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Super Sprowtz Joins Children's Aid Iron Go!Chefs

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The Children’s Aid Society is gearing up for its fourth annual Iron Go! Chefs competition this Thursday, June 6 at the East Harlem Center. Approximately 100 elementary and middle school chefs from East Harlem, Washington Heights and the South Bronx will slice and dice their way to glory and the ultimate title of Iron Go!Chefs!

Positive Deviance Project Finds Keys to School Success

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Recently, a group of Bronx residents met at Children’s Aid’s Next Generation Center to discuss the solutions to school failure they’re seeing among stronger students in the community and how to get other parents and students to model this positive behavior and achieve academic success.

Children's Aid Proudly Graduates its 2012-2013 Adult GED Class

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Last night, 20 adult graduates affiliated with the Salome Urena Campus, a Children's Aid community school, celebrated the completion of their GEDs.

Sephora Donates Prom Dresses to Children's Aid Teens

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Prom season is in full force and for many households, paying for all its details can quickly become a daunting expense. For a group of 40 young ladies from Children’s Aid Society teen programs such as the Dunlevy Milbank Center and the Hope Leadership Academy, finding the right prom dress was made easier thanks to a donation from Sephora Flatiron.

Children’s Aid Holds a Division Wide Word Bee

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Earlier in May, over 20 young people from our community centers gathered at the East Harlem Center to compete in the division wide Word Bee.  Our kids prepared over the course of the entire academic year, diligently  learning the words, their definitions and their parts of speech.

Teens in Action Debut PSA

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Salomé Ureña de Henriquez Campus (SU Campus) in Washington Heights has been buzzing with teen activity over the last few weeks.

Bronx Students Survey Peers About Violence Then Create Safety Plan

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On Wednesday, May 15, a group of young leaders from the South Bronx convened “Keep Calm and Stop the Violence,” a forum on safety and violence to engage their peers, community leaders and elected officials in a conversation about safety concerns and to present recommendations from a recent community survey.

At Drew Hamilton: Plantings & A Pep Talk from a Young Alum

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Children’s Aid Society Names Yolanda McBride New Director of Public Policy

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Thu, 2013-05-16

The Children’s Aid Society announced today the hiring of Yolanda McBride as its new director of public policy. In this role, McBride will lead advocacy efforts at Children’s Aid in a range of areas, including education, health and child welfare, as well as youth development, adolescent pregnancy prevention, juvenile justice and cross-systems coordination.

Program Keeps Troubled New York Youth Close to Home

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The New York Times recently profiled the ”Close to Home” initiative, a collaboration between New York City and New York State to find more appropriate placements for NYC youth in the juvenile justice system and to increase the efficiency of the system as a whole.

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