Open House in East Harlem to Focus on Latino Community's Needs and Introduce New Initiative

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The Children’s Aid Society Launches Latino Outreach Initiative in Partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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

When:
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where:
The Children’s Aid Society’s East Harlem Center
130 East 101st Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues
Manhattan

What:
The Children's Aid Society is inviting the East Harlem and Washington Heights communities to an Open House to learn about its new Latino Outreach Initiative and discuss issues important to the Latino community.

The Latino Outreach Initiative – developed by the national office of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America – is designed to attract additional Latino youth and their families to local Boys & Girls Clubs.

Guests at the Open House will be introduced to the new initiative and have a chance to discuss the issues that they feel need to be addressed and have their voices heard.

A resource fair will put residents in touch with services and information available to them.

The Children's Aid Society’s Boys & Girls Clubs at the East Harlem Center and Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Middle Academies Campus in Washington Heights will participate in the Latino Outreach Initiative and seek to not only increase the number of Latino youth participating in the programs, but also strengthen relationships with existing members.

The Children’s Aid Society was founded in 1853. It is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving more than 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. For more information, please call 212-949-4938 or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.

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