The Children's Aid Society Honors Academic Achievers, Artists and Civic-Minded Youth with Scholarships

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Honorable David N. Dinkins to Present Scholarship at Ceremony

Contact:

Ellen Lubell, (w) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864, ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org

Emily Crossan, (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742, emilyc@childrensaidsociety.org

When:

Thursday, June 17, 2010
5:45 – 8:00 p.m.

Where:

Consolidated Edison Company of New York
4 Irving Place (at 14th Street)
Auditorium

What:

The Children’s Aid Society’s E.X.C.E.L. program will honor 48 exceptional high school and college graduates who have participated in Children’s Aid programs in Washington Heights, Harlem, the Bronx and Staten Island. As college costs continue to soar and aid to low-income students declines, higher education is increasingly out of reach for many youth.

Twenty-one scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors to help defray the cost of college. These scholarships are funded by The Children’s Aid Society, individual donors and corporate sponsors.

The Honorable David N. Dinkins, former Mayor of the City of New York, will present a scholarship in memory of his father to the E.X.C.E.L. college graduate with the highest grade point average.

Who:

The Children’s Aid Society’s E.X.C.E.L. (Educational Excellence Creating Empowered Leaders) is a comprehensive educational and life skills program whose mission is to engage students, ages 14-21, in a breadth of services geared towards preparing them for college and promoting their future success. Students receive services in four main concentration areas – academics, social adjustment, cultural awareness and financial literacy.

RSVP necessary to gain access to the ConEd Building – please call Emily Crossan at 917-286-1548 if you would like to attend.

The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to provide comprehensive support for children in need, from birth to young adulthood, and for their families, to fill the gaps between what children have and what they need to thrive. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call 212-949-4938, email ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org, or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.

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