SCO News

SCO Family of Services Family Dynamics’ 8th Annual Art, Wine & Design Auction Supports After School and Family Support Programs in Brooklyn

June 1, 2018 / Independent Youth News

Brooklyn, NY  More than 125 local art, wine and design lovers gathered at the Lightbox in Manhattan April 23rd for the 8th Annual SCO Family Dynamics Art, Wine & Design Auction to raise awareness and funds for community-based family and after school programs in Central Brooklyn. The evening’s silent and live…

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SCO Family of Services Expands Programs for Children and Families in Brownsville

September 1, 2017 / SCO News

Brooklyn, NY – SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of social services, announced the creation and expansion of a variety of programs and services to help children and families living in Brownsville, Brooklyn. SCO has partnered with community organizations, government agencies, and private foundations to launch new early childhood programs, parenting…

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SCO/Family Dynamics Beacon Center Wins NYC Council Award for Gymnasium Refurbishment

July 24, 2017 / SCO News

Brooklyn<, NY – Thanks to funding from the New York City Council, the gymnasium at our MS 35 Family Dynamics Beacon Center will be completely refurbished. The award was part of the Participatory Budgeting process that engages the community in deciding how to spend a portion of the public budget. Led…

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Congratulations, Graduates!

July 7, 2017 / Independent Youth News

June 30, 2017 - Glen Cove, NY - Graduations, Award Ceremonies, End-of-Year Performances…there was much to celebrate at SCO as the school year came to a close! Here are a few highlights:

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Building Leaders at Family Dynamics After School Program

March 23, 2017 / Independent Youth News

March 23, 2017 – Brooklyn, NY   Students from our Family Dynamics East New York Middle School of Excellence (ENYMSE) After School Program have been participating in a leadership series, “Love Thy Self,” designed to build confidence and foster self-expression while developing connections with peers and staff.  The theme for this…

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Family Dynamics Goes to Ellis Island

October 21, 2016 / SCO News

New York, NY – Our friends at Garden of Dreams and the New York Rangers treated the children from SCO Family Dynamics’ after school program at MS 35 to a fun and educational trip to Ellis Island. The kids boarded the ferry…

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Family Dynamics Art Auction Most Successful Ever!

May 3, 2016 / Family Dynamics News

Family Dynamics’ 6th Annual Benefit Art Auction & Reception Raises Record Funds for After School Arts Programs for Brooklyn Youth More than 250 New York art enthusiasts contribute more than $146,000 to Brooklyn nonprofit NEW YORK, NY (May 3, 2016) – More than 250 local art lovers gathered at 91 Horatio in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 for the 6th Annual Family Dynamics Benefit Art Auction & Reception to raise awareness and funds for Family Dynamics’ after school art programs. In its highest-grossing year to date, the event raised more than $146,000 for the nonprofit, which serves children and families in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick, Crown Heights and East New York neighborhoods. The evening’s silent and live auctions featured artwork donated by 30 New York-based contemporary artists. Among the artists in attendance was Honorary Artist Chair, Vadis Turner, whose mixed media piece, entitled “Vessel and Smoke,” fetched the highest bid of the night. A fun and engaging paddle raise at the end of the live auction alone raised more than $10,000, which will go directly toward funding a year’s worth of art supplies and program materials.

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2015 Holiday Cheer at SCO

December 18, 2015 / Independent Youth News

Thank you to the many, many SCO supporters and friends who donated thousands of gifts, organized holiday celebrations or otherwise supported the children, youth, adults, families and communities we serve during this special time of year. Below is just a sample of the overwhelming generosity shown toward New Yorkers in need during this season of giving.

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SCO/Family Dynamics supporters raised critical funds at 5th Annual FD Art Auction

April 29, 2015 / SCO News

Some 200 art-loving supporters celebrated the SCO/Family Dynamics 5th Annual Art Auction & Cocktail Party on April 28th at Site/109 in Manhattan. The successful sale of 26 pieces of artwork by local and nationally-renowned artists at live and silent auctions raised critical funds for SCO/Family Dynamics’ after-school art programming, which serves hundreds of children and teens in high-need communities throughout Central Brooklyn.

