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Spring 2010 - Children's Aid Newsletter

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Contents

  • Budget Cuts Affect Summer Camps
  • Healthy Choices Begin Now
  • Preparing Youth for the Changing Job Market
  • Donor Spotlight

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:

Visitors Profiles

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June 6
Silver School of Social Work, New York University /Taiwan/American Cross-Cultural Training Program

Michael Wagner, the director of permanency at Children’s Aid, and Hersilia Méndez, NCCS director of external affairs and communications, organized a study visit for a group of 25 child welfare professionals from Taiwan to the Salomé Ureña de Henriquez Campus. The participants wanted to see a community school in action and learn how the strategy supports the educational and social well-being of children and families.

What's Informing Our Thinking

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Everyone Counts: Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?, by Josh Lerner, PhD, published by Cornell University Press, 2014.

Profiles of Altered Destinies: An Exemplary Mother and Parent Coordinator

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A crucial component of the Children’s Aid community schools strategy is building solid, trusting relationships with fathers, mothers, and any other adults that play a significant role in the lives of children. Our goal is to help them to be involved in and supportive of their children’s education, and further engage them in their own learning. The task requires commitment, passion, purpose, creativity, patience, and hard work.

Full-Service Community Schools Show Promise as School Improvement Strategy

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A new study by The Learning Policy Institute(LPI) and the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) reveals the community schools strategy can be an important part of systemic school reform under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

What's Informing Our Thinking

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Elev8 Final Report, Prepared by Research for Action and McClanahan Associates, May 2016

Visitors Profiles

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May 10
Eisenhower Fellow Sangeetha Madhu, India

Profiles of Altered Destinies: A Community School’s Impact on A Mother and Her Sons

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Lencis Andujar has been the office manager at the Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Campus (SU Campus), a Children’s Aid community school that opened in 1992, for the last four years, and has worked for the agency at different schools for 17 years. But her relationship with community schools began before that, at P.S. 5, a Children’s Aid full-service community school that opened in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood in 1993.

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