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SCO Family of Services Recognized by Brooklyn Defender Services for Helping Fathers in Brooklyn Reconnect with Their Families

July 16, 2019 / SCO News

Brooklyn Defenders Services honored SCO for their comprehensive Fatherhood Program that provides support and parenting classes to fathers in Brownsville, Bed-Stuyvesant and East New York. Brooklyn Defender Services honored SCO Family of Services for the success and widespread influence of its Fatherhood Program. The award was accepted by Fatherhood…

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SCO’s 2019 College Shower in Brownsville

July 8, 2019 / SCO News

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!!! The college applications have been completed, the acceptance letter came, and graduation day passed, so now what? Preparing for college can be a challenging time for families, considering personal expenses, adjusting to new routines, and living independently. Last week, SCO Family of Services…

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Nassau County Fire Riders 13th Annual “Christmas in June” Toy Run at SCO Family of Services

July 1, 2019 / SCO News

Don’t you wish it was Christmas? Well, Christmas came early for the children at SCO’s Roberts J. McMahon Children’s Center.  The Nassau County Fire Riders were joined by hundreds of other motorcycle enthusiasts as they escorted Santa to bring donated toys to distribute to the children and adolescents with…

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Men from At-Risk Communities Graduate from Award-Winning Fatherhood Program Created by SCO Family of Services

June 27, 2019 / SCO News

Fathers from Brownsville, Bed-Stuy, and East New York graduate from SCO Family of Services’ Father’ Program after completing a 12-week parenting training course. On Tuesday afternoon at a ceremony in Brooklyn, 31 dads graduated from SCO Family of Services’ Fathers’ Program. This unique program has empowered hundreds of fathers who…

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SCO Family of Services Partners with Studio in a School Program to Foster Creativity in Brooklyn Preschoolers

June 27, 2019 / SCO News

Parents and teachers gathered  to enjoy artwork created by students of SCO Family of Services’ early childhood education center located in Ocean Hill – Brownsville as part of the Studio in a School program supported by Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel. SCO’s early childhood programs support the development of young children’s…

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Congratulations, Graduates, on a Job Well Done!

June 25, 2019 / SCO News

Graduations, from Pre-K to high school, took place at programs throughout SCO this month. The Class of 2019 received their Regents diplomas at our three transfer high schools for over age, under-credited students: Bronx Arena High School, East Brooklyn Community High School and North Queens Community High School. Youth in…

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Soaring to New Heights at the 2019 Annual Benefit!

June 24, 2019 / SCO News

Hundreds of SCO Family of Services’ friends and supporters came together on Thursday, June 20th at the Cradle of Aviation Museum to celebrate SCO’s 2019 Annual Benefit and its dedication to providing life-changing results for New Yorkers in need. SCO honored two longtime supporters, Central Business Systems and Philip J.

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SCO Foster Youth Hold Girls Symposium

June 19, 2019 / SCO News

Young women in SCO’s foster care program took part in their annual Girls Symposium, a day filled with alternative/creative therapies to create a space for self-actualization and realization of purpose. Activities included a spoken word/journaling exercise led by NYC Urban Word, a high-energy dance class hosted by Urban Bush Women,…

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SCO Foster Youth Visit D.C.

June 11, 2019 / SCO News

Twenty-eight youth from SCO’s Foster Care program got to see our nation’s capital up close thanks to the support of the New York City Council and funding provided through the Wraparound Support for Transitional-Aged Foster Youth Initiative. The youth took a fun-filled four-day tour of Washington D.C. to learn more…

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Celebrating SCO Staff!

May 20, 2019 / SCO News

We honored our incredible staff for their compassion, hard work and dedication at our annual SCO Staff Recognition Dinner May 16th. Congratulation to our longevity honorees (356 strong), our CHAMP award winners, and our TEAM award winners. We are proud and grateful for each and every SCO…

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SCO Family of Services Fathers’ Program Celebrates Moms

May 17, 2019 / SCO News

BROOKLYN, NY – The gentlemen of SCO Family of Services Fathers’ Program held a special event May 11th to recognize outstanding mothers in Brownsville and neighboring communities. The celebration included lunch served by the fathers in the program. “Our dads wanted to do something special for mothers to recognize and…

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Advocates ask $50M for foster care aid

May 17, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services and Fair Futures took the steps of Borough Hall to ask the city for funding for youth programs in the foster care program. Fair Futures, a coalition of nearly 100 child welfare agencies, nonprofits, foundations, advocates and young adults are hoping the city will be the…

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Advocates Urge Mayor de Blasio to Fully Cover State Budget Cuts to NYC Public Health Programs in FY20 Budget

May 16, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services joined forces with other nonprofit providers to bring awareness to NYC Mayor’s current executive budget proposal, which excludes matching funds for Council discretionary-funded community-based organizations. Nearly 80 healthcare providers, advocates, and community members joined with City Council Members Levine, Rivera, and Eugene at City Hall to…

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SCO Family of Services Rallies With Fair Futures at Queens Borough Hall

May 16, 2019 / SCO News

Over 4,000 middle and high-school-aged youth are entrusted to the care of New York City through the foster care system, and approximately 600-700 age out of the system each year without a consistent adult to rely on. May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and SCO Family of…

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Jeremiah Program Coaches Single Mothers in Brownsville Through College

April 30, 2019 / SCO News

The program provides a range of supportive services to help mothers and their families find a path out of poverty. Jeremiah Program New York, a national nonprofit providing career preparedness and support services for single mothers, is currently recruiting for the next…

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340

young adults served by SCO are in college this academic year

We help

1,400

children and young adults through foster care programs