The second annual Iron Go! Chefs competition was held on April 19th, 2011 at the East Harlem Center! Teams of elementary and middle school students from Children's Aid Society centers and community schools raced against the clock to cook delicous and healthy meals. On the judges panel were Children’s Aid staff, New York City Commissioner Nazli Parvisi and Radio Show host and Institute for Culinary Education instructor Chef Erica (a.k.a. Chefsmartypants) Wides.
On the afternoon of Friday, March 4, 2011, Children's Aid Society staff, parents, elected officials and some of the cutest 0-3 year olds unveiled the newest Early Head Start program in Washington Heights. NY1 was there to cover the event. The video shows the beautiful new facility and also features Katherine Eckstein, Children's Aid Director of Public Policy, discussing the need for continued federal support for Early Head Start programs.
At the opening of The Children’s Aid Society Community Schools Practicum, United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan emphasizes the central role community schools play in removing barriers to learning and enhancing opportunities for students and families.
Students, parents and staff at The Children’s Aid Society Community School P.S. 152 were joined by elected officials for the 10th Annual Lights On Afterschool, a national event organized by the Afterschool Alliance to highlight the need for and importance of afterschool programs.
New York State Assemblymember Adriano Espaillat and local community board member Manny De Los Santos met with the officers of the P.S. 152 Youth Leadership Council to discuss the importance of high-quality afterschool activities to families in Washington Heights and across the country.