The cheers were deafening as Amar’e Stoudemire, the New York Knicks’ newest superstar, took the court. But this wasn’t his Madison Square Garden debut, it was his first visit to The Children’s Aid Society’s Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem.
Richard Buery’s ‘Point of View’ column in the July/August issue of “New York Nonprofit Press” makes the case for community schools as the kind of multifaceted strategy that can overcome chronic absence among school children.
On May 26, 2010, three talented teens from the Bronx, Miguelina “Erikka” Diaz, Amon “AJ” Frazier and Keith Tingman, traveled to Washington, DC to accept the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, presented by Kennedy’s widow, Ethel Kennedy.
In the June 14, 2010 issue of The Nation, public policy expert David L. Kirp wrote a tremendous endorsement of The Children’s Aid Society’s community schools strategy. The article, “Cradle to College,” examines community schools from every perspective, including outcomes and evaluations, and finds “solid evidence of their effectiveness” as well as “mounting political support.”