Archives for December 2015

Last year, we placed 2,115 youth in employment, subsidized employment or internships

Last year, we placed 2,115 youth in employment, subsidized employment or internships

We inspire 7,500 children and teens through academic, after-school, summer and work readiness programs

We inspire 7,500 children and teens through academic, after-school, summer and work readiness programs

We help 1,900 children get ready for kindergarten

We help 1,900 children get ready for kindergarten

Last year, 92% of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national mathematics performance standards

Last year, 92% of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national mathematics performance standards

Last year, 97% of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national literacy performance standards

Last year, 97% of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national literacy performance standards

2015 Holiday Cheer at SCO

Thank you to the many, many SCO supporters and friends who donated thousands of gifts, organized holiday celebrations or otherwise supported the children, youth, adults, families and communities we serve during this special time of year. Below is just a sample of the overwhelming generosity shown toward New Yorkers in need during this season of giving. [Read more…]

Garden of Dreams Foundation and SCO Unveil Refurbished Gymnasium at Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility

12291827_10153236810767918_6801565868491843494_oRibbon cutting ceremony included appearances from Knicks, Rangers and Liberty current and legendary players

The Garden of Dreams Foundation unveiled a completely refurbished gymnasium at the SCO Family of Services, Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility in Briarwood, Queens on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Both current players and legends from the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony, emceed by MSG Network’s Al Trautwig, to celebrate improvements made to the gym. The newly transformed two-story space, which is the Foundation’s largest community project to date, features a new scoreboard, wall padding and gym floor with Garden of Dreams, Knicks, Liberty and SCO Family of Services logos, as well as new vinyl tile flooring on the balcony level, new lighting throughout the gym upgraded Lexan windows to provide natural light. Additionally, the entire facility has been painted and Garden of Dreams has also provided equipment including basketballs, floor hockey sticks, nets and balls, volleyballs and has even outfitted the facilities’ basketball team with brand new uniforms. [Read more…]

Players from NY Liberty, NY Knicks & NY Rangers joined us at the grand opening of the new gym for our Ottilie youth, made possible by the Garden of Dreams Foundation!

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