SCO News

SCO Co-Hosts Brownsville Job & Resource Fair

August 29, 2019 / SCO News

On August 8th, SCO Family of Services partnered with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, CUNY Kingsborough and Community Solutions to host the Brownsville Job & Resource Fair at the Gregory Jackson Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The fair, which was held from 4-7pm to accommodate working adults seeking better opportunities, provided local residents…

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SCO Welcomes Erase Racism for First Open Forum

August 12, 2019 / SCO News

As part of SCO’s anti-racism initiative, we held our first open forum on race for SCO staff. Erase Racism’s Elaine Gross and Nyah Berg led a thoughtful and informative discussion – “Race Matters: The history of race and why we need to talk about it” that touched on many aspects…

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SCO President & CEO Keith Little Honored in City & State New York’s Queens Power 100

August 9, 2019 / SCO News

Congratulations to Keith Little, President & CEO of SCO Family of Services, on being recognized as one of the most influential people in New York City’s biggest borough (Queens). Keith was included in City & State’s annual list of The Queens Power 100. Keith was appointed President…

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SCO Family of Services Receives $100,000 Pinkerton Grant Funding Internships for Youth in Foster Care

August 6, 2019 / SCO News

New Mentored Internship Program to provide work experience and career development opportunities for youth in foster care SCO Family of Services received a $100,000 grant from The Pinkerton Foundation to fund SCO’s Mentored Internship Program for youth in foster care. This exciting new program will support SCO’s focus of providing…

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1st Annual SCO Staff Summer Outing Brings on the Fun!

August 1, 2019 / SCO News

Trampolines, waterslides, basketball and of course, great food…there was something for everyone at our 1st Annual SCO Staff Summer Outing. The Crestwood Day Camp was the perfect venue for staff and their families to spend an enjoyable afternoon together and it gave staff from every corner of SCO the opportunity…

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SCO’s Young Adult Workforce Program Honored

July 24, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services’ Young Adult Workforce Program received a Referral Partner Award from The HOPE Program at their annual awards dinner July 11th at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. The HOPE Awards celebrates graduates and referral partners like SCO that make their success possible.

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Men from At-Risk Communities Graduate from Award-Winning Fatherhood Program Created by SCO Family of Services

June 27, 2019 / SCO News

Fathers from Brownsville, Bed-Stuy, and East New York graduate from SCO Family of Services’ Father’ Program after completing a 12-week parenting training course. On Tuesday afternoon at a ceremony in Brooklyn, 31 dads graduated from SCO Family of Services’ Fathers’ Program. This unique program has empowered hundreds of fathers who…

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SCO Family of Services Partners with Studio in a School Program to Foster Creativity in Brooklyn Preschoolers

June 27, 2019 / SCO News

Parents and teachers gathered  to enjoy artwork created by students of SCO Family of Services’ early childhood education center located in Ocean Hill – Brownsville as part of the Studio in a School program supported by Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel. SCO’s early childhood programs support the development of young children’s…

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Congratulations, Graduates, on a Job Well Done!

June 25, 2019 / SCO News

Graduations, from Pre-K to high school, took place at programs throughout SCO this month. The Class of 2019 received their Regents diplomas at our three transfer high schools for over age, under-credited students: Bronx Arena High School, East Brooklyn Community High School and North Queens Community High School. Youth in…

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SCO Foster Youth Hold Girls Symposium

June 19, 2019 / SCO News

Young women in SCO’s foster care program took part in their annual Girls Symposium, a day filled with alternative/creative therapies to create a space for self-actualization and realization of purpose. Activities included a spoken word/journaling exercise led by NYC Urban Word, a high-energy dance class hosted by Urban Bush Women,…

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SCO Foster Youth Visit D.C.

June 11, 2019 / SCO News

Twenty-eight youth from SCO’s Foster Care program got to see our nation’s capital up close thanks to the support of the New York City Council and funding provided through the Wraparound Support for Transitional-Aged Foster Youth Initiative. The youth took a fun-filled four-day tour of Washington D.C. to learn more…

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Celebrating SCO Staff!

May 20, 2019 / SCO News

We honored our incredible staff for their compassion, hard work and dedication at our annual SCO Staff Recognition Dinner May 16th. Congratulation to our longevity honorees (356 strong), our CHAMP award winners, and our TEAM award winners. We are proud and grateful for each and every SCO…

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SCO Family of Services Fathers’ Program Celebrates Moms

May 17, 2019 / SCO News

BROOKLYN, NY – The gentlemen of SCO Family of Services Fathers’ Program held a special event May 11th to recognize outstanding mothers in Brownsville and neighboring communities. The celebration included lunch served by the fathers in the program. “Our dads wanted to do something special for mothers to recognize and…

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Making an Impact

April 25, 2019 / SCO News

SCO recently received grants to continue or enhance a variety of programs that are making a difference for our clients and the communities we serve. They include: Renewed funding from the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation for SCO’s work in Brownsville as we deepen our roots and collaborate with…

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CFL Participates in Children’s Bureau Foster Care Video Series

April 17, 2019 / Center for Family LIfe News

Check out Center for Family Life’s feature in the Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents video series. Developed by the Children’s Bureau’s Capacity Building Center for States, the following videos illustrate the importance of building supportive relationships in the community and encouraging birth and…

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