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Real As Me Girls Empowerment Workshops Culminate with Pop-Up Shop for Young Entrepreneurs

July 28, 2021 / Independent Youth News

Family, friends and supporters of young women in SCO’s Bethany program for young mothers in Foster Care were on hand for a Pop-Up Shop where the young ladies showcased products from their newly-formed businesses. The Pop-Up Shop was the culmination of SCO’s Real As Me program, a series of bi-weekly…

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United for Brownsville Hosts Free Book Giveaway

June 22, 2021 / SCO News

Brooklyn families will have plenty to read this summer thanks to United for Brownsville and Brooklyn Book Bodega. The two partners teamed up to hold a free Book Giveaway on June 12th at the Gregory Jackson Center in Brownsville. Local families were invited to select 10 books appropriate for all…

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SCO Family of Services Raises Record $159,000 at 40th Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic

June 22, 2021 / Madonna Heights News

DIX HILLS, NY – Friends of SCO Family of Services’ Madonna Heights programs teed up for the 40th Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic at the Woodside Club in Muttontown, Long Island. This year, the Golf Classic raised a record $159,000 to support the vital work of Madonna Heights to teach,…

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Madonna Heights Campus Hosts Pop-Up Prom Boutique

May 27, 2021 / Madonna Heights News

It’s prom season and we are excited to host a pop-up prom boutique for the girls at our Madonna Heights School. This year, 32 girls attending prom have the opportunity to pick out their prom dresses, shoes, jewelry, wraps, and purses at the pop-up prom boutique. “We are so…

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SCO Hosts NYC Ranked Choice Voting Webinar

May 25, 2021 / SCO News

In anticipation of NYC’s upcoming primary election on June 22nd, SCO Family of Services co-hosted a webinar with Queens Community House, The Hope Program and NYC Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit to inform staff and community members about Ranked Choice Voting. Ranked Choice Voting is a new system of voting in…

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SCO Family of Services Awarded $225,000 by van Ameringen Foundation for Infant Mental Health Training

April 30, 2021 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services has been awarded a 3-year grant totaling $225,000 by van Ameringen Foundation to support SCO’s “Well Babies Project”, a new Infant Mental Health (IMH) training initiative. Well Babies Project originated in SCO’s Bethany Residences and Independence Inns. With this award, SCO will be able to bring…

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United for Brownville Launches $50K Grant for Local Small Businesses in Need

April 21, 2021 / SCO News

United for Brownsville (UB), a program of SCO Family of Services in partnership with Community Solutions, has launched the United for Brownsville Small Business Relief Grant, a $50,000 grant targeted at providing relief to essential small businesses that serve young children in Brownsville. The Sirus Fund provided funding for the grant,…

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Blankets of Love

April 20, 2021 / SCO News

Thanks to the Blankets of Love group for knitting and donating blankets to the families in our care. This program was made possible by The Town of North Hempstead. The project was started in January 2012 by a group of volunteers whose common goal was to work together in a…

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Spreading Easter Joy at the Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center

April 14, 2021 / SCO News

North Shore Key Clubbers and Kiwanians assembled and delivered over 100 beautiful Easter baskets to SCO Family of Services’ Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center in Sea Cliff for the youth with developmental disabilities who reside there.  The baskets were displayed on a table outside of the main building so youth…

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Sisense’s Virtual Day of Service with SCO Family of Services

April 12, 2021 / SCO News

Building Impact, a young non-profit organization that strengthens communities by empowering companies with the opportunity to volunteer, donate, and connect with high-impact, local nonprofits working on critical social issues, partnered with SCO Family of Services after discovering a wishlist that was posted for the children and families in need.

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The Goodwill of NYPD Officers

April 6, 2021 / SCO News

It’s been a challenging year, but acts of kindness and compassion can change the world. That was the case for Zephaniah Campbell, a resident in one of our group homes. Zephaniah saved up to buy an e-bike to start his job delivering for Uber Eats. A few days after…

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SCO’s Tara Saglimbeni Wins Excellence in Practice Award

March 17, 2021 / SCO News

Congratulations to SCO Foster Care Director Tara Saglimbeni on receiving the Excellence in Practice Award from NYC Administration for Children’s Services’ Family Permanency Services! Tara received the award for demonstrating superior practice in her field. Tara began at SCO Family of Services as a Therapeutic Family Foster Care Caseworker in…

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Thank You, Hearts to Homes!

March 12, 2021 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services 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 Homes provided household furnishings and furniture to Naudia, a former foster care youth, and she couldn’t be more grateful…

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SCO Holds COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Staff

March 10, 2021 / SCO News

Guest speaker Renee McLeod-Sordjan of Northwell Health joined SCO President & CEO Keith Little for a virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for SCO employees – to educate and inform them on the COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. McLeod-Sordjan provided the latest information about the vaccines and addressed myths/misconceptions about getting vaccinated. Renee…

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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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91%

of women in our residential recovery program remained substance free

Last year, we placed

1,470

youth in employment, subsidized employment or internships

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