SCO News

SCO’s FirstStepNYC Celebrates The Week of the Child

April 29, 2019 / SCO News

At SCO Family of Services, we are no strangers to The Week of the Young Child (WOYC), an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The week-long celebration included five fun-filled themed days that SCO’s FirstStepNYC participated in. This event…

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Making an Impact

April 25, 2019 / SCO News

SCO recently received grants to continue or enhance a variety of programs that are making a difference for our clients and the communities we serve. They include: Renewed funding from the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation for SCO’s work in Brownsville as we deepen our roots and collaborate with…

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SCO Family of Services Honors Iconic Child Welfare Advocate Sister Paulette LoMonaco

April 22, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services supporters and staff gathered to honor long-time child welfare advocate, Sr. Paulette LoMonaco, at SCO’s first annual “Speakeasy Soiree” at the Mutual of America Building in New York City. Sr. Paulette, who recently retired as Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services, is the…

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CFL Participates in Children’s Bureau Foster Care Video Series

April 17, 2019 / Center for Family LIfe News

Check out Center for Family Life’s feature in the Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents video series. Developed by the Children’s Bureau’s Capacity Building Center for States, the following videos illustrate the importance of building supportive relationships in the community and encouraging birth and…

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SCO Takes The Great Stage!

April 12, 2019 / SCO News

The Great Stage, home of The Radio City Rockettes, is where dreams are made and stars are born! It’s every entertainers dream to perform there. The Garden of Dreams Talent Show is an annual show where children from various partner organizations get to perform at Radio City…

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Growing and Learning with Books

April 10, 2019 / SCO News

Student leaders from Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community College celebrated the joy of reading with over 25 youth and their families at “Growing and Learning with Books,” a special day designed to foster childhood literacy, in conjunction…

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CFL’s Celebrating Community Event

March 29, 2019 / Center for Family LIfe News

Center for Family Life invites you to join us for our annual Celebrating Community event at the Dirty Precious Cocktail Bar in Brooklyn on May 20th. Date: Monday, May 20, 2019 Time: 6-8 PM Place: Dirty Precious Cocktail Bar, 317 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn Honoring: Welcome to the…

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SCO Awarded $604,000 Ottilie Renovation Grant

March 28, 2019 / SCO News

SCO was awarded a capital grant from the Office of Mental Health to renovate our Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility. The grant will help us transform Ottilie into a state-of-the-art facility that supports an innovative training program for our youth. It will focus on the culinary arts as well as specific…

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Center for Family Life’s 13th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium

March 22, 2019 / Center for Family LIfe News

Held on Wednesday, March 6th at Recess in Brooklyn, Center for Family Life hosted their 13th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium. The Symposium engaged service providers and advocates in a conversation about Sanctuary Families: Using Popular Education as a Social Justice Tool. This event featured the unveiling…

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SCO Presents at COFCCA

March 22, 2019 / SCO News

SCO’s Travis O’Dell and Windy Vargas presented a breakout session at the COFCCA Residential Care Worker Conference on Thursday, March 21st. About 100 people from organizations throughout the city attended the conference. Their interactive workshop entitled “Boundaries and Sexual Misconduct” provided an opportunity for attendees to learn…

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Entertainer and Comedian Chuck Nice Visits FirstStepNYC

March 19, 2019 / SCO News

When it comes to stand-up comedy and entertainment, this Philadelphia native is no stranger to T.V. For the past 18 years, Chuck Nice has provided comic relief to the Radio Chick show, bringing the funny to New York’s radio waves. Chuck visited SCO’s FirstStepNYC in…

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SCO Celebrates Women’s Empowerment Night with the Long Island Nets

March 19, 2019 / SCO News

In celebration of Women’s History Month, SCO Family of Services teamed up with the Long Island Nets for Women’s Empowerment Night, a panel discussion at Nassau Coliseum that delved into the importance of engaging and inspiring young women to become future leaders. SCO leaders…

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SCO Family Dynamics Youth Mentorship Annual Benefit Raises Over $11,000 For After School Programs In Central Brooklyn

March 15, 2019 / SCO News

Ensuring a fun-filled year of adventures for students throughout Central Brooklyn, more than 80 supporters turned out to support this year’s SCO Family Dynamics Youth Mentorship Annual Benefit. The Mentors raised $11,300 at SPIN New York, the original ping pong social club. Proceeds support the Mentoring Program’s…

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SCO’s Connie Cerrato Inducted into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame

March 5, 2019 / Madonna Heights News

SCO Family of Services is proud to announce that Assistant Executive Director Connie Cerrato has been inducted into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame by Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York at an Awards Ceremony in Albany on March 5th. For over 30 years, Connie Cerrato has…

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SCO Family of Services Hosts Press Conference For Nonprofit Infrastructure Investment

February 25, 2019 / SCO News

Last week, human services providers across New York State held press conferences to recognize the important role nonprofit agencies play in bridging the path from a life of hardship to a life of promise. SCO Family of Services, a member of the…

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Last year,

188

youth and adults with special needs participated in volunteer projects in their community

Last year, we placed

2,007

youth in employment, subsidized employment or internships