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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

Children’s Aid Announces the Relocation of its Central Headquarters

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Thu, 2015-08-06

The Children’s Aid Society today announced that it is relocating its central headquarters from 105 East 22nd Street to 711 3rd Avenue. Children’s Aid has executed a five-year lease for a new principal place of business following the sale of its headquarters at the United Charities Building, where it has operated for more than 100 years. Children’s Aid will continue to operate its programs and services at it more than 50 sites in the South Bronx, Washington Heights, Harlem, and Northern Staten Island.

Children’s Aid Secures $3.75 Million HHS Grant

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Wed, 2015-07-22

The Children’s Aid Society is proud to announce an award of $3.75 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Adolescent Health that will fund innovative programming designed to prevent unwanted pregnancies and educate teenagers about the consequences of risky behavior. The programming, spread over five years, will target the South Bronx, the nation’s poorest congressional district, where rates of teen pregnancy and birth, sexually transmitted diseases, and foster care placements far exceed the national averages.

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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.

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