NYS Senator Phil Boyle Visits Our Morning Star II Residence

Mom & SonTwo young mothers who were addicted to heroin and are currently in recovery at our Morning Star II residence on Wednesday described their experiences to New York State Senator Phil Boyle (R) 4th Senate District, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, in a meeting at our Madonna Heights campus in Dix Hills, Long Island. [Read more…]

Nourishing body & soul at Madonna Heights’ Café Believe

Homemade breakfast burritos, chocolate chip pancakes and strawberry smoothies served at a five-star table setting…Thursday morning breakfasts haven’t been the same since Café Believe opened at our Madonna Heights Residence in December 2012. What began as a challenge for the overnight staff to create an incentive for residents to complete their morning routines, has turned into a wonderful weekly homemade breakfast prepared and served to the residents by the overnight staff in a cozy campus kitchen.
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Madonna Heights Ladies Golf & Dinner Classic A Big Success!

More than 100 supporters hit the greens this week for the 34th Annual Madonna Heights Ladies Golf & Dinner Classic at Huntington Crescent Country Club. The event, which honored Kathy Sullivan, former Director of Development at Madonna Heights, raises funds to support our Madonna Heights programs for teens, women, children and families.

It was a picture perfect day for golf – more than making up for the original June date which was rained out. Following the golf, attendees enjoyed a cocktail hour featuring raffles and tournament prizes.  Hats off to the Madonna Heights Ladies Golf Committee for a wonderful event!

See photos from the event below (click to enlarge).

Madonna Heights Welcomes New Principal Carmen Pinto

Carmen PintoAs Carmen Pinto drove home from her first day as principal of SCO’s Madonna Heights School in early July, she was struck by a strong feeling that taking this new position was the best possible decision she could have made. The feeling stayed with her throughout her daily commute to and from the Madonna Heights campus every day during her first week, cementing her belief that she had really found her perfect job. [Read more…]

Congrats 2014 SCO Grads!


Transfer School Grads header photoEach year, SCO’s alternative, residential and special education schools educate 1,100 youth. This month, we are proud to celebrate our June 2014 graduates, the academic achievements of all of our students, and the dedicated staff who help them succeed.

Congratulations to students and staff at our three transfer high schools (Bronx Arena High School, East Brooklyn Community High School and North Queens Community High School), Madonna Heights School, The Christopher School, Theresa Paplin School, Tyree Learning Center and Westbrook Preparatory School! Read highlights from each school below (or click the links above to jump to content). [Read more…]

Google it!

In a specially arranged visit to Google’s NYC headquarters, Madonna Heights students had the chance to learn about branding, technology and innovation. The young women participated in interactive workshops with Google staffers and ate lunch with Google executives and engineers. Next stop, Silicon Valley!

SCO Family of Services Celebrates National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week 2014

SCO Family of Services, one of New York City and Long Island’s leading nonprofit human service agencies, is celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 6 to April 12, 2014) by recognizing our outstanding volunteers. [Read more…]

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