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From the Associates Council: Friendraising Starts with Midnight in Paris

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When you watch Midnight in Paris, you watch the fantastic minds that defined modernism, hanging out in Gertrude Stein’s Paris apartment, creating culture that would impact generations to come. It’s a great reminder of the power of collaborating with impressive & inspiring people. And that’s what we are excited to do at our fall event – bring together awesome New Yorkers to show them the impact we can make together through The Children’s Aid Society.

From the Associates Council: Escape to Midnight in Paris

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The Associates Council is thrilled to continue our literary themed events by bringing a bit of Parisian sparkle to the lower east side in just a couple short weeks. Following our recent Emerald City spring soiree, the Children’s Aid Society’s 17th Annual fall fundraiser pays homage to Midnight in Paris.

From the Associates Council: Supporting an Incredible Cause

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On Wednesday, November 20th, the Associates Council is hosting its 17th annual fall fundraiser themed Midnight in Paris.

Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will benefit The Children’s Aid Society Go!Healthy program, an initiative that follows children from early childhood through adolescence and beyond, educating them about wellness, nutrition and healthy cooking.

From the Associates Council: Bonjour Midnight in Paris!

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The Associates Council is pleased to invite you to the 17th annual fall fundraiser, Midnight in Paris, an evening fête and fundraiser to help The Children’s Aid Society enable children in poverty to succeed and thrive. Details below:

NY Giants’ Justin Tuck Headlines College Savings Program Launch

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New York Giants’ football star Justin Tuck joined the Citi Foundation and the 1:1 Fund yesterday at the Children’s Aid College Prep to launch a new initiative helping students save and plan for college. A select group of students from AAMI and 100 first and second graders from the charter school are the first group of students to participate.

The program is called CAS College Savers, and all students who sign up for a CAS College Savers account will receive a $100 seed deposit, dollar-for-dollar matched contributions of up to $100 during the first school year and additional matches and incentives as families contribute to the accounts. Initial funding for the program is provided through a $100,000 grant from Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy, a philanthropic initiative established in 2008 by Tuck and his wife Lauran.

The Citi Foundation has supported this initiative by creating a comprehensive program that includes a college readiness curriculum, financial education for children and parents and a matched student savings plan. The 1:1 Fund, a project of the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), allows individual donors to make contributions to the CAS College Savers Program through an online marketplace, which are matched by CFED.

In the United States, graduating from college is the most effective strategy to break intergenerational cycles of poverty. However, less than 10% of students from low-income families graduate from college by their mid-20s. Research demonstrates that dedicated children’s savings accounts–combined with financial education–significantly improve a student’s ability to save for, enroll in and complete college.

The CAS College Savers program joins a growing list of similar efforts in San Francisco, Nevada, Ohio and elsewhere, empowering disadvantaged students to achieve college graduation.

Fannie Lou Students Host a Fresh Foods Youth Market

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Children’s Aid community school Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School recently held its back to school night, where students kicked off the new year in good health by organizing thei

Back to School: The First Week

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Allow for flexibility in your own schedule. You want to be available for any unexpected trips to your child’s school. Some children need help with this new transition and overcoming the anxiety that they may experience at the start of a new school year.

Gearing Up for a New School Year

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All public schools begin classes on Monday, September 9, which does not leave much time to establish a routine if you haven’t already done so in your home. The beginning of a new school year can be anxiety-inducing for parents and children alike but with a few tweaks to a child’s daily routine and pre-planning for the year ahead, the first days of school can start off without a hitch. Below are some helpful tips from The Children’s Aid Society to remember and put into practice to ensure you get off on the right foot:

2013 Iron Go!Chefs Competition

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Super Sprowtz Joins Children's Aid Iron Go!Chefs

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The Children’s Aid Society is gearing up for its fourth annual Iron Go! Chefs competition this Thursday, June 6 at the East Harlem Center. Approximately 100 elementary and middle school chefs from East Harlem, Washington Heights and the South Bronx will slice and dice their way to glory and the ultimate title of Iron Go!Chefs!

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