Heifers Saloon sliced through the brisk wind on the Harley Davidson motorcycles to bring some good cheer to approximately 300 children and their families from The Children’s Aid Society’s Preventive Services Program. This is the third year for the event and it’s become a wonderful tradition that these families really appreciate.
On the eve of Thanksgiving, in the face of some awful winter weather, chefs from the city’s finest hotels and restaurants gathered at the Dunlevy Milbank Center to prepare a fantastic Thanksgiving feast for more than 1,000 Harlem residents—including many families participants in our Early Childhood and School Age programs.
As we approach the coldest months of the year, we are reminded that not every family can afford a new winter coat. Operation Warm was started in 2002 with this in mind—and a goal to see that our neediest children are outfitted with coats to protect them from the harsh winter elements.
Husband-and-wife team Nicholas Kristof, of the New York Times, and Sheryl WuDunn have written a powerful new book, A Path Appears, about the individuals and institutions making the world a better place through local and global initiatives. We’re incredibly excited that the authors have included Dr.