March 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the first Children’s Aid Society-New York City Department of Education community school—Intermediate School 218 (also known as the Salomé Ureña Campus).


As Children’s Aid community schools in New York City celebrate their 25th anniversary this month, the National Center for Community schools (NCCS) wants to reflect on the strong bond with our local sites, which have hosted thousands of study visits...

Profiles of Altered Destinies

In 1992, Children’s Aid embarked on a significant initiative, one that appeared to address complex social issues in a fresh, constructive way.

Visitor Profiles

Matthew Pielli, director of YMCA schools and community engagement, and seven of his new community schools directors participated in a study visit to the Whitney Young Campus in the Bronx, which houses three Children’s Aid community schools.

What's Informing Our Thinking

This month we recommend one of the first books to feature the Children’s Aid community schools as a strategy to help address inequalities: Altered Destinies: Making Life Better for School Children in Need, by the late Gene I. Maeroff...