ACS Commissioner And Others Blasts Gov. Cuomo For Capping Child Welfare Funds

NY Daily News reports that a year ago, the city’s child welfare agency was reeling. A string of brutal child deaths revealed serious flaws in the system where caseworkers weren’t following up and the city’s most vulnerable were left in the line of fire. Continue Reading →

Administration For Children’s Services Releases A “Foster Parent’s Guide To Education”

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) today released its Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) today released its ACS Foster Parent’s Guide to Education, a valuable guide specifically made for foster parents to help them in navigating the city’s public school system. Continue Reading →

Children’s The Summer Book Giveaway 2017 With Barbershop Books In Harlem

Some childrens families have little-to-no access to books during the summer months and lose a significant amount of what they learned during the school year. Continue Reading →

ACS Commissioner’s Latest Agency Tech Upgrades For Increased Family Safety And More

On Monday, May 15th, 2017, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Commissioner David Hansell demonstrated the agency’s latest technological upgrades that will enhance the work of thousands of frontline ACS Child Protective Specialists (CPS). Continue Reading →

ACS And The Health Department Announce A New Campaign From Harlem To Hollis

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the Health Department announced a new citywide campaign today at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln to promote safe sleep practices for families with infants. Continue Reading →

NYC ACS Releases 2016 Year-End Foster Care Strategic Blueprint Status Report

With the death of Harlem 6-year- old Zymere Perkins last year, the New York City Administration for Children’s Services announced the release of the 2016 Year-End Foster Care Strategic Blueprint Status ReportContinue Reading →

Salters Scene: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum New Exhibitions

Shani Peters, David Shrobe, Lauren Kelley and Sandra Garcia-Betancourt

Shani Peters, David Shrobe, Lauren Kelley and Sandra Garcia-Betancourt

By Udo Salters

On Thursday July 14th, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling celebrated two New Exhibitions by artists Shani Peters and David Shrobe.

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5 Tips To Increase Child Safety From Harlem To Hollis

Gordon Parks - A woman and her dog in the Harlem section 1943As the weather gets warmer and people begin to open their window at home, the Health Department and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) remind New Yorkers that properly installed window guards are a critical safety measure to prevent children from falling out of open windows. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Children’s Defense Fund NY Hosts Gala 2016

childrens self defense fundThe Children’s Defense Fund-New York (CDF-NY) today announced that its annual Beat the Odds® Gala, an event that celebrates students who have overcome exceptional adversities along their path to success, will be held on Monday, February 29 at The Pierre in New York City.  Continue Reading →

Join The Infancy Leadership Circle Meeting In Harlem

black babiesBringing together diverse professionals in local communities who work with infants, toddlers and their families to promote high-quality & comprehensive services and be-come the “Infancy Voice” within broader Early Childhood Initiatives. Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Marcus Samuelsson Joins C-CAP Board of Directors

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By CC Minton

Marcus Samuelsson, internationally acclaimed chef, restaurateur and author, was named Co-Chair of the Board of Directors by Careers through Culinary Arts Program along with Mark Weiss, Chief Investment Officer of RFR Holdings. Continue Reading →

Join The Infancy Leadership Circle Meeting In Harlem

incancy conference in har;emIt’s a growing statewide movement, bringing together diverse professionals in local communities who work with infants, toddlers and their families to promote high-quality & comprehensive services and become the “Infancy Voice” within broader Early Childhood Initiatives. Continue Reading →