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The Gift of The Holidays in Sea Cliff

December 11, 2019 / SCO News

For more than three decades in Sea Cliff, The Catapano family and a steady group of friends, colleagues, and neighbors have been coming together every holiday season to pack and load duffel bags filled with presents and life essentials for teens and young adults in SCO Family of Services…

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‘Tis the Season at SCO Family of Services

December 11, 2019 / SCO News

On Monday, December 9th, SCO staff and their families gathered at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck to ring in the holiday celebrations. The evening included a fun photo booth with props, buffet-style dinner, and a live DJ. To add to the excitement, SCO employees received a raffle ticket upon…

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SCO Families Celebrate the Holiday Season in Style!

December 10, 2019 / SCO News

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas! Thanks to the Hornblower NYC team for taking the time to spend the holiday season with our families. Parents, guardians, children, and staff spent the evening on the Hornblower Cruise on the Hudson River where they ate delicious food, danced, enjoyed…

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SCO Family of Services Awarded Praesidium Reaccreditation

November 25, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services has been awarded with Praesidium Reaccreditation. The new Accreditation period will run through October 2022. This rigorous process publicly demonstrates SCO’s commitment to safety and shows that it subscribes to the highest safety standards, ensuring the safety of our consumers and the protection of our staff.

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A Gridiron Classic: The Westbrook Turkey Bowl

November 25, 2019 / SCO News

Feathers were flying at Westbrook Preparatory School’s annual Turkey Bowl, where students and staff teamed up for a friendly game of football. Parents, staff and fellow students lined the sidelines to cheer them on in the very festive, highly competitive affair. The Green Team pulled out the victory over the…

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New York State Assembly Speaker Heastie Visits SCO

November 25, 2019 / SCO News

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie met with President and CEO Keith Little, SCO leadership, and staff on a recent visit to SCO’s Bronx campus serving youth in SCO’s care. Together, the SCO and Speaker’s teams identified potential ways we could collaborate around community service opportunities for our youth…

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SCO Receives Grants Supporting Programs for Children and Youth

November 21, 2019 / SCO News

SCO recently received funding from Robin Hood, Tiger Foundation and PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. in support of a variety of services for children and youth. Robin Hood awarded SCO Family of Services an $875,000 renewal grant that provides support for our three Transfer Schools: Bronx Arena High School East…

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SCO’s Women Entrepreneurs Fall Pop-Up Shop in Brownsville

November 20, 2019 / SCO News

Last week, ten Women Entrepreneurs exhibited at the Fall Pop-Up Shop at The Gregory Jackson Center in Brooklyn. The Pop-Up Shop showed off the talents and wares of local exhibitors including a local street vendor, an SCO employee in Brownsville, a caretaker at a preschool, community members from the…

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Keith Little Recognized In The 2019 Nonprofit Power 100

November 19, 2019 / SCO News

Congratulations to Keith Little, President & CEO of SCO Family of Services, on being recognized as one of the top 100 figures making a difference for New Yorkers in need. Keith was included in City & State’s annual list of The 2019 Nonprofit Power 100. Keith made a…

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SCO’s CARE Talks – “When They See Us Now”

November 13, 2019 / SCO News

On November 8th, more than 120 staff came together on our Madonna Heights campus to participate in SCO’s CARE Talks, the second in a series of CARE (Committee Advocating for Racial Equity) open forums. Participants viewed a screening of Oprah Winfrey’s “When They See Us Now” – a discussion of…

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Art Therapy Exhibit at Sea Cliff Library Showcases Talents of Children and Young Adults

November 12, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services celebrated the opening of a new art exhibit at the Sea Cliff Library that showcases artwork by children and young adults from SCO’s Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center. Sea Cliff Mayor Edward Lieberman was among the guests in attendance at the opening reception on November…

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Shirlene McGee Recognized at the NY Alliance Conference

November 11, 2019 / SCO News

Congratulations to Shirlene McGee, Direct Support Professional (DSP) at SCO Family of Services Wheatley Heights Individual Residential Alternative (IRA). Shirlene was recognized at the NY Alliance – Long Island DSP Conference for her dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life for those with whom she works.

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SCO’s Foster Care Program Recognized for Excellence

October 31, 2019 / SCO News

Every quarter, the New York City Administration for Children Services (ACS) recognizes agencies for Excellence in Practice and Excellence in Performance. This quarter, SCO’s Foster Care Program received two Excellence in Performance awards. SCO was recognized for high achievement in securing Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGap) with a relative who…

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SCO Family of Services and Human Services Collaborative Pilot Artificial Intelligence to Support Children and Families in Foster Care

October 28, 2019 / SCO News

Social Impact AI Lab – New York Wins First Prize in the Robert Wood Johnson Social Determinants of Health Challenge Glen Cove NY – SCO Family of Services is part of a team of agencies working to bring Artificial Intelligence to the social services world. The collaborative, called Social Impact…

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SCO Family of Services Holds 6th Annual Conference: Celebrating Connections: Bringing the Family Together

October 28, 2019 / SCO News

Event Attracts over 400 Clinicians, Educators, and Direct Service Professionals Glen Cove, NY – SCO Family of Services, a provider of essential human services for nearly 125 years, hosted the sixth in a series of annual professional development conferences for staff working with children, youth, and adults with special needs and…

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