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Youth Honor Dr. King with Day of Community Service

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Last week, schools, banks and government agencies all kept their doors closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day but some dedicated youth leaders at the Children’s Aid Society East Harlem Center were hard at work inspiring their younger counter-parts to give back to their community.

City Releases Universal Pre-K Implementation Plan

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Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio released a detailed plan for implementation of his proposed full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten program this September. The plan, which relies on an increase in the personal income tax rate for high-income New York City households, would provide full-day UPK programs for over 53,000 four-year-olds across the city by September, with an increase to over 73,000 for the 2015-2016 school year. Children’s Aid supports de Blasio’s plan.

New York Times: Modern Family Matters

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Late last year, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof asked readers to weigh in on unreported topics to consider for 2014. Many responded that the breakdown of the family and the rise of single parent households would be fitting subjects.

An Evening with Acclaimed Author Cris Beam

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Please join us for an evening with author Cris Beam, who will discuss her acclaimed book, To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care. The New York Times has called it “a triumph of narrative reporting and storytelling.”

A panel discussion (moderated by Mary Keane from You Gotta Believe) will follow on the unique challenges for teens in foster care and what it will take to improve the system.

WNBC: The Debrief with David Ushery

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Inspired by a story on Next Generation Catering that ran in the New York Times, NBC-4’s David Ushery hosted the young men featured in that story for an interview at famed broadcast hub Rockefeller Center.

CAS Students Interview Metta World Peace

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Right before a Knicks vs. Bobcats basketball game last semester, Children’s Aid students Binta Diakite and Terrell Dixon sat down for an exciting interview with Metta World Peace of the New York Knicks.

WNYC: Paying Kids to Go to School

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Reporter Mirela Iverac explores Family Rewards, a program that operates in the Bronx and Memphis, Tenn. Providing cash payments to poor families who meet health, employment and education goals. Children’s Aid has administrated the program, which is funded by the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity, for several years.

Access Hollywood: Mariah Carey Helps Make NYC Foster Kids’ Dreams Come True

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Six children who are part of Children’s Aid foster care programs received a once-in-a-lifetime gift when they joined pop diva Mariah Carey for a holiday party.

Foster care remains a core service of The Children’s Aid Society, with a special focus on bringing evidence-based practices to our work. Building on the success of these

Encouraging Health and Wellness Through Art

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Last month, the newly opened school based health center in Curtis High School in Staten Island held a student art contest of all mediums depicting "wellness" and "health". The health center displayed a total of 28 submissions during the month of December for students and staff to admire. The judges with the difficult task of selecting the winning art pieces were Curtis H.S.

Hogs & Heifers NYC Saloon Bring Christmas to Harlem

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Written by Alirio Guerrero, Director of Preventive Services

This past Sunday, on December 8, you might have noticed Santa Clause leading a caravan of nearly 50 motorcycles up the FDR highway to deliver gifts and holiday fun to the children and families of The Children’s Aid Society’s Preventive Services Program.

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