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Across The Children's Aid Society, Summer Combines Constructive Fun and Quality Learning

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The summer break that for most affluent children offers exposure to continuous learning can become, for low-income students, a time of lost opportunity. Research shows that all students experience some learning loss in mathematics between June and August; but, unlike their more advantaged peers who make slight gains in reading, low-income students lose on average three months of proficiency if not exposed to enriching activities during summer. Many never recover, and the cumulative effect of this drop contributes to the widening achievement gap.

Summer Interns Praise Political Experience

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Dozens of teens gathered at The Children’s Aid Society’s National Center for Community Schools for the 2013 Internship Appreciation Ceremony on Friday, August 9 to celebrate the culmination of a memorable summer work experience.

Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools: A Practical Guide

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Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools: A Practical Guide.  Social return on investment (SROI) analysis offers a practical new approach for measuring and communicating the value of outcomes achieved by programs that provide social, health, and educational services to children and their families.

Summer Campers Dream Big with Justice Sotomayor

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Last week, about 50 second and third graders from the Children’s Aid Summer Camp at C. S. 211 shared a day of fun, learning and inspiration with U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor.

NCCS Works with NYC Mayor’s Task Force on Truancy and Absenteeism

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The Children’s Aid Society, through our National Center for Community Schools (NCCS), began providing technical assistance to the Mayor’s Interagency Task Force Every Student, Every Day Initiative in 2010.   

Community Schools and "Mind in The Making" A Win-Win Collaboration

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“Mind in the Making (MITM)  and Community Schools: Crossing Boundaries and Creating Strong Linkages for Children Birth through Eight and for their Families,” is a collaborative project among The Families and Work Institute, the Institute for Educational Leadership  and The Children’s Aid Society’s National Center for Community Schools that began i

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Study Visit to CAS Schools in Washington Heights by New York State Governor’s Office, NYS State Education Department and the Council on Children and Families

2012-13, A Remarkable Year for Parent and Family Engagement at Children's Aid Society Community Schools

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Creating programs that are rooted in research is a significant practice at Children’s Aid. This is true of our work with parents and family, since decades of research show that their engagement is critical to student academic success. Higher test scores and graduation rates, as well as increased motivation and self-esteem, are just some of the benefits of parent engagement.  Even more than socioeconomic background, an engaged parent is a reliable predictor of improved academic performance.

Social Return on Investment: A Powerful Tool for Communicating – The Monetary Value of Community Schools

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A new study on Social Return on Investment (SROI) of community schools offers compelling evidence of the strategy’s impact on children, families and communities.  With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Children’s Aid Society National Center for Community Schools (NCCS) contracted with The Finance Project (TFP) to conduct a study to determine the SROI of two of its full-service community schools, P. S.

National Center for Community Schools Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Address Summer Learning Loss

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The National Center for Community Schools (NCCS) was invited by Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help develop its “Brain Gain” summer enrichment curriculum, which will be piloted in 250 Clubs across the country this summer.  NCCS is drawing on The Children’s Aid Society’s years of experience designing summer camp programs in our community schools, community centers and Wagon Road Camp as well as on our national ca

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