Archives for April 2015

Madonna Heights 34th Annual Fashion Show Draws Nearly 300 Supporters

Madonna Heights Fashion Show Chair Barbara Harris and SCO Family of Services Chief Program Officer Rosemary Stein.

Madonna Heights Fashion Show Chair Barbara Harris and SCO Family of Services Chief Program Officer Rosemary Stein.

Three hundred local supporters celebrated the Madonna Heights Ladies Auxiliary’s 34th Annual Dinner and Fashion Show at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on April 29th to benefit SCO Family of Services’ Madonna Heights programs. Madonna Heights serves adolescent girls recovering from trauma and women in recovery at its Dix Hills campus, and also provides an on-campus mental health clinic and shelters for women and their children. “The commitment of the Ladies Auxiliary to the young women in our Madonna Heights programs is inspirational,” said Douglas O’Dell, Interim Executive Director of SCO Family of Services. “They exemplify what ‘giving back’ is all about.” [Read more…]

SCO/Family Dynamics supporters raised critical funds at 5th Annual FD Art Auction

©Patrick McMullan==Photo - Sean Zanni/PatrickMcMullan.com

©Patrick McMullan==Photo – Sean Zanni/PatrickMcMullan.com

Some 200 art-loving supporters celebrated the SCO/Family Dynamics 5th Annual Art Auction & Cocktail Party on April 28th at Site/109 in Manhattan. The successful sale of 26 pieces of artwork by local and nationally-renowned artists at live and silent auctions raised critical funds for SCO/Family Dynamics’ after-school art programming, which serves hundreds of children and teens in high-need communities throughout Central Brooklyn. [Read more…]

Bravo to our Bklyn all-stars! Matthew Bryant & the Family Dynamics Steppers will perform in the Garden of Dreams Talent Show at Radio City!

CFL students and staff rally to save after-school programs

 

DSC_0932Staff and families from SCO’s Center for Family Life in Sunset Park joined a crowd of community members who rallied at Brooklyn Borough Hall on April 23rd, calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fund 17 after-school programs in high-need neighborhoods that would be forced to close this summer unless the mayor allocates additional funding.   Center for Family Life programs based at PS94 and PS169 in Sunset Park, are among the six Brooklyn programs in jeopardy. [Read more…]

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SCO Program Leaders Participate in Early Childhood Development Forum Panel

IMG_3812SCO’s Maggie Petrosky – Director, Nurse Family Partnership & Parent-Child Home Program and Chanda Hill – Assistant Executive Director of Program Services (overseeing SCO’s Early Childhood Programs) were among the Early Childhood leaders who served as panelists at the Early Childhood Development Forum in Brooklyn, hosted by Borough President Eric Adams and the Parent-Child Home Program, National Center. The forum brought together thought leaders, direct service organizations and policy makers to discuss the importance of early childhood education and care, specifically between the ages of 0-3. [Read more…]

SCO Celebrates National Volunteer Week 2015!

nvw_2015_logoSCO Family of Services is celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 12-18, 2015) by recognizing our outstanding volunteers.  SCO provides vital human services to more than 60,000 vulnerable New Yorkers every year, thanks in part to the support of more than 950 dedicated volunteers, who collectively volunteered more than 3,443 hours over the last year. In honor of National Volunteer Week, SCO is taking the opportunity to express the gratitude we feel toward every one of our supporters all year long, as well as to give special recognition to several particularly dedicated individuals and corporate volunteers:

 

Fashion ShowGap, Inc.

SCO’s ongoing relationship with Gap, Inc. has yielded friendships, amazing events and unparalleled support for our life-changing work. Gap’s volunteers have consistently brought behind-the-scenes organizational support to our major events – helping to sell raffle tickets, directing models down the runway, preparing baskets for silent auction, and helping to keep the events running smoothly. During the past year, Banana Republic Factory Store volunteers have mentored youth in our Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) during Work Readiness and Interview Skills workshops in Brooklyn. In 2014, 125 Gap, Inc. staffers logged 538 volunteer hours supporting SCO. The Gap volunteers are professional, generous and enthusiastic, and always go above and beyond!

[Read more…]

SCO’s Sandy Moya Appears on Immigration Forum Panel in Queens

Vice Chair Crowley, Assemblyman Moya Host Immigration Forum in Jackson Heights

Crowley, Moya meet with local community to discuss executive action on immigration and what’s next for the NY DREAM Act

Rep. Joe Crowley and Assemblyman Francisco Moya were joined by a panel of immigration experts, including Sandy Moya of SCO's Queens SingleStop, at a forum at P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights.

Rep. Joe Crowley and Assemblyman Francisco Moya were joined by a panel of immigration experts, including Sandy Moya of SCO’s Queens SingleStop, at a forum at P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights.

(Queens, NY) – On Wednesday, April 8, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, along with NYS Assembly Member Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) hosted an immigration forum to give members of the local community an opportunity to hear from leaders and experts on the status of President Obama’s executive action on immigration, and the future of the NY DREAM Act, among other topics. [Read more…]

Garden of Dreams Foundation Awards SCO Student ‘Inspire Scholarship’

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We are excited that Austin Van Schaick of Baldwin, NY, a student at our Westbrook Preparatory School in Westbury, is one of the inaugural recipients of Garden of Dreams’ Inspire Scholarships.
Congrats, Austin!  
Read the full announcement below:

 

 

THE GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES INSPIRE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Foundation that works with The Madison Square Garden Company continues to change the lives of children in need throughout the tri-state area

Twelve $10,000 renewable college scholarships to be awarded each year; first round of recipients announced

 

NEW YORK, NY – (April 9, 2015) – The Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization that works closely with The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) to help children in need, has launched the Garden of Dreams Inspire Scholarship program, which will award twelve $10,000 renewable college scholarships each year to high school seniors from the Foundation’s partner organizations. The first recipients of these new scholarships were announced today. [Read more…]

SCO Family of Services Celebrating Annual Benefit to Support Vulnerable Children & Families

Honorees Include FJC Security Services, Inc. of Floral Park and Steven and Leslie Marentis of Old Brookville;
Academic Award in Memory of Pat Brown of Port Washington to Be Presented to SCO Youth  
FJC Security Services Chairman Frank Califano, Sr. (3rd from right), FJC Senior Vice President of Client Relations and Administrative Programs Robert Hopes (center) and SCO Family of Services Interim Executive Director Douglas O’Dell (2nd from right) with residents and staff at SCO’s Flushing Family Residence during a recent visit.

FJC Security Services Chairman Frank Califano, Sr. (3rd from right), FJC Senior Vice President of Client Relations and Administrative Programs Robert Hopes (center) and SCO Family of Services Interim Executive Director Douglas O’Dell (2nd from right) with residents and staff at SCO’s Flushing Family Residence during a recent visit.

GLEN COVE, NY – SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of human services in New York, on May 29th will celebrate its annual benefit at Nassau Country Club to support programs and services provided each year to more than 60,000 children, teens, adults and families at over 110 locations throughout Long Island and New York City.

The event will honor FJC Security Services, led by Chairman and founder Frank J. Califano, Sr. FJC has for more than a decade provided security services for seven shelters managed by SCO serving more than 1,000 people each day.  Other honorees include SCO Board Chair Kelly L. Williams, former Corporate General Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and longtime supporters Steven and Leslie Marentis of Old Brookville, NY. [Read more…]

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