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NYPD Community Affairs Bureau Hosts Teen Dating Forum

February 26, 2021 / SCO News

The Brooklyn Youth Center welcomed the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau for a Teen Dating Violence Forum. Youth and NYPD Officers spoke about the different types of abuse and the youth had the opportunity to ask questions and give scenarios on what they would consider being abuse or not abuse. The…

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SCO’s Keith Little to be Honored at Queens Black History Month Celebration

February 23, 2021 / SCO News

SCO President & CEO Keith Little will be honored at the annual Queens Borough President’s Black History Month celebration on February 25th.  Keith will receive the Community Service Award. “We wanted to honor individuals who are out in our community making a difference in the lives of people in many…

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Keith Little Recognized in City & State NY’s Nonprofit Power 100

February 23, 2021 / SCO News

Keith Little, President & CEO of SCO Family of Services, has been named one of City & State NY’s Nonprofit Power 100. The list of movers and shakers within the nonprofit community includes top brass from government, advocacy, academia, media, business, and beyond. “Keith Little brings more than 30…

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Theta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Helps Madonna Heights Celebrate Black History Month

February 18, 2021 / Madonna Heights News

In honor of Black History Month, the Theta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sent an individual strand of pearls which symbolizes wisdom to the young women in our Group Residence, along with a book focusing on justice and cohesion called The Truths We Hold by Vice President…

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SCO Family of Services Raises Over $100,000 at Virtual Event

February 18, 2021 / SCO News

Thank you to our incredible sponsors and guests for their support at our virtual Cooking for a Cause event which raised $101,250. Chef David Kirschner from DineDK joined the SCO family with 50 other guests to cook mouth-watering Potsticker Dumplings to ring in the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s…

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SCO Family of Services Partners with Hearts to Homes to Assist Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

February 4, 2021 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island, has partnered with Hearts to Homes, a nonprofit that assists young adults who have aged out of foster care in their transition to independent living. Hearts to…

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SCO’s Young Adult Workforce Program Introduces Empowerment Workshops

January 22, 2021 / Independent Youth News

SCO’s Young Adult Workforce Program has introduced monthly Empowerment Workshops to prepare youth in the program for employment and educational opportunities as they transition into the community. The Young Adult Workforce Program helps young adults 18-21 years old currently and/or previously in NYC DOC custody prepare for the future by…

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SCO to Open High Fidelity Wraparound Program in Queens

January 22, 2021 / SCO News

Beginning February 1st, SCO will be opening a High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) program in Queens designed for youth with high acuity, complex mental health needs and their families. High Fidelity Wraparound is an evidence-based model of care coordination that uses a highly structured, team-based, family/child centered management with the…

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Garden of Dreams Donates Meals to SCO Families

January 15, 2021 / SCO News

The Garden of Dreams Foundation has partnered with SCO to combat food insecurity throughout NYC and Long Island. The Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with MSG Entertainment, MSG Sports and MSG Networks, Inc. to bring life-changing opportunities to young people in need, has donated hundreds of…

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United Nations Gift Drive Brings Holiday Spirit to SCO Family of Services Youth with Developmental Disabilities

December 22, 2020 / SCO News

Employees of the United Nations wanted to do something special for youth with developmental disabilities this holiday season, so they partnered with SCO Family of Services. The UN held an Employee Gift Drive to benefit the youth living in SCO’s group residential homes. SCO’s Extraordinary Needs Agency Operated Boarding Homes…

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SCO Family of Services Partners with Trinity Church Wall Street to Combat Food Insecurity in NYC 

December 18, 2020 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island, has partnered with Trinity Church Wall Street to supply 260 NYC families with groceries to help combat food insecurity. SCO has been designated as a “Compassion Market,” an expansion of…

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Queens Sorority & Fraternity Hold Toy Drive to Benefit Children in SCO Family of Services’ Foster Care

December 18, 2020 / SCO News

In an effort to support families in need in NYC, the Nu Beta Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., and the Gamma Rho Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. have partnered with SCO of Family Services to host a virtual Toy Drive to benefit children…

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Madonna Heights Receives Sanctuary Re-Certification

December 18, 2020 / SCO News

SCO’s Madonna Heights Programs have officially received Sanctuary Model Re-Certification. It has been a multi-year journey to establish and embed this trauma-informed approach to the organizational structure and the work throughout our programs. Madonna Heights’ three adolescent programs, Group Residence, Residential Treatment Facility and School, had previously been Sanctuary certified. This year,…

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SCO Family of Services’ United for Brownsville Featured in Robin Hood’s “Heroes of New York” Celebration

December 7, 2020 / SCO News

United for Brownsville, a program of SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island, was highlighted in Robin Hood’s “Heroes of New York” primetime television special which celebrated the’ impact of the extraordinary generosity and resilience…

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SCO Receives Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) Award to Support Peer Tutoring Program

December 3, 2020 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) that will be used to provide mentoring, academic tutoring, and social-emotional support to youth in foster care. This grant comes through a partnership between YMI and NYC’s Neighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeON)…

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Last year, we placed

1,470

youth in employment, subsidized employment or internships

We help

1,300

children and young adults through foster care programs

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