SCO “College Shower” Prepares Brownsville Youth for College Life

August 4, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY  SCO Family of Services hosted a “College Shower” at The Gregory Jackson Center for Brownsville on August 4th for college bound freshmen from Brownsville and neighboring communities.

SCO partnered with Community Solutions to provide each student a free college pack filled with essential school and dorm supplies, teach students what to expect as they enter college and inform them about resources available to help smooth the transition to college life. The College Shower also offered attendees an ongoing community of support that they can turn to for guidance and encouragement throughout their college experience.

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SCO Fathers’ Program Named Fatherhood Program of the Year

July 18, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY  Congratulations to our Fathers’ Program on being named Department of Youth and Community Development’s Fatherhood Initiative Program of the Year! The program helps fathers reconnect with their children and develop essential parenting skills through classes, workshops, and support groups — plus special events for the whole family.

Trip to D.C. Inspires Fathers’ Program Dads

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July 18, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY  On a recent trip to the African American History Museum in Washington D.C., dads in SCO’s Fathers’ Program along with their families and staff, learned about slavery, Jim Crow, and the many contributions that African Americans have made to American society. The visit underscored the importance of perseverance despite tremendous obstacles. The message was well received.

SCO Family of Services Continues to Strengthen Management Team to Further Improve Outcomes for New Yorkers in Need

Jennifer Outlaw Appointed Chief Program Officer; Stephen Mack Promoted to Chief Financial and Administrative Officer; Madeline Martinez Promoted to Chief of Staff

June 11, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services for over 100 years, today announced the appointments of three senior executives to further strengthen and guide the agency in its mission-driven work to improve the lives and well-being of children, teens, and families, and individuals with special needs and developmental disabilities.  Jennifer Outlaw will join SCO’s Executive Cabinet as Chief Program Officer (CPO). Stephen Mack broadens his position as Chief Financial Officer with the added responsibilities of Chief Administrative Officer.  Madeline Martinez has been promoted to the post of Chief of Staff.  All three positions report to Executive Director, Keith M. Little, who took the helm of the agency earlier this year. [Read more…]

Foster Care Youth Sharpen Skills On and Off the Court

May 25, 2018 – Queens, NY  Young men in our family foster care and residential programs honed their court skills recently at a basketball clinic hosted at our Ottilie gym and run by current and former professional basketball players. There was a mentorship component as well as players and youth shared past experiences and discussed future goals and what it will take to achieve them.

This unique opportunity was part of a partnership with Cicatelli Associates (CAI) to strengthen healthy behaviors and provide positive role models for young men in foster care. Photos.

Dads Celebrating Moms

May 13, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY  Dads in our Fathers’ Program recognized outstanding moms in the Brownsville community by hosting a Mother’s Day Luncheon May 12th in SCO’s Morris Koppelman Early Childhood Education Center. Mothers were given the white glove treatment in an afternoon that included awards, gifts, massages and activities for the kids.

New York State Senator Roxanne Persaud was on hand to help us celebrate and generously provided gifts for our raffle. Photos.

SCO’s Karen Abreu-Rosano Inducted into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame

April 3, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY SCO Family of Services, a provider of essential human services throughout New York City and on Long Island, today announced the induction of Karen Abreu-Rosano, Assistant Executive Director of SCO Family of Services’ Foster Care Programs, into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame. Mrs. Abreu-Rosano was introduced by New York State Senator Leroy Comrie, who represents District 14, where one of SCO’s Foster Care programs is located, at a ceremony at the New York State Capitol Building in Albany March 13th.

Each year, SCO Family of Services helps find safe homes and caring families for hundreds of children and youth who have been placed in Foster Care – with the goal of family reunification. Behind every safe home and caring family stands Karen Abreu-Rosano. Mrs. Abreu-Rosano oversees Family Foster Care, Therapeutic Family Foster Care and Adoption, including health and mental health services for children in placement. She ensures that all children and youth in SCO’s Foster Care program have the opportunity to succeed and are supported in every way possible.

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SCO Brownsville and PBS Kids Present Sneak Peek of New Show – PINKALICOUS & PETERIFFIC!

February 9, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY 

Screening: Pinkalicious & Peterrific 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm
519 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

SCO Family of Services to Open Independence Inn VII

February 1, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY – SCO Family of Services has received funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development to open Independence Inn VII, a transitional independent living residence for runaway and homeless teen/young adult mothers and their children. SCO will also provide early education services and work in partnership with the Jeremiah Program to provide the coaching necessary for residents to achieve academic success within a career-track college education.

The Jeremiah Program is an evidence-informed model that is currently implemented in six states that places emphasis on educational achievement. This two-generational model provides support for career-track college education; life skills and empowerment training; and a supportive community.

Sandra Arboleda, SCO Preventive Program Director, Receives Community Leadership Award

October 31, 2017 – Elmhurst, NY – Sandra Arboleda, Director of our Woodside Preventive Program, received a community leadership award from the Elmhurst Community Partnership (ECP) for her work with victims of domestic violence in the Latina community. Sandra received the award at ECP’s Third Dinner for Women, held recently at the Boulevard Restaurant in Queens. She was one of five influential women who were recognized for their contributions to the community and to ECP’s mission. Read more.

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