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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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Staten Island Elected Officials Help Beat the "Summer Slide"

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Staten Island politicians came out to The Children’s Aid Society’s Goodhue Center last week to share their love of reading with summer camp youth for its very first ‘Reading Leaders Day’. Councilwoman Debi Rose, Assemblymember Matthew Titone, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano along with representatives from the offices of the Richmond County District Attorney, State Senator Diane J.

With CME Group Support, Artistic Possibilities Grow in After-School

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In the 2012-2013 school year, after-school arts programming thrived at Children’s Aid community schools P.S. 8, located in Washington Heights, and C.S. 61, located in our South Bronx campus.

Parents Go To Summer Camp Too

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“Tell your kids to let you know when you are being cranky,” advised Myrna Torres, deputy director of the School Age Division for Community Schools to a room full of parents on Tuesday, July 30.

Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools: A Case Study

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Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools:  A Case Study. This case study documents the process of applying social return on investment (SROI) analysis to measure the economic value of two community schools operated by The Children's Aid Society, in partnership with the New York City Department of Educati

For Staten Island Youngsters, Tall Tales Told in the Grass

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As part of its commitment to increase summer learning and counter the effects of the “summer slide,” the Goodhue Center invited local politicians to come out and read to its youngest summer camp participants in the first "Reading Leaders Day."

Experts Analyze Social Services Challenges For Next Mayor

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This week, “The Road to City Hall” explored the many challenges that social services organizations are facing with Richard Buery, president and CEO of the Children's Aid Society, along with Annetta Seecharran, director of policy and advocacy at United Neighborhood Houses, and Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and executive director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.

Watch the show here.

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