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Wonder with Me Holds Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Resource Fair

April 15, 2024 / SCO News

SCO’s “Wonder with Me” infant mental health program held a Resource Fair March 29th at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Families received information from many Brooklyn infant and early childhood organizations, participated in art activities, sang and danced with a music therapist, and accessed the children’s museum free…

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Gives On-site Performance for SCO After School Students

February 23, 2024 / Independent Youth News

Students in SCO Family of Services’ After School program at the Beacon at MS 35 were treated to a special appearance by performers from the legendary Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s “Greatest Show on Earth!” The youth got an up-close look at some incredible acts from…

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SCO Family of Services Partners with Touro University to Help Early Childhood Employees Pursue College Degrees

January 25, 2024 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services is excited to begin a new partnership with Touro University that will help employees in SCO’s five Early Childhood Education Centers in Brooklyn and Queens who are interested in pursuing college degrees in early childhood. The initial phase will focus on Early Education staff who are…

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Astoria Car Club and NYPD Host Annual Toy Run for Children served by SCO Family of Services

December 20, 2023 / SCO News

 The annual event provides SCO’s families and children with the chance to see a variety of cars and receive toys to start off the holidays.  QUEENS, NEW YORK (December 20, 2023) — The Astoria Car Club teamed up with the NYPD Community Affairs Queens Outreach Division to kick off the…

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SCO Family of Services Holds 10th Anniversary Celebration of FirstStepNYC Early Childhood Education Center

October 11, 2023 / SCO News

NYC’s First Birth to 5 Early Childhood Center Co-located at a K-8 Public School October 11, 2023, Brooklyn, NY – SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in New York, celebrated the 10th anniversary of FirstStepNYC, the first state-of-the-art, birth to five early childhood center…

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SCO Family of Services and Garden of Dreams Foundation Celebrate Early Childhood Center Gardening Initiative with Ribbon Cutting

September 13, 2023 / SCO News

East Elmhurst, NY – SCO Family of Services and the Garden of Dreams Foundation hosted a special ribbon cutting to unveil the new garden at SCO’s Jerome Hardeman Early Childhood Education Center in East Elmhurst, Queens. Students, teachers, and SCO staff were on hand as well as representatives from the…

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Suzette Gordon named new President and CEO of SCO Family of Services

August 2, 2023 / Independent Youth News

(Garden City, New York, August 2, 2023) – Today, the Board of Directors of SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in New York, announced the appointment of Suzette Gordon as the new President and CEO. Ms. Gordon, who served as Interim President since December 2022,…

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SCO Celebrates COA Reaccreditation!

July 19, 2023 / Independent Youth News

We did it! SCO Family of Services has been officially reaccredited by The Council on Accreditation (COA), an international, independent human service accrediting organization that promotes best practice standards. In January, a team of eight COA reviewers interviewed hundreds of SCO staff, clients, leadership, and Board, reviewed thousands of pages…

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Congratulations, Graduates!

June 28, 2023 / Independent Youth News

From early childhood moving up ceremonies to high school graduations, we celebrated children and youth throughout SCO for reaching these important milestones. Congratulations to all of our graduates!…

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SCO Family of Services Parent Marina Licastro-Friday Elected to SCO Board of Directors

November 29, 2022 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services is pleased to announce Marina Licastro-Friday, a parent of children served by the agency, has been elected to the agency’s Board of Directors. Marina brings a unique perspective to the Board, not only as a parent utilizing SCO services, but also as a former employee.

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SCO Family of Services Renews Partnership with Good+Foundation

November 15, 2022 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services is proud to announce that three of our programs, Nurse-Family Partnership, Early Head Start, and the Fathers’ Program, have been accepted as 2023 grantee partners of Good+Foundation. Founded in 2001, Good+Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) is a leading national non-profit that works to dismantle multigenerational poverty…

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Magalie’s Story

August 26, 2022 / SCO News

(This story originally posted on Nurse-Family Partnership’s Newslink September 2022 edition.) In June, the National Service Office (NSO) for Nurse-Family Partnership ® and Child First participated in our first Policy and Advocacy Summit in Washington D.C. to advocate for the timely reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant, and…

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SCO Family of Services Receives Award from Sterling National Bank to Create Digital Labs at SCO’s Early Childhood Centers in Queens

January 26, 2022 / SCO News

January 26, 2022, Glen Cove, NY – SCO Family of Services was awarded a grant of $40,000 from Sterling National Bank to create Digital Labs—computers and space dedicated to the students, families, and staff—at SCO’s Jerome Hardeman and Corona Early Childhood Centers. The grant will fund the purchase of 18…

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SCO Family of Services to Open Long Island City Early Childhood Education Center

August 27, 2021 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services will be opening a new Early Childhood Education Center in Long Island City, Queens. Slated to open at the beginning of the New York City school year, this new Early Childhood Center will be SCO’s first program located in Long Island City, broadening its expansive…

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SCO Family of Services Awarded $225,000 by van Ameringen Foundation for Infant Mental Health Training

April 30, 2021 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services has been awarded a 3-year grant totaling $225,000 by van Ameringen Foundation to support SCO’s “Well Babies Project”, a new Infant Mental Health (IMH) training initiative. Well Babies Project originated in SCO’s Bethany Residences and Independence Inns. With this award, SCO will be able to bring…

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