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Revolution in Progress – Finding Peace through Writing

June 21, 2022 / Independent Youth News

Maurice, a youth in SCO’s Close to Home program, loves to express himself through his writing. Close to Home is a network of residences for 13-17 year-olds involved in the juvenile justice system that provide counseling, structure, education, skill-building and connection to family. Maurice recently entered a contest through the Prison…

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Madonna Heights Holds 3rd Annual Pride Parade

June 16, 2022 / Madonna Heights News

SCO Family of Services’ Madonna Heights programs held their 3rd annual on-campus Pride Parade on June 9th, hosted and organized by Madonna Heights Residential Treatment Facility Family Peer Advocate Denise Delio. Youth and staff from Westbrook Preparatory School and Deer Park Community Residence participated this year as well as guests…

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SCO Employees Recognized for Outstanding Academic Achievement

June 15, 2022 / SCO News

In January 2021, two SCO Family of Services employees decided to return to school to further their education. In January 2022, Nichelle Strickland, Program Supervisor for the High Fidelity Wraparound Program, and Jennifer Whitehead, Care Manager for Northwell Health Children and Adults, graduated from Metropolitan College of New York…

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SCO Staff Recognition Dinner Honors Employee Dedication

May 31, 2022 / SCO News

We resumed our annual Staff Recognition Dinner after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Staff were honored for their compassion, hard work, and dedication as they helped clients make it through the numerous hardships caused by the pandemic. Congratulations to our honorees and THANK YOU to all of our SCO…

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“Visions of Movement” Performs at Radio City

May 27, 2022 / SCO News

Visions of Movement, a dance group of young ladies between the ages of nine and thirteen who participate in SCO’s Beacon After School Program in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, performed in Garden of Dreams’ Talent Show in April. The Talent Show, themed “Beyond A Dream”, took place on the Great Stage in…

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SCO Foster Youth Experience the Sights and Sounds of Philadelphia

May 26, 2022 / SCO News

Twenty-seven youth from SCO’s Foster Care Program took a trip recently to Philadelphia to see the sites of the “City of Brotherly Love.” They were treated to a guided tour of some of its most historic landmarks, such as Independence Hall, Betsy Ross’s House, and Benjamin Franklin’s grave. They also…

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SCO’s Jennifer Outlaw Participates in Leaders of Color National Summit

May 25, 2022 / SCO News

Photo credit: Building Bridges Initiative SCO Chief Program Officer Jennifer Outlaw participated in a 2-day summit hosted by Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in partnership with Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) of the BBI Leaders of Color workgroup recently in Baltimore, MD. This group is comprised of 22 executive leaders from…

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SCO Foster Parents Recognized for Outstanding Care

April 26, 2022 / SCO News

We’re thrilled to announce that SCO Foster Parents Olga and Manuel Cerron were recognized as outstanding foster parents by Together We Rise as part of their FOSTER LOVE FRIDAY! The Cerrons received a $1,000 award as part of this honor. Together We Rise, a national non-profit agency, launched FOSTER LOVE…

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City & State NY Honors Samantha Sutfin-Gray

April 11, 2022 / SCO News

Samantha Sutfin-Gray, SCO Vice President of Performance and Quality, was recognized by City & State New York as one of their 40 Under 40 nonprofit leaders. Sam joined SCO in September 2019 overseeing the agency’s Performance and Quality Department. She ensures that SCO is serving children, youth, and families as…

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#JustPay Campaign Rallies in Support of Human Services Workers

March 18, 2022 / SCO News

On March 10th, SCO Family of Services employees joined over 1,000 fellow human services workers at the #JustPay rally at NYC City Hall. The #JustPay Campaign seeks to implement changes around inequitable pay among human services workers. Human services workers are essential workers. The human services sector has put forth…

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United for Brownsville’s Work Highlighted in Systems Change Webinar

February 10, 2022 / SCO News

United for Brownsville Co-Directors Kassa Belay and David Harrington joined other collective impact leaders as panelists in a recent webinar hosted by the Collective Change Lab (CCL). The discussion was based on CCL’s recent article The Relational Work of Systems Change that was featured in the Stanford Social Innovation…

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New York Islanders Highlight SCO Family of Services

February 10, 2022 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services partnered with the New York Islanders as the featured agency in the Islanders’ “Hockey with a Heart” program. The program helps raise awareness and support for community organizations. SCO was highlighted at the NY Islanders/Ottawa Senators game at UBS Arena on February 1st. SCO volunteers and…

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SCO Family of Services Receives Award from Sterling National Bank to Create Digital Labs at SCO’s Early Childhood Centers in Queens

January 26, 2022 / SCO News

January 26, 2022, Glen Cove, NY – SCO Family of Services was awarded a grant of $40,000 from Sterling National Bank to create Digital Labs—computers and space dedicated to the students, families, and staff—at SCO’s Jerome Hardeman and Corona Early Childhood Centers. The grant will fund the purchase of 18…

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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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