SCO News

SCO Family of Services Holds “Get to Know SCO” Open House

March 21, 2024 / Independent Youth News

On March 14th, SCO Family of Services held an Open House at the administrative headquarters in Garden City. The event was an opportunity for friends and community members to stop by and get to know a little more about SCO. Staff from SCO’s Long Island programs were on hand to…

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Suzette Gordon and Shamise Harvin Honored as Power Women of Queens

March 19, 2024 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services President and CEO, Suzette Gordon, has been named a Power Woman of Queens, and Career Readiness Specialist, Shamise Harvin, has been named a Power Woman Rising. Each year, Schneps Media recognizes extraordinary women who make Queens a thriving place to work, live and do business. Suzette…

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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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Northwell Health, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, Center for Fair Futures & Foster Agencies Launch Program to Improve Health Services for Young Adults Transitioning out of Care

December 15, 2023 / Independent Youth News

Kicking off in Queens, NY, a new public-private partnership pilot program will complement the Fair Futures advocacy by connecting young adults transitioning out of foster care to health care Northwell Health, New York State’s largest health system, the New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), the Center for Fair…

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The Divine Nine Hosts Toy Drive for SCO Families

December 11, 2023 / Independent Youth News

The Divine Nine, a coalition of nine sororities and fraternities, came together to host a party and toy drive for SCO Family of Services youth and families. QUEENS, NEW YORK (December 11, 2023) — The Divine Nine sororities and fraternities came together December 6th to throw a holiday party for…

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SCO Family of Services Celebrates Grand Opening of Journey Chic Boutique Operated by Youth in Foster Care

November 29, 2023 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services Received a $25,000 Grant from the Amazin’ Mets Foundation to Create Boutique JAMAICA, NEW YORK (December 5, 2023) — SCO Family of Services held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the exciting opening of its Journey Chic Boutique created and operated by young adults in foster care.

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SCO’s Jennifer Fuchs on OMH Peer Support Panel

October 26, 2023 / Independent Youth News

In honor of Peer Support Celebration Day on October 19th, the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) held a peer support Zoom event. SCO’s Jennifer Fuchs, Peer Engagement Coordinator of our High Fidelity Wraparound and Children and Family Treatment Support Services (CFTSS) programs, participated on the OMH panel, serving as…

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Starting School in Style

September 22, 2023 / Independent Youth News

The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated Nu Beta Sigma Alumnae Chapter helped our youth in foster care begin school on the right foot thanks to their Back to School Giveaway. One hundred forty children, youth and their families took part, joining Sigma members and SCO staff for games, activities, giveaways…

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Bringing the Heat with a Summer BBQ!

August 7, 2023 / Independent Youth News

Over 70 SCO youth in foster care and staff from our Brooklyn and Queens offices took a trip to Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead for a summer BBQ. It was a beautiful day packed with food and fun… music, team building events, a bounce house slide, water balloon…

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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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Lots to Celebrate at the Theresa Paplin School

July 18, 2023 / Independent Youth News

SCO’s Theresa Paplin School (TPS) celebrated the end of the year with traditional culmination activities with a twist: an End of Year Dance (PROM), Field Day, and Moving Up Ceremony (Graduation.) This year’s Prom was held in the Theresa Paplin School auditorium. Students enjoyed an afternoon of dancing and delights…

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SCO Youth Dabble in Graffiti Art

July 11, 2023 / Independent Youth News

SCO welcomed Bronx-based graffiti artist KayLove to lead a beginner workshop about the history, culture, and importance of graffiti to our youth. Each participant created their own name tag written in graffiti form and colored it in. KayLove, who is also a screen printer (kaylovebx.com), shared some of her works…

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Discovering the World of Sculpture

July 7, 2023 / Independent Youth News

Twenty SCO youth attended a sculpting class recently on our Ottilie campus in Briarwood, Queens. Renowned local artist Sherwin Banfield led the class, teaching the basics of clay sculpting. The students were tasked with creating masks. They carefully followed along as Sherwin demonstrated how to shape and sculpt with clay…

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SCO has PRIDE!

June 29, 2023 / Independent Youth News

June is PRIDE Month and youth and staff throughout SCO Family of Services celebrated. 4th Annual Pride at the Heights On June 22nd, Madonna Heights held their “4th Annual PRIDE Event at the Heights.” All programs on the Madonna Heights campus were invited as well as our Westbrook Preparatory…

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