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SCO Opens New Residence in Brentwood for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

January 23, 2020 / SCO News

SCO celebrated the opening of our newest Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) in Brentwood, Long Island. This newly renovated residence is now the new home for 8 young men with developmental disabilities, many of whom had been living in SCO’s Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center in Sea Cliff. SCO’s IRAs focus…

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Site-Based Respite Offers Alternative for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

January 23, 2020 / SCO News

SCO has opened a new Site-Based Respite, our newest program on Long Island to serve the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. Located at SCO’s Brentwood offices, the program serves up to 12 teens and adults 16 years and older weekdays from 2:30 to 6:30 pm. The program is…

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Girls Computer Coding Workshop Sponsored by Senator Persaud

January 23, 2020 / SCO News

The Digital Girl Computer Coding Workshop sponsored by Senator Persaud was a great activity to expose girls and parents to the basics of computer coding. One of SCO’s Brownsville Play and Learn Tutoring participants, Anastasia, and a college student from the SCO College Mixer participated in the workshop,…

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SCO Holds Women Entrepreneurs Financial Workshop

January 23, 2020 / SCO News

SCO held an Entrepreneurs Financial Workshop that catering specifically to the women entrepreneurs of Brownsville and its surrounding communities.  The Entrepreneur Financial Workshop was a continuation of SCO’s support to the women entrepreneurs through its series of Pop-Up Shops in Brownsville. Hosted by The Peli Firm, a family-owned, full…

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SCO Hosts College Mixer in Brownsville

January 15, 2020 / SCO News

SCO’s College Mixer in Brownsville was an opportunity for youth, who are actively enrolled in or seeking enrollment in college, to participate in a conversation with a panel of professionals. Keith Little, President & CEO of SCO Family of Services, joined a distinguished panel that included entrepreneurs and other…

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SCO Family of Services Honors National Mentoring Month

January 14, 2020 / SCO News

January is National Mentoring Month, an annual nationwide campaign dedicated to celebrating and elevating the mentoring movement. At SCO Family of Services, we believe in mentorship and fostering relationships, which is why we offer multiple mentorship opportunities to the young people we serve. This fall, SCO launched SCO’s…

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Madonna Heights School Student Wins Statewide Environmental Health Art Contest

December 19, 2019 / SCO News

Shira, a student in SCO Family of Services’ Madonna Heights School in Dix Hills, recently won a statewide art competition sponsored by the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers (NYSCHECK). Participants of the contest, Drawing a Healthy New York, were asked to submit a drawing based on the question:…

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SCO Staff Honored

December 18, 2019 / SCO News

Four staff members from SCO Family of Services received “Worker of the Year” awards from the New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health. Congratulations to all and thank you for your commitment to helping the children and families in our care. Kevin Boyd, Assistant Principal, Theresa Paplin School Juzel…

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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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