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CFL’s “Life Lines” Community Arts Project presents DREAMS

May 14, 2014 / Independent Youth News

“Life Lines” Community Arts Project was proud to present this year's original production, "DREAMS" during the week of May 12 – May 16, 2014, with six performances at Sunset Park High School. Our cast of 150+ participants includes students from Sunset Park High School, MS 821, MS 136, as well as from other Brooklyn middle and high schools. “DREAMS” provides a glimpse into the lives of 16 teenagers and parents as they follow their hearts and explore their innermost hopes, despite the obstacles standing in their way.

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25th Annual SCO Fashion Show Draws Nearly 400 Supporters

May 13, 2014 / SCO News

SCO’s 25th Annual SCO Fashion Show benefit drew nearly 400 supporters at the Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove on May 7.  SCO used the opportunity to honor Lataysha Moore, an intrepid Brooklyn high school senior living in a homeless shelter, and longtime volunteers Laura Gay and Jean Simensky. The benefit raised funds to help SCO provide life-changing results for more than 60,000 people each year at over 110 locations throughout New York City and Long Island.

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Center for Family Life “Making it in Brooklyn” Gala a Great Success

May 8, 2014 / SCO News

SCO/Center for Family Life's 2014 Gala Fundraiser & Cocktail Party was a great success! The smell of chocolate led supporters through the Brooklyn Army Terminal and into the magnificent Jacques Torres Chocolate Factory, where we celebrated the spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership and community development. We honored five individuals with our “Celebrating Community” Award: Cooperatives United for Sunset Park (represented by Sara Castillo, Elvira Rojas, Yuri Sanchez, and Monica Valerio) and Jacques Torres, individuals whose success as immigrant entrepreneurs has lead our neighborhood’s economic revival and inspired its residents to believe that they, too, can “make it in Sunset Park.”

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BK Live Features SCO Program Directors: Julia Jean-Francois and Rick Gallwey

May 8, 2014 / SCO News

Julia Jean-Francois (SCO’s Center for Family Life, Sunset Park), Rick Gallwey (SCO’s Family Dynamics Program, Bed-Stuy), Shijuade Kadree (Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Defender Services – Family Defense Practice), Gittel Kagan-Follman (Director of Social Work, Brooklyn Defender Services – Family Defense Practice) discuss foster care in Brooklyn. Original air date:…

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Nurse-Family Partnership Graduation Ceremony

May 5, 2014 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services celebrated the latest graduates of the NYC Nurse-Family Partnership program in a graduation ceremony April 30, 2014. Congratulations to the families, nurses and staff! Nurse-Family Partnership is a nationally recognized, evidence-based program for first-time mothers. Registered nurses provide in-home visits for expectant mothers during the early stages of pregnancy through the child’s second birthday, offering the counseling and support needed to deliver healthy babies and become good parents. 

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2014 Family Dynamics Art Auction A Great Success

May 2, 2014 / Independent Youth News

The 4th Annual SCO Family Dynamics Art Auction was a huge success! Thanks to our wonderful supporters and all the artists who donated their work, last night's benefit raised a record amount and will help us to expand after-school arts programming in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick and Brownsville. Thanks, everyone!

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WSJ Donor of the Day: Alexandra Alger Boosts Arts in Family Dynamics Program

April 28, 2014 / Independent Youth News

The Wall Street Journal By MELANIE GRAYCE WEST April 27, 2014 9:31 p.m. ET Everything good about an arts education for children—fueling personal expression, improving cognitive development and having fun—is what Alexandra Alger wanted for her own children. Turns out, she also wanted it for children living just a few miles from her in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. About six years ago, a friend encouraged Ms. Alger to check out the after-school programming provided by Family Dynamics, an initiative of the SCO Family of Services, a Brooklyn-based organization that provides a variety of social and occupational services to help some of Brooklyn's neediest people.

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April 24, 2014 / Uncategorized

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SCO Family of Services Celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 11, 2014 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services, one of New York City and Long Island’s leading nonprofit human service agencies, is celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 6 to April 12, 2014) by recognizing our outstanding volunteers.

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CFL speaks at New York City Council Public Hearing

February 24, 2014 / SCO News

Representatives from SCO’s Center for Family Life spoke at a New York City Council Public Hearing in February 2014 to discuss how worker cooperatives can lift families out of poverty. Vanessa Bransburg, Director of Cooperative Development at CFL and Yadira Fragoso of Sí Se Puede! Women’s Cooperative were joined by Saduf Syal of Make the Road New York to…

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“Special Man in My Life Day” at the Early Childhood Education Center

February 17, 2013 / SCO News

One dad sat still for a pretend “makeover.” Others dug into building blocks, and some just sat and read aloud with their children. No matter the activity, everyone found pleasure and meaning in “Special Man in My Life Day,” held recently at SCO’s Jerome Hardeman Early Childhood Education…

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