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Children’s Aid Society Community School Earns an A, Urging for More to Be Done

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As the City reports that only 25% of high school graduates are college-ready, we are proud that The Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, a Children’s Aid Society community school partner, received an A grade on its recent Department of Education report card. Principal Nancy Mann appeared on Fox 5 on Monday night to echo Children’s Aid vision of preparing students in high-needs neighborhoods for college.

Domestic Violence Part 4: How Can You Help

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This is the last in a series of blogs on domestic violence and healthy relationships which we originally posted last year in honor of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

If you know someone who you think is being abused by their spouse or partner, here’s what you can do to help:

CAS Children Protest Afterschool Budget Cuts in Harlem

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“Based on the economic climate, the government needs to know that what’s going on in the city hurts entire families,” Casper Lassiter, Director of Dunlevy Milbank Center said. “They need our services.”

On Thursday, October 20th about a hundred CAS children and supervisors marched in New York City to protects cuts to afterschool programs.

Domestic Violence Part 3: The Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

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This is the third in a series of blogs on domestic violence and healthy relationships which we originally posted last year in honor of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Check back next week for our final blog on Why Victims Stay and how you can help.

Children's Aid Youth "Read for the Record"

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by Donna Chandler

Inaugural Children's Aid Society Gala Raises $1.2 Million to Protect NYC's Neediest Children

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Domestic Violence Part 2: The Effect of Domestic Violence on Children

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This is the second in a series of blogs on domestic violence and healthy relationships which we originally posted last year in honor of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Check back each week in October for upcoming blogs on Why People Abuse and Why Victims Stay.

Mutual Support: the Community Schools Strategy

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Students learn best when their physical, mental, emotional, and other needs are met, but schools rarely have the time and resources available to meet those needs. If schools can find a way to engage families and communities, students are more likely to succeed. But how? One answer is the community schools strategy.

Richard Buery on The Huffington Post: Revamping Sex Education: A New Approach to the Birds and the Bees

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"Parents and policymakers are more likely to embrace school-based family life and sexuality education programs that are age and stage appropriate, while not obsessing over public health outcomes to the exclusion of all other dimensions of a young person's development."

Richard Buery in The NonProfit Times: On Board for Term Limits

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Richard Buery admits he has a hard time getting rid of people. But that’s a good thing. “It’s a testament to how great our organization is and how great our work is,” said the president and CEO of Children’s Aid Society (CAS) in New York City.

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