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Winter 2010 - Children's Aid Newsletter

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Contents

  • Looking for Foster Parents
  • From the CEO: Continuing Our Critical Work
  • Keeping Supporters Up-To-Date: The Children's Aid Blog
  • Partner Spotlight: EXCEL at NYU Academy
  • Our Work at a Glance: Hope Leadership Academy Expands
  • We Care Gift Workshop
  • Meet Lena Marie, Past Participant in the EXCEL Program and Current NYU Student
  • Monthly Giving — A Simple Way to Increase your Impact

Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention Services

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The Children’s Aid Society believes that when there is violence in the home, every member of the family is affected. That's why the Family Wellness Program addresses domestic violence from the perspective of the entire family.

A wide range of services is available for those who have experienced violence in their homes or in dating relationships. They include:

What's Informing Our Thinking

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This month we recommend the book PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, which documents the plight of several young black girls whose lives were failed not only by the nation’s education system, but by the juvenile justice system as well.

Visitors Profiles

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August 5
Mercer Street Friends, Trenton, New Jersey

New York State Officially Launches a Community Schools Network, Creating a Strong Policy and Advocacy Agenda

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Across the country, the community school strategy is being embraced as a viable and responsive approach to education reform. With 12 community school bills passed in 10 states, 2015 proved to be a banner year. The December 2015 reauthorization of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), represents new opportunities for community schools to be codified into state law, supported by landmark federal legislation. This growing momentum has influenced state funding policies across the country.

Giving Parents the Tools They Need Year Round

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At the Children’s Aid Salomé Ureña Campus in Washington Heights, adults are never too old to learn English language skills and the intricacies of the American education system.  The school held its Sixth Annual Parent Summer Camp from July 7-29.  According to Community School Director Migdalia Cortes, the camp serves to educate parents who are in most cases first-generation immigrants, offering a range of topics that empower them to make informed decisions for their families. 

What's Informing Our Thinking

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Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why

By Paul Tough, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016

Visitors Profiles

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July 22  
Franklin McKinley School District, Santa Clara County, San Jose, California

My Journey in Developing Two Community Schools in Western Australia

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This Is Not Working

Positive Visibility and Communication: Essential to the Sustainability of Community Schools

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As community schools across the country get ready to start the school year, we would like to remind our colleagues about the crucial role marketing and communications play in the long-term sustainability of big and small initiatives. Community school’s leaders must be aware of the importance of communicating the concept, vision, and process to all stakeholders within the school, the community, and beyond: funders, legislators, the press, and business groups—in short, anyone who might benefit from the initiative.

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