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At Drew Hamilton: Plantings & A Pep Talk from a Young Alum

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Richard Buery on the Huffington Post: The High Costs of Aging Out

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For many young people, the transition from teen to independent adult is a gradual process that extends into their mid- to late 20s, with financial and emotional support from family. Most youth make it, but a significant number don’t—and so they become disconnected.

Youth who age out of foster care have the hardest time getting on their feet, and without family to rely on, the odds of success are against them.  But investments in the futures of these young people can result in significant benefits to them and to society.

Children’s Art Show Draws Hundreds of Viewers

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Last week, The Children’s Aid Society hosted its 12th annual Children’s Art Show at the Dunlevy Milbank Center, located in Harlem.

From the Associates Council: Q&A with Tanya Steel

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Meet Tanya Wenman Steel, editor-in-chief of Epicurious.com, best-selling cook book author, James Beard award winner and mother of two quickly growing (and eating) boys. We're thrilled to have her joining our Emerald City event as our special guest!

Children’s Aid Supports Denim Day NYC, Advocacy for Sexual Assault Victims

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In 1998, the Italian Supreme Court dismissed a rape case, reasoning that since the victim was wearing tight jeans–which are hard to remove–she must have consented to the act.

Rhinelander Children’s Center Hosts “Garden of Lights” Event

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On April 24, the Rhinelander Children’s Center will hold its annual “Garden of Lights” fundraiser at the beautiful Battery Gardens in downtown Manhattan. Rhinelander, a premier Upper East Side resource offering arts, education and recreational programs, will celebrate with a buffet and cocktails, as well as an auction and a raffle.

NYC Holds Awards Ceremony for Early Head Start Parents

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On April 17, New York City Children's Services Division of Early Care and Education hosted the 2013 City-wide Head Start Policy Council Installation and Award Ceremony.  The event honored New York City parents who have committed to sitting on the ACS Parent Board as representatives for the children and families in Head Start programs.  In her welcome, Deputy Commissioner Myung Lee applauded the parents for their dedication a

From the Associates Council: Courage – Sponsorship and Raffles

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The Wizard of Oz is not only a quest for the Emerald City. It’s also a search for a brain for the Scarecrow, a heart for the Tin Man, and courage for the Cowardly Lion.

Foster Care and Disconnected Youth: A Way Forward for New York

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Fannie Lou Holds Its First Student Opportunity Fair

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With the end of the school year approaching, students at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, a Children’s Aid community school, spent the day yesterday exploring exciting options for the summer.

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