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SCO Family of Services Honors Iconic Child Welfare Advocate Sister Paulette LoMonaco

April 22, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services supporters and staff gathered to honor long-time child welfare advocate, Sr. Paulette LoMonaco, at SCO’s first annual “Speakeasy Soiree” at the Mutual of America Building in New York City. Sr. Paulette, who recently retired as Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services, is the…

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SCO Takes The Great Stage!

April 12, 2019 / SCO News

The Great Stage, home of The Radio City Rockettes, is where dreams are made and stars are born! It’s every entertainers dream to perform there. The Garden of Dreams Talent Show is an annual show where children from various partner organizations get to perform at Radio City…

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Growing and Learning with Books

April 10, 2019 / SCO News

Student leaders from Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community College celebrated the joy of reading with over 25 youth and their families at “Growing and Learning with Books,” a special day designed to foster childhood literacy, in conjunction…

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SCO Awarded $604,000 Ottilie Renovation Grant

March 28, 2019 / SCO News

SCO was awarded a capital grant from the Office of Mental Health to renovate our Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility. The grant will help us transform Ottilie into a state-of-the-art facility that supports an innovative training program for our youth. It will focus on the culinary arts as well as specific…

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SCO Presents at COFCCA

March 22, 2019 / SCO News

SCO’s Travis O’Dell and Windy Vargas presented a breakout session at the COFCCA Residential Care Worker Conference on Thursday, March 21st. About 100 people from organizations throughout the city attended the conference. Their interactive workshop entitled “Boundaries and Sexual Misconduct” provided an opportunity for attendees to learn…

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Entertainer and Comedian Chuck Nice Visits FirstStepNYC

March 19, 2019 / SCO News

When it comes to stand-up comedy and entertainment, this Philadelphia native is no stranger to T.V. For the past 18 years, Chuck Nice has provided comic relief to the Radio Chick show, bringing the funny to New York’s radio waves. Chuck visited SCO’s FirstStepNYC in…

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SCO Celebrates Women’s Empowerment Night with the Long Island Nets

March 19, 2019 / SCO News

In celebration of Women’s History Month, SCO Family of Services teamed up with the Long Island Nets for Women’s Empowerment Night, a panel discussion at Nassau Coliseum that delved into the importance of engaging and inspiring young women to become future leaders. SCO leaders…

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SCO Family Dynamics Youth Mentorship Annual Benefit Raises Over $11,000 For After School Programs In Central Brooklyn

March 15, 2019 / SCO News

Ensuring a fun-filled year of adventures for students throughout Central Brooklyn, more than 80 supporters turned out to support this year’s SCO Family Dynamics Youth Mentorship Annual Benefit. The Mentors raised $11,300 at SPIN New York, the original ping pong social club. Proceeds support the Mentoring Program’s…

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SCO’s Connie Cerrato Inducted into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame

March 5, 2019 / Madonna Heights News

SCO Family of Services is proud to announce that Assistant Executive Director Connie Cerrato has been inducted into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame by Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York at an Awards Ceremony in Albany on March 5th. For over 30 years, Connie Cerrato has…

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SCO Family of Services Hosts Press Conference For Nonprofit Infrastructure Investment

February 25, 2019 / SCO News

Last week, human services providers across New York State held press conferences to recognize the important role nonprofit agencies play in bridging the path from a life of hardship to a life of promise. SCO Family of Services, a member of the…

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SCO Family of Services and nonprofits call on State government to invest in facility repairs and upgrades and a cost of living adjustment for Human Services Providers

February 22, 2019 / SCO News

 Lawmakers and human services organizations call on Governor Cuomo to include $100 million for nonprofit infrastructure investments; and $140 million to address delayed cost of living adjustments in the upcoming State Budget.  WESTBURY, NY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 – SCO Family of Services…

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Madonna Heights School Class of 2019 Celebrates Graduation!

February 7, 2019 / SCO News

When it comes to graduation, it is kind of a big deal. Graduation is a time to self-reflect on how far you’ve come, and it is a time to start thinking about the future. It is the end to an old chapter and the beginning of a new one. Our…

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Arjun’s Success Story

January 31, 2019 / SCO News

When Arjun joined SCO’s Individual Residential Alternatives program in 2014, his developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges greatly impacted his ability to function. They were so severe that he could not be in crowds, public spaces, and was unable to…

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SCO Family of Services Welcomes Six New Members to its Board of Directors

January 25, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to its Board of Directors.  These distinguished business leaders will help SCO advance its mission of helping New Yorkers build a stronger foundation for the future. The new Board Members are: James Beha II – Partner in the…

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United for Brownsville Receives Grant to Support Childhood Literacy

January 23, 2019 / SCO News

United for Brownsville (UB) has been awarded a $95,000 grant from The Sirus Fund to support implementation of the Discover Together: Brownsville initiative. Discover Together: Brownsville will create a neighborhood that seamlessly supports local children’s language and social-emotional development by transforming the places and spaces where children live, learn and…

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