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Food Justice Program Unveils New Website

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The Children’s Aid Society Food Justice Program recently launched its brand new website. It features student work, videos, photos and a downloadable curriculum.

Youth Ambassadors Lobby for SYEP Funding in Albany

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On Tuesday, January 28, youth advocates from The Children’s Aid Society attended the Campaign for Summer Jobs’ 15th Annual Youth Action Day in Albany. Youth Action Day is a lobbying initiative which brings together lawmakers with youth to discuss the positive impact of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and press for more funding.

Youth Celebrate Their Mentors

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In honor of National Mentoring Month, members from the Children’s Aid Society’s East Harlem Center’s Project LIVE program treated their mentors to a dinner at Chef Ho's Peking Duck Grill on Wednesday, January 29.

Youth Honor Dr. King with Day of Community Service

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Last week, schools, banks and government agencies all kept their doors closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day but some dedicated youth leaders at the Children’s Aid Society East Harlem Center were hard at work inspiring their younger counter-parts to give back to their community.

City Releases Universal Pre-K Implementation Plan

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Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio released a detailed plan for implementation of his proposed full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten program this September. The plan, which relies on an increase in the personal income tax rate for high-income New York City households, would provide full-day UPK programs for over 53,000 four-year-olds across the city by September, with an increase to over 73,000 for the 2015-2016 school year. Children’s Aid supports de Blasio’s plan.

New York Times: Modern Family Matters

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Late last year, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof asked readers to weigh in on unreported topics to consider for 2014. Many responded that the breakdown of the family and the rise of single parent households would be fitting subjects.

An Evening with Acclaimed Author Cris Beam

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Please join us for an evening with author Cris Beam, who will discuss her acclaimed book, To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care. The New York Times has called it “a triumph of narrative reporting and storytelling.”

A panel discussion (moderated by Mary Keane from You Gotta Believe) will follow on the unique challenges for teens in foster care and what it will take to improve the system.

WNBC: The Debrief with David Ushery

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Inspired by a story on Next Generation Catering that ran in the New York Times, NBC-4’s David Ushery hosted the young men featured in that story for an interview at famed broadcast hub Rockefeller Center.

CAS Students Interview Metta World Peace

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Right before a Knicks vs. Bobcats basketball game last semester, Children’s Aid students Binta Diakite and Terrell Dixon sat down for an exciting interview with Metta World Peace of the New York Knicks.

WNYC: Paying Kids to Go to School

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Reporter Mirela Iverac explores Family Rewards, a program that operates in the Bronx and Memphis, Tenn. Providing cash payments to poor families who meet health, employment and education goals. Children’s Aid has administrated the program, which is funded by the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity, for several years.

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