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From the Associates Council: Supporting an Incredible Cause

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On Wednesday, November 20th, the Associates Council is hosting its 17th annual fall fundraiser themed Midnight in Paris.

Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will benefit The Children’s Aid Society Go!Healthy program, an initiative that follows children from early childhood through adolescence and beyond, educating them about wellness, nutrition and healthy cooking.

From the Associates Council: Bonjour Midnight in Paris!

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The Associates Council is pleased to invite you to the 17th annual fall fundraiser, Midnight in Paris, an evening fête and fundraiser to help The Children’s Aid Society enable children in poverty to succeed and thrive. Details below:

Save The Date for "The Graduates/Los Graduados"

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Children’s Aid Shines the Lights on Afterschool

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On October 17, The Children’s Aid Society joined organizations around the country for the 14th Annual Lights On Afterschool rally. Lights On Afterschool is celebrated nationwide to call attention to the importance of after-school programs for America's children, families and communities.

Struggling Parents Anxious as Government Shutdown Could Close Subsidized Daycare

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On the eve of the shutdown of the federal government over a budget impasse, WPIX reporter James Ford decided to explore what this action means for working families who count on government-funded early childhood programs.

Sending Disruptive Students to the E.R. Worries Docs, Advocates

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WNYC’s education reporter, Beth Fertig, examined records of 911 calls and found that a majority were made from schools serving special education students with the most serious needs.

Roy Laird, who supervises Children’s Aid’s school-based mental health programs, spoke with her about the advantage of having trained staff on hand to assess needs and avoid ER calls when possible.

You can listen to the story below.

Be Our Guest: Memo to the new mayor: Expand, don't cut, child care and after-school programs

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On the eve of the New York City’s Tuesday primaries, leaders from several large social service agencies are calling on the future mayor to create a city in which every child has access to safe, high-quality and affordable early education and after-school programs.

From 1963 to 2013: Is black America better off 50 years after ‘I Have a Dream’

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In this story for theGrio, experts from around the country provide a status report and ideas to tackle major issues facing the nation today. Using the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the story explores whether black Americans are better off on a range of indicators: jobs, wealth, housing, poverty, health care and education.

“Child poverty challenges the fundamentals of this country,” says Richard Buery, President & CEO of The Children's Aid Society, who was interviewed for the story.

Children’s Aid Statement on the New York State Community Schools Initiative

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The Children’s Aid Society applauds Governor Cuomo for launching the New York State Community Schools Initiative, which will put children in some of New York’s highest-needs neighborhoods on a path to success. Community schools make an invaluable contribution to student academic achievement, children’s social and emotional health, family participation and community engagement—in districts around the country and the world.

Community Schools: A Worthwhile Investment

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In June, we launched “Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools,” our case study and companion guide designed to help measure and communicate the value of community schools.

A related commentary has been published in the August 21 issue of Education Week. In it, we describe the results from our case study of schools in Washington Heights and encourage the use of social return on investment to help broaden support for this reform model as it spreads in its third decade.

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