The Children's Aid Society to Celebrate "Lights On Afterschool"

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Community School P.S. 152 in Washington Heights Part of National Event Recognizing the Importance of Afterschool Activities

Contact:
Ellen Lubell, The Children's Aid Society, (o) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864
Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society, (o) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742

When:
Thursday, October 22, 2009
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(4:00 – 4:30 – Discussion
4:30 – 5:00 – Parade/March)

Where:
The Children’s Aid Society Community School P.S. 152
93 Nagle Avenue, between Ellwood and Sickles Streets
Washington Heights

What:
Students, parents and staff at The Children’s Aid Society Community School P.S. 152 will participate in the 10th Annual Lights On Afterschool, a national event organized by the Afterschool Alliance to highlight the need for and importance of afterschool programs.

From 4:00 – 4:30, New York State Assemblymember Adriano Espaillat and local community board member Manny De Los Santos will meet with the officers of the P.S. 152 Youth Leadership Council, students ages 9 to 11, to discuss the importance of high-quality afterschool activities to families in Washington Heights and across the country.

Children’s Aid Society afterschool programs, located in its community schools and centers across the city, provide safe places to enrich and supplement what children learn during the school day through academic support, recreation, arts, technology, and peer mediation and conflict resolution.

The Children’s Aid Society partners with the New York City Department of Education in 21 public schools called community schools, located in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. Children’s Aid brings a host of needed services directly into the schools to help children learn.

The Children’s Aid Society (www.childrensaidsociety.org), founded in 1853, is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, arts programming, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. The Children's Aid Society is a founding member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the vast majority of Children’s Aid sites are Boys & Girls Clubs. For more information, please call 212-949-4938 or e-mail ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org.

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