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For Bronx Librarian, Bringing Books to Homeless Children Inspires Hope

December 20, 2016 / SCO News

December 19, 2016 – Bronx, NY – Lester Holt did a wonderful story on the NBC Nightly News featuring our Crotona Family Residence’s Reading Literacy Program. A manager from the Morrisania Branch Library, Colbert Nembhard, visits the shelter every Wednesday collaborating with our staff to engage toddlers though reading, sing alongs and other activities – sparking their curiosity and promoting the foundation for literacy. The partnership began 8 years ago when Crotona invited the library to do outreach for the children living at the shelter. Early literacy programs like this are now being replicated at shelters throughout NYC.  See their story.

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young adults served by SCO are in college this academic year

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students in our transfer high schools who were at risk of dropping out graduated with a Regents diploma