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Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience

June 29, 2023 / SCO News

Led by CARE, SCO’s Committee Advocating Racial Equity, SCO staff participated in different Juneteenth activities throughout the month of June honoring the resilience of the Black community, SCO’s employees, and the people and communities we serve. CARE Book Club Recommendation The CARE Book Club recommendation was a way…

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June 29, 2023 / Independent Youth News

June is PRIDE Month and youth and staff throughout SCO Family of Services celebrated. 4th Annual Pride at the Heights On June 22nd, Madonna Heights held their “4th Annual PRIDE Event at the Heights.” All programs on the Madonna Heights campus were invited as well as our Westbrook Preparatory…

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Congratulations, Graduates!

June 28, 2023 / Independent Youth News

From early childhood moving up ceremonies to high school graduations, we celebrated children and youth throughout SCO for reaching these important milestones. Congratulations to all of our graduates!…

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Central Business Systems Honors SCO Family of Services in Special Subway Series Presentation

June 20, 2023 / SCO News

Garden City, NY, June 15, 2023 – Central Business Systems honored SCO Family of Services with a special donation check presentation of $20,000 during an on-field ceremony prior to the Mets-Yankees game at Citi Field on June 14th. The presentation was part of Central Business Systems’ 75th Anniversary celebration at…

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SCO Family of Services Raises $160,000 at Madonna Heights Golf Classic

June 14, 2023 / Independent Youth News

DIX HILLS, NY – SCO Family of Services held its 42nd Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic at the Woodside Club in Muttontown, Long Island. This year’s event raised $160,000 to support the vital work of Madonna Heights to teach, strengthen, and empower young and adult women to heal from trauma.

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A Peek Behind the Scenes of “Sherri”

June 13, 2023 / Independent Youth News

A young adult in SCO’s Forward Journey program recently attended a taping of “Sherri,” Sherri Shepherd’s daytime talk show, in Manhattan, accompanied by SCO’s Mentored Internship Program Coordinator. This was his first experience on-set as a member of a live studio audience. He got to see what happens behind the…

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“Stronger Dads, Brighter Futures” Event Provides Resources and Support for Fathers

June 13, 2023 / SCO News

SCO’s Fathers’ Program held its first annual “Stronger Dads, Brighter Futures” event on May 23rd at the Billie Holiday Theater in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Twenty-two fathers currently enrolled in the Fathers’ Program were in attendance, many accompanied by their children. The event was an opportunity to present information, resources and support to…

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Remembering Ed Stack

June 13, 2023 / SCO News

The Board of Directors and Staff of SCO Family of Services mourn the passing of our dear friend and devoted Board Member Edward Stack. For over two decades, Ed served the agency with great purpose and commitment, helping to build a stronger foundation for New York’s children and families. Ed…

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Fordham University Highlights Theresa Paplin School’s Dream Factory

May 25, 2023 / SCO News

The Fordham University Center for Educational Partnerships recently highlighted The Dream Factory, an in-house printing and engraving shop run by staff and students at SCO’s Theresa Paplin School in Queens, in their April newsletter. The Theresa Paplin School is a non-diploma bound, New York State certified special…

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Central Business Systems to Honor SCO Family of Services in Special Subway Series Presentation

May 23, 2023 / SCO News

Central Business Systems (Central), a longtime supporter of SCO Family of Services, will honor and present a $20,000 donation to SCO during a special on-field ceremony prior to the Mets-Yankees game at Citi Field on June 14th. The presentation will be part of Central’s 75th Anniversary celebration at the game.

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SCO Family of Services to Honor Community Care Rx President/Chairman of the Board Hossam Maksoud at the 42nd Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic

May 19, 2023 / Madonna Heights News

SCO Family of Services will honor Hossam Maksoud at their 42nd Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic at Woodside Club in Muttontown, NY on June 5th. Dr. Maksoud is the President/Chairman of the Board of Community Care Rx, a unique long-term pharmacy that provides comprehensive pharmacy services to assisted living facilities,…

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Elite Emeralds Perform at Garden of Dreams Talent Show

May 4, 2023 / Independent Youth News

Elite Emeralds, a dance group of 9-11-year-olds from SCO’s Beacon After School Program, performed at the 2023 Garden of Dreams Talent Show, and they didn’t disappoint! The group did a choreographed dance routine to Demi Lovato’s “Confident” on the Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall, feeding off the energy…

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SCO Family of Services Speakeasy Soiree Highlights Impact of Programs that Strengthen New York Families

April 26, 2023 / SCO News

(New York, NY) SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services for more than 125 years, held a Speakeasy Soiree – “Unlocking potential for children and families” at the Mutual of America Building in New York City. Funds raised at the annual event will help SCO provide…

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The Easter Bunny Visits SCO

April 24, 2023 / Madonna Heights News

The Easter Bunny was busy this year, making the rounds at several SCO programs. Which is more fun, finding the eggs or enjoying the fruits (candy) of your labor afterward? Youth at The Christopher School enjoyed both at their annual Easter Egg…

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Career Readiness Job Fair Offers Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care

April 24, 2023 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services’ Fair Futures program, in partnership with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), held a Career Readiness Job Fair for youth in foster care on March 29th at their Ottilie campus in Briarwood, Queens. The career readiness event was the second for the program,…

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