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May is Foster Care Month: Geraldine Williams does not like a quiet home

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Several years ago, that was what she came back to each night after work. The youngest of her four children had moved out. Her husband had recently passed away. She was missing something.

“I needed some kids in the house,” said Geraldine.

May is Foster Care Month: Opening Hearts Through the Home

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May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the many people that open their hearts when a young person is in need of a stable home and emotional support during a family crisis. It’s also a time to acknowledge that there are approximately 400,000 children and youth in foster care on any given day—and that there is always a need for new foster parents who want to change the lives of young people.

From the Associates Council: We painted the Town (and the Roses) Red!

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Last Thursday the Associate's Council and their many guests traveled down the rabbit hole and up to the Manhattan Penthouse for "Wonderland", an unforgettable cocktail party in support of The Children’s Aid foster care program.

13th Annual Children’s Art Show

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On Wednesday, The Children’s Aid Society hosted its 13th Annual Children’s Art Show at the Boricua College Art Gallery in Washington Heights. The wet weather didn’t deter the dozens of children, families and friends excited to view approximately 150 pieces of curated and professionally framed artwork that dressed the walls of the gallery.

Children's Aid Community Schools Cited in New York Times Sunday Dialogue

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On Sunday, April 26, a New York Times feature called Sunday Dialogue touched on issues of school choice and the unequal playing field in public education.

From the Associates Council: Raffle Prizes That Will Drive You Mad!

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One of highlights of the annual spring fête thrown by The Associates Council of The Children’s Aid Society is the spectacular raffle. Unlike normal raffles, you can pledge your tickets towards the prize of your choosing in distinct tiers. This year we have introduced a new tier!

From the Associates Council: Thank you to our Wonderland sponsors!

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With the Wonderland fundraiser only a week away, we wanted to take a moment to thank our sponsors who are supporting The Children's Aid Society's Foster Care program by making this event possible.

Scholars Study and Save with Citi

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On Wednesday April 9, Citi celebrated its National Teach Children to Save initiative with a kickoff event at the Children’s Aid Society’s College Prep Charter School (CACPCS) and C.S. 211 in the Bronx.

Week of the Young Child

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The Week of the Young Child is an annual week-long celebration in April sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Week of the Young Child was first established in 1971 to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

Curtis HS Youth Spread The Love

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For Self Harm Awareness month in March, student health ambassadors at Curtis High School, a Children's Aid Society community school in Staten Island, organized a “Self-Love Day.” Student volunteers handed out surveys that youth completed anonymously and led activities like "Fears vs Dreams" from the Tags /

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