SCO News

SCO Family of Services Recognized by Brooklyn Defender Services for Helping Fathers in Brooklyn Reconnect with Their Families

July 16, 2019 / SCO News

Brooklyn Defenders Services honored SCO for their comprehensive Fatherhood Program that provides support and parenting classes to fathers in Brownsville, Bed-Stuyvesant and East New York. Brooklyn Defender Services honored SCO Family of Services for the success and widespread influence of its Fatherhood Program. The award was accepted by Fatherhood…

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Soaring to New Heights at the 2019 Annual Benefit!

June 24, 2019 / SCO News

Hundreds of SCO Family of Services’ friends and supporters came together on Thursday, June 20th at the Cradle of Aviation Museum to celebrate SCO’s 2019 Annual Benefit and its dedication to providing life-changing results for New Yorkers in need. SCO honored two longtime supporters, Central Business Systems and Philip J.

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SCO Foster Youth Visit D.C.

June 11, 2019 / SCO News

Twenty-eight youth from SCO’s Foster Care program got to see our nation’s capital up close thanks to the support of the New York City Council and funding provided through the Wraparound Support for Transitional-Aged Foster Youth Initiative. The youth took a fun-filled four-day tour of Washington D.C. to learn more…

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Advocates ask $50M for foster care aid

May 17, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services and Fair Futures took the steps of Borough Hall to ask the city for funding for youth programs in the foster care program. Fair Futures, a coalition of nearly 100 child welfare agencies, nonprofits, foundations, advocates and young adults are hoping the city will be the…

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SCO Family of Services Rallies With Fair Futures at Queens Borough Hall

May 16, 2019 / SCO News

Over 4,000 middle and high-school-aged youth are entrusted to the care of New York City through the foster care system, and approximately 600-700 age out of the system each year without a consistent adult to rely on. May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and SCO Family of…

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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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SCO Family of Services Welcomes Six New Members to its Board of Directors

January 25, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to its Board of Directors.  These distinguished business leaders will help SCO advance its mission of helping New Yorkers build a stronger foundation for the future. The new Board Members are: James Beha II – Partner in the…

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United for Brownsville Receives Grant to Support Childhood Literacy

January 23, 2019 / SCO News

United for Brownsville (UB) has been awarded a $95,000 grant from The Sirus Fund to support implementation of the Discover Together: Brownsville initiative. Discover Together: Brownsville will create a neighborhood that seamlessly supports local children’s language and social-emotional development by transforming the places and spaces where children live, learn and…

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Speak Your Truth Open Mic

January 23, 2019 / SCO News

Last week, The Kite presented “Speak Your Truth Open Mic,” hosted by Octavia Yearwood, Author and Motivational Speaker. There is an old saying that “courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen,” and that was exactly what…

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Brownsville Women Entrepreneurs Hold First Annual Market Place

January 22, 2019 / SCO News

Our first ever Brownsville Women Entrepreneurs Market Place was a success! More than 30 women representing a variety of local businesses were on hand to showcase their products and services to a wider audience, learn how other businesses market themselves and network with other entrepreneurs. The Market Place was the…

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SCO WellBabies Project to Support Infants & Toddlers

January 22, 2019 / SCO News

SCO is excited to launch the WellBabies Project to promote resilience of babies and toddlers of young mothers in our Independence Inn and Bethany programs. These programs serve youth in foster care and runaway and homeless youth – young people who have experienced significant trauma and are at…

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Yale Child Study to Examine United for Brownsville Outcomes

January 22, 2019 / SCO News

United for Brownsville’s initiative, Discover Together: Brownsville, will be the focus for the newly created Yale Child Study Center-Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience. Discover Together: Brownsville is a project to support the literacy and social and emotional learning of families with young children in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The Collaborative…

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Executive Director Keith Little Shares SCO’s Expertise at NYS Committee Hearing

January 22, 2019 / SCO News

Executive Director Keith Little testified at a recent NYS Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse hearing – providing his expertise and sharing SCO’s unique role in supporting women struggling with substance use and women and their children impacted by the opioid epidemic. “The demand for these types of services continues to grow,”…

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Last year, we placed

2,007

youth in employment, subsidized employment or internships

368

participants in our Young Adult Workforce Program at Rikers Island completed our program to become licensed drivers to improve their employability