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National Foster Care Month

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There probably aren’t a lot of people who experience the foster care system and call it a blessing in disguise.

Then again, there aren’t many people like Krystine Dykes. She’s 28 and she basically rescued two younger brothers far-from-ideal foster care situations to give them a home they could trust and feel safe in. It was also a home she filled with love.

Little Steps, Huge Leaps

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Parents whose children attend our Early Childhood programs appreciate how excited and prepared they are for kindergarten. Just ask Tatiana Henderson.

Gavin was her second child to attend The Children’s Aid Society’s Richmond Early Learning Center in Staten Island. For three years, the staff nurtured Gavin’s curiosity, provided encouragement, and created an environment for exploration and learning.

A Family Makes it Official

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Bronx Stakeholders Come Together to Tackle Chronic Absenteeism

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Dozens of stakeholders in the South Bronx community gathered at East Bronx Academy for the Future to raise awareness of the critical role that strong attendance plays in academic success and to kick-off an allied effort among 61 schools, as part of the South Bronx Rising Together collective impact initiative, to dramatically reduce chronic absenteeism in the area.

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Bronx Stakeholders Come Together to Tackle Chronic Absenteeism

Phoebe Boyer: Steering the Children’s Aid “Battleship”

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Phoebe Boyer: Steering the Children’s Aid “Battleship”

Foster Friday: The Making of a Family

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Herbert Godoy and David Hatcher had been thinking for some time about how they were going to start their family. They knew they were going to adopt but didn’t know which of several routes to take. Then they saw a picture of Jaylen.

A Victory in Albany

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For nearly a year, The Children’s Aid Society has led a coalition of 75 community-based organizations from every corner of New York State—called the Fostering Youth Success Alliance—to persuade key legislators and members of the Cuomo administration to develop a comprehensive support system for college-age foster youth.

On April 1, we scored our first major victory!

A Groundbreaking Day in the South Bronx

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Yesterday was a big day for the South Bronx community. It marked the official commencement of a project that we’ve actually been working on for some time: the Bronx Community School, a $45 million facility that will be home to Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School and a full slate of programming for children as well as many services for their families.

CAS and Phipps Neighborhoods Announce $1MM Grant from JPMorgan Chase

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New York, NY - Phipps Neighborhoods and The Children’s Aid Society today joined forces to announce a $1,000,000 expansion grant from JPMorgan Chase to support their cradle-through-career collective impact initiative in the South Bronx.

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Fostering Youth Success Alliance

The mission of the alliance is to improve the socioeconomic, health, housing, and educational outcomes and foster a successful transition to independence for youth in care and aging out of care in NYS through collaborative efforts, effective advocacy strategies, and youth empowerment. The alliance’s steering committee is comprised of concerned stakeholders committed to advocating for policy changes, programs and services for youth in care and youth aging out of care in New York.

Fostering Youth Success Alliance

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