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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Campus, a Children’s Aid community school site in Washington Heights, recently hosted a gathering of roughly 80 parents and their middle schoolers. This was no regular home-school communication meeting; it was a rather impressive cross-ge