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Theresa Paplin School Students Create Awards for Educators Sorority

December 29, 2021 / SCO News

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, a sorority for educators, commissioned Theresa Paplin School’s Dream Factory to create the awards they gave out to essential workers, Sorority of the Year, and scholarship recipients at their Annual Luncheon. The Dream Factory is a printing, laminating, and laser shop where students…

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SCO Supporters Donate Over 15,000 Holiday Gifts

December 22, 2021 / Uncategorized

Over 150 individuals, groups, organizations and companies donated more than 15,000 gifts to make the holidays special for over 5,000 children, youth, individuals and families throughout New York City and Long Island. Thank you for your generosity and for always being there for those in our care.

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Surprise Visit from Rapper Jadakiss Brings Holiday Cheer to Youth in Foster Care

December 15, 2021 / Independent Youth News

Christmas came early this year at one of our residences for youth in foster care. Famed rapper/recording artist, Jadakiss, made a surprise visit to the home – bearing bags full of gifts. Jadakiss reached out to Marjorie Etienne, SCO’s Case Planner for the home, letting her know he wanted to…

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Madonna Heights Celebrates Diwali

November 9, 2021 / Madonna Heights News

Madonna Heights School celebrated Diwali by exploring its history and culture. Students participated in activities to learn more about the history of Diwali and distributed “Fun Facts” handouts throughout the campus. They broadened their culinary skills by learning how to cook samosas and make mango lassi, traditional Indian cuisine. The…

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SCO Off To College Program Co-Hosts Brownsville Family Wellness Fair

October 26, 2021 / SCO News

With funding from NYC Young Men’s Initiative, SCO’s Off to College Program teamed up with Healthy Start Brooklyn, Love Is Key, Umoja Events and The Coco Pauline Company to host the Brownsville Family Wellness Fair on October 16th. More than 30 families attended the event, held at Betsy Head Park,…

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SCO Staff Receive ACS Excellence in Practice Awards

October 26, 2021 / Uncategorized

Congratulations to SCO Foster Care staff members Mark McCaskill and Ayain Mohamed on receiving NYC Administration for Children’s Services’ (ACS) Excellence in Practice Award! This honor recognizes their hard work, dedication and partnership in serving the children and families in our care. Ayain and Mark were nominated for the award…

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Madonna Heights Wins Sanctuary Institute Resiliency Award

October 26, 2021 / Madonna Heights News

Madonna Heights Staff SCO’s Madonna Heights programs won the Sanctuary Institute’s first ever Resiliency Award. The Resiliency Award recognizes and honors the tremendous work of organizations who have come together to support one another as well as their communities during the historic and challenging year of 2020. When the pandemic…

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SCO Youth Receive FPWA Scholarships

October 22, 2021 / Independent Youth News

Congratulations to Anastasia, Marvin, Kervin, and Sebastian, four of our fabulous youth in foster care, on receiving FPWA College Scholarships! They were each awarded $1,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year. A virtual ceremony was held to recognize their academic achievements and present their awards. SCO’s Foster Care Education &…

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SCO Family of Services Raises $552,000 at Treiber Memorial Golf Outing

October 22, 2021 / SCO News

On October 14th, more than 220 golfers teed-up for SCO’s Treiber Memorial Golf Outing. The event, which took place at two of the area’s premier golf clubs, The Creek in Locust Valley and Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, raised over $552,000. Funds raised at the annual event will help…

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United for Brownsville Plays Key Role in Robin Hood’s “Fuel for 50” Initiative

September 20, 2021 / SCO News

SCO’s United for Brownsville staff and Family Advisory Board members have been invited to participate in the selection committee of Robin Hood’s exciting new Fuel for 50 initiative. Through Fuel for 50, Robin Hood will be giving away 50 grants of $25,000 to local nonprofits that do work that supports…

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Madonna Heights Recognizes Suicide Prevention Month

September 16, 2021 / Madonna Heights News

September is the National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. Our Madonna Heights programs used the month to promote meaningful discussions and activities about the concerns and struggles people face and to highlight suicide prevention efforts. Program participants made displays and decorated bulletin boards with the strength-based theme they chose…”Be the One.”…

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OperationBigBookBag Gets Students Ready for School Success

September 1, 2021 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family Foster Care program partnered with The Nu Beta Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. for OperationBigBookBag, where 100 book bags filled with school supplies were donated to help our students get the new school year off to a good start. Over 60 of our youth attended…

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SCO Family of Services to Open Long Island City Early Childhood Education Center

August 27, 2021 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services will be opening a new Early Childhood Education Center in Long Island City, Queens. Slated to open at the beginning of the New York City school year, this new Early Childhood Center will be SCO’s first program located in Long Island City, broadening its expansive…

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SCO Holds “COVID-Safe” Virtual Town Hall

August 27, 2021 / SCO News

On August 19th, more than 400 SCO employees joined an SCO Virtual Town Hall to discuss the new NYC COVID-Safe Requirement. The COVID-Safe mandate requires that effective Aug 16, 2021, all NYC-contracted residential, congregate care and jail-based staff at SCO must either: Provide one-time verification of vaccination OR Provide weekly…

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Off to College Program Gets Freshmen off on the Right Foot

August 26, 2021 / Independent Youth News

SCO launched a new Off to College program that offers incoming college freshmen a variety of college preparation and career workshops, community service events, support, resources and a college package of essential items needed for the next step of their journey. It also creates an ongoing support community for aspiring…

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