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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.

Parent Literacy Event at Children’s Aid’s Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Campus

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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

The Children's Aid Society Hosts Grand Opening of New Bronx Headquarters for Health Services, Foster Care

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Thu, 2013-03-07

The Children’s Aid Society today announced that it will hold a grand opening for its new 40,000 square foot Bronx headquarters on Wednesday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Children’s Aid Commemorates Dominican Independence

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Parents and other adults who participate in engagement programs at Children’s Aid recently gathered at the Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Campus for its annual Dominican Independence Celebration.

Children’s Aid College Prep Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

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To commemorate the birthday of Theodore Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School held a day of activities to celebrate his talents last Friday. Staff dressed in costumes of characters from Dr. Seuss stories, and the school was decorated from floor to ceiling with student artwork and colorful images from the books.

Richard Buery Featured on NY1’s Road to City Hall

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Ever since the president laid out a plan for creating universal access to pre-school in his State of the Union speech, experts across the country have been weighing in on the importance of the early years of a child’s life to future success.

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."

Read the full article here.


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.

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