Archives for September 2014

SCO Queens Single Stop 411 Day

Sandy Speaking 2Community organizations and local leaders gathered in Corona, Queens September 24th for SCO Queens Single Stop 411 Day to learn and share information about the services available to area residents.

Thanks to Friends of Corona Plaza, The Legal Aid Society, Make the Road New York, MetroPlus, and The Samaritan Village Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program for partnering with us to hold such a successful, informative event. [Read more…]

Join us for our 2014 Family Dynamics’ Youth Mentoring Program Fundraiser, Sponsored by Four Roses Bourbon

FD Mentoring

Venue: Gilded Lily, 408 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 8pm-11pm
Hosts: James Maher, Katie Koh, Matt Sussman, Jeremy Harper.. and more!!
Tickets: $100 – Purchase tickets online

Includes open bar and light fare.

The Family Dynamics’ Youth Mentoring Program matches youth ages 7-12 with young professionals – all volunteers – who act as mentors and role models throughout the year. The youth and their mentors took a number of exciting trips this year including visits to Luna Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn Bowl, the American Museum of Natural History and Wollman Rink for ice skating in Central Park.

Proceeds from the October 23, 2014 fundraiser will support the Family Dynamics’ Youth Mentoring Program’s annual activities. [Read more…]

Calling All Community Based Organizations: Learn More About the NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative

L to R: Angelina Cazares of Golden Steps Elder Care Co-op, and Daniela Salazar and Yasmin Gonzalez of Si Se Puede. (Courtesy of Beverly Judge)

L to R: Angelina Cazares of Golden Steps Elder Care Co-op, and Daniela Salazar and Yasmin Gonzalez of Si Se Puede. (Courtesy of Beverly Judge)

SCO Family of Services’ Center for Family Life (CFL) has been incubating worker cooperatives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for the past eight years. We have seen how our work has helped empower our community by supporting cooperative members in their quest for fair wages and dignified employment through their cooperative businesses. In the last 2 years we have been helping other community based organizations develop worker cooperatives through our NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative. With the generous support of the City Council, CFL will provide 12 months of training and technical assistance to selected organizations looking to incubate worker cooperatives in their communities.

If you would like to learn more about this Initiative, please take a look at our RFP for NYC Worker Coop Initiative 2014-2015. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 14, 2014.

SCO’s Morris Koppelman Early Learning Center welcomed the FirstStepNYC Early Education Leadership Institute’s first CUNY CPAC class this week!

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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SCO celebrates “Dads Take Your Child to School Day”

Fathers were the focus at our early childhood centers today during “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” – highlighting the important role fathers play in their children’s lives and education.

“I took time off this morning to come here with my daughter,” said one dad named Steven. “It’s important for us to spend quality time together.” [Read more…]

SCO expands after-school in Brooklyn with new programs at PS/IS 41 and MS 821/Sunset Park Prep!

SCO Celebrates 25th Annual Treiber Memorial Golf Open

golf event collageCelebrating the 25th anniversary of the SCO Family of Services’ Howard F. Treiber Memorial Golf Outing, hundreds of SCO supporters turned out Monday to golf, socialize with old friends and dine beach-side at The Creek. The event took place September 8, 2014, beginning with brunch and shotgun tee offs at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, NY and The Creek Club in Locust Valley, NY. [Read more…]

CFL & Golden Steps meet with City Council Speaker’s office

SCO’s Center for Family Life and members of the “Golden Steps” worker cooperative met Thursday with staff from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s office to discuss CFL’s implementation of initiatives funded by the Council for FY15 to incubate worker cooperatives in low-income NYC neighborhoods and develop new cooperatives in Brooklyn’s immigrant communities. [Read more…]

SCO Goes Back to School

There was laughter, a few tears and a lot of excitement this week across SCO Family of Services’ schools in New York City and on Long Island as some 1,300 children began a new academic year at SCO’s four Early Childhood Education Centers, three transfer high schools in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, and five residential and special education schools in Queens, the Bronx and on Long Island. [Read more…]

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