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PRESS RELEASE: 5th Annual SCO/Family Dynamics Art Auction & Cocktail Party

March 26, 2015 / SCO News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Press Contact:  Sharman Stein, Director of Communications sstein@sco.org, (718) 797-3068 Brooklyn, New York – The 5th Annual SCO/Family Dynamics Art Auction & Cocktail Party will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28th at Site/109, 109 Norfolk St., in Manhattan. The auction’s Honorary Artist Chair is contemporary artist Harif Guzman of New York. Harif’s early years in his father’s print shop and roots in street art, collage and mechanical reproduction continue to inspire and inform his transformation from “street-smart skate punk” to acclaimed contemporary painter and mixed media artist. Guzman has created an original painting for the Auction entitled “Death Divorce Debt.” In addition to Guzman, whose work has a worldwide following, and has been featured at The Whitney Museum of Art, the other talented artists whose works will be auctioned off include: Ryan Keeley, Richard Phillips, Alison Jackson, Ron Diorio, Robert Szot, Deborah Brown, Erik Parker, Clayton Calvert, Andrew Fladeboe, Eric Demarchelier, Patricia Avellan, Ashley Woodson Bailey, Georgia Elrod, J Grabowski, Ann Jackson, Richard Jacobs, Anthony Kiernen, Glenn Paul Smith, Ross Watts and Brian Pearson. The Art Auction supports Family Dynamics’ after-school art programming, which provides art instruction for children and teens in high-need communities throughout Central Brooklyn. To date, students have created striking self-portraits, mixed media and collage style landscapes, sculptures and stagecraft all with discarded materials. As their contribution to the Auction, students will create and donate for auction a large mixed media portrait of President Barack Obama made of fabric, beads and other nonconventional materials provided in partnership with Materials for the Arts.

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FirstStepNYC hosts CityTech Nurses for community health event

March 24, 2015 / Independent Youth News

Seeking to raise awareness for two major health concerns facing children and families in Brownsville – uncontrolled asthma and childhood obesity – the New York City College of Technology Nursing Department and representatives from Brookdale and Kings County hospitals Tuesday held a community meeting at SCO/FirstStepNYC, an early childhood education…

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January is National Mentoring Month – Get Involved!

January 12, 2015 / Independent Youth News

Could you navigate through a twisting, turning, pitch-black tunnel using only your sense of touch? Our kids did just that in the “Touch Tunnel,” one of many cool exhibits enjoyed Saturday by participants in our Family Dynamics Mentoring Program at the Liberty Science Center. See more photos below! January is National Mentoring Month – If you’d like to Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters, email us at coffice@sco.org. Find out more: http://sco.org/2014-mentoring-benefit/

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Family Dynamics Mentoring Benefit Draws More Than 100 Supporters

October 27, 2014 / SCO News

Ensuring a fun-filled year full of adventures for Family Dynamics mentors and mentees, more than 100 mentors, friends and supporters turned out to the 2014 Family Dynamics’ Youth Mentoring Program Benefit at Gilded Lily in Chelsea on October 23rd. Proceeds support the Mentoring Program’s annual activities, including monthly outings to recreational and cultural sites in New York City. The benefit was organized by the mentors, including event hosts James Maher, Katie Koh, Matt Sussman, Jeremy Harper.

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Family Dynamics Mentoring Program builds relationships that matter

October 16, 2014 / Independent Youth News

Jada Wade was eight when she took her first field trip in Family Dynamics’ Mentoring Program. She was paired with volunteer Ray Siegel, a first-time mentor, and the two –now ages 11 and 30 – have been inseparable on every trip since. Family Dynamics’ Mentoring Program matches 25 children in its school-based programs with adult professionals who accompany the young people on monthly outings to recreational and cultural sites in New York City. It gives the kids a chance to establish relationships with their mentors while enjoying new experiences. On Oct.23rd, SCO will hold the annual Youth Mentoring Program fundraiser at the Gilded Lily in Manhattan – please join us!

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Governor Cuomo Awards SCO Grant for After-School Programs

July 18, 2014 / Independent Youth News

We're thrilled to be among the organizations awarded funding by Governor Cuomo for after-school programming in the 2014/2015 school year. The grant will help SCO continue to provide quality after-school programming for youth as part of our community school programs in Brooklyn. Read the full press release from the Governor Cuomo's Office below:

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Last year,

106

children were adopted by loving forever families

340

young adults served by SCO are in college this academic year