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.
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.
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.
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.
The Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School has made available its 2013-2014 lottery application. The lottery system for this charter school located in the Morrisania section of the Bronx is open to all students but will once again prioritize students with specific needs or vulnerabilities.