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Celebrating a Head Start on Learning

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Family, friends and staff looked on with pride as their children paraded into the decorated gym at the P.S. 152 Dyckman Valley School this past Tuesday for the school’s very first Head Start “Moving Up” ceremony.

Grand Opening Held for the Manhattan Preventive Services Center

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AAMI Hosts “The Central Park Five” Screening, Panel Discussion

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On Tuesday night, several dozen young men who are part of Children’s Aid’s African American Male Initiative (AAMI) attended a screening of the 2012 Ken Burns documentary, “The Central Park Five.”  The documentary recounts the wrongful conviction of five black and Latino teenagers for the brutal

A Visit from the Chancellor

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Schools Chancellor Walcott, along with DYCD Commissioner Mullgrav, paid a visit to CS 211 this morning as part of a tour of NYC Summer Quest sites. Together, the group practiced with the marching band, observed a cooking demonstration and paid a visit to the chicken coop outside 211.

Celebrating 25 Years of AileyCamp

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The Children's Aid/AileyCamp empowers young people by helping them develop a strong sense of self-esteem, self-expression and mastery. It is made possible through a decades-long partnership between Children's Aid and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

This morning, the national director of AileyCamp was featured on NBC-4 New York to discuss the 25th anniversary of the camps.

Watch the video here.

 

Volunteers Brighten Up Harlem Early Childhood Center

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In June, the Children’s Aid Society’s Drew Hamilton Children’s Center got a splash of color thanks to volunteers from the Fixed Income Division of Morgan Stanley.

Richard Buery, Children’s Aid Society President and CEO, Addresses New York City Budget

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Mon, 2013-06-24

New York, NY – “We commend Speaker Quinn and the City Council and Mayor Bloomberg for restoring proposed budget cuts to vital programs for children and working families, including early childhood and after-school programs. These programs set children up for success in school and support thousands of low-income families, who count on them to provide safe and supportive care so parents can work. We call on the next administration to prioritize early childhood and after-school programs by fully funding them as part of future budgets.”

EXCEL Keeps College Dreams in Reach at 2013 Graduation

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This past Friday, June 14, The Children’s Aid Society’s EXCEL Program (Education eXecellence Creating Empowered Leaders) graduated 47 high school seniors and 25 college graduates at a li

Special Art Show Featuring Children's Aid Artists

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This spring, The Children’s Aid Society was honored to be one of five UBS NYC community partners to participate in a special art show, featuring artwork inspired by the Guggenheim UBS Map Global Art Initiative’s “No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia” exhibit. Students from the East Harlem Center and Community School P.S.

Community Schools Model Shown to Offer Significant Social Return on Investment in Landmark Case Study

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Wed, 2013-06-19

New York, NY—The Children’s Aid Society and The Finance Project today announced the release of a case study whose promising results and companion guide will enable community schools around the country to demonstrate a significant social return on investment (SROI) for this proven education reform strategy, which brings together under one roof essential academic, health, parent engagement and social se

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