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Madonna Heights Wins Sanctuary Institute Resiliency Award

October 26, 2021 / Madonna Heights News

Madonna Heights Staff SCO’s Madonna Heights programs won the Sanctuary Institute’s first ever Resiliency Award. The Resiliency Award recognizes and honors the tremendous work of organizations who have come together to support one another as well as their communities during the historic and challenging year of 2020. When the pandemic…

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SCO Youth Receive FPWA Scholarships

October 22, 2021 / Independent Youth News

Congratulations to Anastasia, Marvin, Kervin, and Sebastian, four of our fabulous youth in foster care, on receiving FPWA College Scholarships! They were each awarded $1,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year. A virtual ceremony was held to recognize their academic achievements and present their awards. SCO’s Foster Care Education &…

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SCO Family of Services Raises $552,000 at Treiber Memorial Golf Outing

October 22, 2021 / SCO News

On October 14th, more than 220 golfers teed-up for SCO’s Treiber Memorial Golf Outing. The event, which took place at two of the area’s premier golf clubs, The Creek in Locust Valley and Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, raised over $552,000. Funds raised at the annual event will help…

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United for Brownsville Plays Key Role in Robin Hood’s “Fuel for 50” Initiative

September 20, 2021 / SCO News

SCO’s United for Brownsville staff and Family Advisory Board members have been invited to participate in the selection committee of Robin Hood’s exciting new Fuel for 50 initiative. Through Fuel for 50, Robin Hood will be giving away 50 grants of $25,000 to local nonprofits that do work that supports…

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Madonna Heights Recognizes Suicide Prevention Month

September 16, 2021 / Madonna Heights News

September is the National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. Our Madonna Heights programs used the month to promote meaningful discussions and activities about the concerns and struggles people face and to highlight suicide prevention efforts. Program participants made displays and decorated bulletin boards with the strength-based theme they chose…”Be the One.”…

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OperationBigBookBag Gets Students Ready for School Success

September 1, 2021 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family Foster Care program partnered with The Nu Beta Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. for OperationBigBookBag, where 100 book bags filled with school supplies were donated to help our students get the new school year off to a good start. Over 60 of our youth attended…

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SCO Family of Services to Open Long Island City Early Childhood Education Center

August 27, 2021 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services will be opening a new Early Childhood Education Center in Long Island City, Queens. Slated to open at the beginning of the New York City school year, this new Early Childhood Center will be SCO’s first program located in Long Island City, broadening its expansive…

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SCO Holds “COVID-Safe” Virtual Town Hall

August 27, 2021 / SCO News

On August 19th, more than 400 SCO employees joined an SCO Virtual Town Hall to discuss the new NYC COVID-Safe Requirement. The COVID-Safe mandate requires that effective Aug 16, 2021, all NYC-contracted residential, congregate care and jail-based staff at SCO must either: Provide one-time verification of vaccination OR Provide weekly…

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Off to College Program Gets Freshmen off on the Right Foot

August 26, 2021 / Independent Youth News

SCO launched a new Off to College program that offers incoming college freshmen a variety of college preparation and career workshops, community service events, support, resources and a college package of essential items needed for the next step of their journey. It also creates an ongoing support community for aspiring…

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SCO Awarded $15,000 from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants for Arts Projects

August 26, 2021 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services has received $15,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants for Arts Projects, Arts Education program. This funding supports teaching artists associated with Arts Forward, a year-round multidisciplinary arts education program created and run in partnership with Brooklyn-based arts education nonprofit…

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SCO’s Test & Trace (T2) Focuses on Vaccine Hesitancy

August 25, 2021 / SCO News

For the past year, SCO Family of Services has been supporting New York City’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts through the Test & Trace (T2) Program, sending teams of outreach coordinators into communities throughout The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens with educational materials, masks, and information on how to get tested…

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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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