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A Battle for Children's Health

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Today, a number of our allies are at the New York State Court of Appeals making the case for a cap on the portion size of sodas and other sugary drinks to 16 ounces. This regulation was the work of the Bloomberg administration. While it generated lots of questions and a fair bit of controversy, one thing is certain: high-calorie sugary drinks have had a serious impact on the health of obese children across the city.

May is Foster Care Month: Hilda Nunez Opens Her Heart and Home to Teens

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Hilda Nunez, a case manager for a nonprofit that serves the elderly, has been a foster parent for almost a decade, but it might never have happened if she hadn’t talked to her neighbor one day.

That neighbor, in Hunts Point in the Bronx, saw how Hilda was around children, and she suggested that Hilda become a foster parent.

NYBGCA Youth of Year Competition

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Last week, The Children’s Aid Society was represented by Ciarra Leocadio in the New York State Youth of the Year competition. Ciarra, who is part of the Boys & Girls Club out of the Hope Leadership Academy, traveled to Albany on Sunday, May 18, with Angela Sharpe.

New York Knicks Player J.R. Smith Visits Fred Doug

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On Tuesday, New York Knicks player J.R. Smith dropped by The Children’s Aid Society’s Frederick Douglass Center to hang out with our kids and their families.

May is Foster Care Month: Geraldine Williams does not like a quiet home

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Several years ago, that was what she came back to each night after work. The youngest of her four children had moved out. Her husband had recently passed away. She was missing something.

“I needed some kids in the house,” said Geraldine.

May is Foster Care Month: Opening Hearts Through the Home

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May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the many people that open their hearts when a young person is in need of a stable home and emotional support during a family crisis. It’s also a time to acknowledge that there are approximately 400,000 children and youth in foster care on any given day—and that there is always a need for new foster parents who want to change the lives of young people.

From the Associates Council: We painted the Town (and the Roses) Red!

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Last Thursday the Associate's Council and their many guests traveled down the rabbit hole and up to the Manhattan Penthouse for "Wonderland", an unforgettable cocktail party in support of The Children’s Aid foster care program.

13th Annual Children’s Art Show

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On Wednesday, The Children’s Aid Society hosted its 13th Annual Children’s Art Show at the Boricua College Art Gallery in Washington Heights. The wet weather didn’t deter the dozens of children, families and friends excited to view approximately 150 pieces of curated and professionally framed artwork that dressed the walls of the gallery.

Children's Aid Community Schools Cited in New York Times Sunday Dialogue

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On Sunday, April 26, a New York Times feature called Sunday Dialogue touched on issues of school choice and the unequal playing field in public education.

From the Associates Council: Raffle Prizes That Will Drive You Mad!

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One of highlights of the annual spring fête thrown by The Associates Council of The Children’s Aid Society is the spectacular raffle. Unlike normal raffles, you can pledge your tickets towards the prize of your choosing in distinct tiers. This year we have introduced a new tier!

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