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From the Associates Council: “Emerald City” Announces Special Guest Tanya Steel, Editor-in-Chief of Epicurious.com

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With the countdown to “Emerald City” underway, we’re announcing programming details here first!

We’re thrilled to have Tanya Steel on board as our special guest. As editor-in-chief of Epicurious.com and Gourmet.com, and best-selling author of Real Food for Healthy Kids, Tanya has a philosophy for teaching children to cook (and love) ‘real’, healthy food that aligns perfectly with our mission.

The Children’s Aid Society Associates Council Hosts “Emerald City” Spring Cocktail Event To Raise Funds for Youth Nutrition Programs

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Wed, 2013-04-03

New York, NY, April 3, 2013 – The Associates Council of The Children’s Aid Society announced today that it will host its third annual spring fundraiser on Wednesday, May 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The event, called “Emerald City,” will support Go!Healthy, a Children’s Aid program that aims to prevent and slow rates of childhood obesity in low-income communities.

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Food Justice Students Embark on Community Projects

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The radical thinking middle-schoolers in our Food Justice Program have been working hard since the beginning of the school year--exploring topics such as hunger and food security, what it means to eat healthy and the impact our food choices have both personally and as a community.

Campaign for Children Rallies Outside City Hall

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Hundreds of children, youth workers and government officials gathered this morning outside of City Hall, rallying against the proposed budget cuts to after-school and other OST (out-of-school time) programs.

Fannie Lou High School Wins Basketball Tournament

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The boys basketball team at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, a Children’s Aid community school, achieved their dream of winning the Division B basketball championship on March 17.

Richard Buery Discusses “Family Rewards” on Al Jazeera English

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In August 2012, The Children’s Aid Society assumed management of the Family Rewards Program, a three-year, $6 million conditional cash transfer program in New York City and Memphis, Tennessee.

New York Times: A Lifeline for Children of the Street

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The story of The Children's Aid Society's founding is the basis for a "Streetscapes" column in the New York Times this weekend.

As he undertook a major building campaign in the 1880s, Charles Loring Brace earned a "record of child-saving" without equal around the world, according to a magazine at the time. He focused his efforts on the illiterate and homeless children on New York City's streets, estimated at some 210,000 in the late 1870s.

From the Associates Council: Down the Yellow Brick Road

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Like “The Odyssey” and “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Wizard of Oz” is a story about a quest. At the end of the yellow brick road lies the Emerald City, and all Dorothy and her friends have to do is get there.

Easier said than done.

IBM Donates Kid-friendly Computer Stations to the Drew Hamilton Learning Center

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Technology company IBM recently donated brand new, cutting edge computer stations to four classrooms at The Children’s Aid Society’s Drew Hamilton Learning Center as part of an effort to distribute computers to early childhood programs located within N

Hope Leadership Students Featured in Spots on MSG Networks

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Last month, four students from the Hope Leadership Academy were selected to participate in a special video project with the Garden of Dreams Foundation and the Madison Square Garden Networks. Each student—Kiara Harris, Brandon Michael, Jamarlee Nash-Fuller and General Washington—composed an essay for Black History Month to explore the idea of making history today. A crew from MSG Networks taped the students reading their essays and walking through the neighborhood surrounding the Milbank Center in Harlem.

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