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A Model New York Program to Keep Young Lives on Track

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Voice of America, the largest U.S. international broadcaster reaching millions of listeners and viewers abroad, recently profiled the CAS-Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program.

First, a New York-based VOA reporter sat down for interviews with program founder Dr. Michael Carrera, staffer and former participant Felipe Ayala and recent program graduate Kaity Modesto. Then, she came back to see the program in action.

NYC Holds Awards Ceremony for Early Head Start Parents

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On April 17, New York City Children's Services Division of Early Care and Education hosted the 2013 City-wide Head Start Policy Council Installation and Award Ceremony.  The event honored New York City parents who have committed to sitting on the ACS Parent Board as representatives for the children and families in Head Start programs.  In her welcome, Deputy Commissioner Myung Lee applauded the parents for their dedication a

From the Associates Council: Courage – Sponsorship and Raffles

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The Wizard of Oz is not only a quest for the Emerald City. It’s also a search for a brain for the Scarecrow, a heart for the Tin Man, and courage for the Cowardly Lion.

Foster Care and Disconnected Youth: A Way Forward for New York

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Fannie Lou Holds Its First Student Opportunity Fair

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With the end of the school year approaching, students at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, a Children’s Aid community school, spent the day yesterday exploring exciting options for the summer.

Students to Perform at Garden of Dreams Talent Show at Radio City Music Hall

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In partnership with Madison Square Garden Entertainment, the Garden of Dreams Talent Show is one of the Garden of Dreams Foundation’s most anticipated events of the year. Hosted at Radio City Music Hall, the event will showcase the talents of more than 100 children from the Foundation’s partner organizations, including Children’s Aid, who will have the opportunity to perform on the grand stage.

Carrera model: A lesson plan for life rocks Union students

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The CAS-Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program is currently being implemented in 13 states and the District of Columbia. One site getting lots of attention is Oklahoma, which is fifth among states in rates of teen pregnancy and where a public-private partnership has formed to bring the successes of the Carrera program to Tulsa schools.

Built on seven integrated components, from academics to mental health to financial literacy, CAS-Carrera truly embraces the promise in each and every student.

Third Annual Fitness Jamboree Hosted by The Associates Council

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Late last month, the Associates Council (AC) of The Children’s Aid Society hosted its third annual Fitness Jamboree at the Milbank Center.

New Report: Developing a Social Impact Bond

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The Children's Aid Society recently announced the release of a new report, “Developing a Social Impact Bond: Lessons from a Provider.”

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.

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