On the first day of the 2008-09 school year, Children’s Aid celebrated a special grant from New York State Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat for our work in two community schools in Washington Heights.
Sponsored by the Audrey Miller Poritzky Education Fund (AMPEF) for Children, The Children’s Aid Society’s Youth Speak Out on Education featured performances and presentations from teens addressing potential solutions to the New York City student drop out crisis.
Acclaimed Metropolitan Opera soprano Anne-Carolyn Bird and fellow musicians joined forces onstage at Broadway Presbyterian Church for a concert to benefit the tuition-free music programs of The Children’s Aid Society.
During this special visit to The Children’s Aid Society, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced the launch of a campaign of commitment for children and families in crisis who are served by the Garden of Dreams Foundation.
On June 20th and 21st, 2008 The Children's Aid Society’s Frederick Douglass Center on Columbus Avenue and 104th Street welcomed friends old and new for a joyous celebration of the center’s 50th anniversary.