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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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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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