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Lessons from Go!Chefs Featured on Epicurious

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A new Epicurious article, published over the weekend, highlights the Children's Aid Go!Chefs program as part of a discussion about the importance of engaging school-age children in cooking activities. With some expert input from Stefania Patinella, our director of food and nutrition programs, the author talks about kitchen safety tips, the basics of smart shopping, and some age-appropriate recipes to try out. But the article also covers some of the less tangible benefits of programs like Go!Chefs. As Stefania puts it, "Cooking is about self-efficacy. When kids cook, they think, I can do this! And that self-esteem can be more important than the actual skills they gain at this stage."

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Dr. Carrera Presented With a Key to St. Petersburg

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The Children’s Aid Society’s very own Dr. Michael A. Carrera was recognized for his important work in the field of adolescent sexuality last week at a meeting of the St. Petersburg City Council, where he was presented with a key to the city. The Pinellas County Health Department in St.

Food Justice Hits the Streets!

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Students in The Children’s Aid Society’s Food Justice After-School Program have hit the streets to conduct their very own community food assessment. The Food Justice Program empowers young people to explore what food means to them and to their community.

Hundreds Advocate on Behalf of School-Based Health Centers in Albany

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School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) got a much deserved spotlight on February 12 during an all-day advocacy event in Albany. Over 500 hundred SBHC supporters—mostly students, parents and teachers—from around the state visited Albany to urge legislators to hold SBHCs harmless in this year’s budget.

Frederick Douglass Youth Celebrate Fashion Week

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Recently arriving in New York City for fashion week, Australian-based clothing company Dresscode Initiative gave back to the community by hosting a fashion celebration at Children’s Aid’s Frederick Douglass Center.

The Children’s Aid Society and Phipps CDC Announce‘Collective Impact’ Grant from JPMorgan Chase

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Tue, 2013-02-12

The Children’s Aid Society and Phipps Community Development Corporation (Phipps CDC) today announced they have been awarded a $300,000 planning grant from JPMorgan Chase Foundation to develop a cradle-through-college pathway initiative in the South Bronx.

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Hundreds Rally in Albany to Preserve Funding For School-Based Health Centers

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Mon, 2013-02-11

On Tuesday, February 12, The Children’s Aid Society will join an estimated 600 student and parent advocates from around the state for a day of advocacy at Empire State Plaza in Albany to encourage support for school-based health centers (SBHCs), the cost-effective, preventive health centers that deliver onsite care to an estimated 185,000 schoolchildren in New York State each year.

Children’s Aid Benefits from 101st New York Times Neediest Cases Fundraising Campaign

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The Children’s Aid Society is proud to be one of seven New York City charities that benefit from the Neediest Cases Fund, the annual campaign begun in 1911 by the publisher of the New York Times. Every year since then, the Fund has provided relief for emergency needs, including food, clothing, rent and utilities.

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Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School Featured in Education Week

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Last summer, Children’s Aid opened its first charter school, Children’s Aid College Prep, to provide a high-quality education to young children in the Bronx.

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Youth Visit Legislators in Albany to Campaign for Summer Jobs

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On Tuesday, January 29, youth from The Children’s Aid Society’s Lasting Investments in Neighborhood Connections (LINC) program traveled to Albany with other young people from all around the city to meet with state legislators as part of the annual Youth Action Day.

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