Teens Thank Elected Officials for Internship Opportunities at Special Ceremony

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Children’s Aid Society Youth Create Community Resource Guide on Immigration, Education, Housing and Health Coverage

When:

Thursday, August 19, 2010
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  

The Children’s Aid Society’s National Center for Community Schools
475 Riverside Drive, between 119th and 120th Streets
Sockman Lounge

What:

Eighteen teens from the Bronx, Washington Heights and Harlem will mark the end of their summer internships with elected officials and debut a 29-page community resource guide at a special ceremony.

During the seven week internships, the Children’s Aid Society students planned and wrote a community resource guide on issues of great importance to their neighbors – immigration, education, housing and health coverage. The guide will be available at Children’s Aid Society locations across the city, in the elected officials’ offices and through other community organizations.

Students interned in the New York City offices of members of U.S. Congress, the New York State Senate and Assembly, the Manhattan Borough President and members of the New York City Council and will receive certificates in recognition of their accomplishments at the ceremony.

Who:

Expected to attend:

New York State Assemblymember Nelson L. Castro
New York State Assemblymember Marcos A. Crespo
William Weisberg, Chief Operating Officer, The Children’s Aid Society

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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