We cut the ribbon at the state-of-the-art Cohen Family Wellness Center (CFWC) in Woodside, Queens, this month, and we couldn’t be happier, prouder, or more grateful! Continue reading
If anyone ever had any doubt about the difference a social worker can make in a life, this testimony will erase it. Continue reading
Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs, and adversities that are an indelible part of our country’s history.
And every February, Child Center programs celebrate and observe in creative, meaningful ways that take our breath away and show that our young people often are our greatest teachers. Continue reading
By Jaimee Diehl, Program Director, Young Adult Borough Center at Flushing High School
Last month, the Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) at Flushing High School in Queens held a career fair to get students excited about what comes after graduation, and to see their academics as part of a larger plan. Increasing high school graduation rates is a key goal of The Child Center of NY. Continue reading
Take a look at how students in our programs marked MLK Day 2023.
COMPASS at PS 273:
Meet Tahmid and M.D., students at P.S. 182 in Jamaica, Queens, and their parents Mohiuddin and Humaiara.
In honor of Lunar New Year, they, along with 60 members of the P.S. 182 community, attended The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Lunar New Year Festival. Together, students and their families celebrated the Year of the Rabbit with performances, interactive activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages.
Champions on the ground for asylum-seeking families in Brooklyn
When you give a gift of support to The Child Center of NY, you are supporting changemakers like Desiree at P.S. 156 Waverly in Brownsville, Brooklyn, who is hard at work meeting the needs of an influx of children from asylum-seeking families. Continue reading
Meet the Empresarias Soñadoras, also known as the Corona A cohort of The Child Center of NY’s groundbreaking Cash+Community Works initiative.
Meaning “dreaming entrepreneurs,” the name Empresarias Soñadoras embodies the spirit of Cash+Community Works, a movement grounded in the concept of peer-driven change and defined by direct investment in under-resourced families, trusting them with power, and connecting them with peers in an effort to uplift whole communities. Continue reading