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NYS Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer Visits Mary J. Blige Center at WJCS

Published: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Summer isn't usually the time for a civics lesson, but several young women at the Wiener Academy for Young Women’s summer program had just that in New York State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer’s recent visit to the program.

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WJCS Autism Center Issues After-School & Weekend Guide

Published: Thursday, August 13, 2015

The WJCS Autism Center’s 2015-2016 After-School and Weekend Guide is here! Packed with information on WJCS’ educational advocacy, support groups and training programs, it also lists an extensive potpourri of programs for people with special needs.

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WJCS Programs Highlight Success of Americans With Disabilities Act

Published: Thursday, July 30, 2015

President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act 25 years ago this week and declared: "Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down." For many people, it has come down, and at WJCS, we celebrate their achievements.

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Join WJCS' Back to School Clothes for Kids Campaign

Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Last year WJCS and supporters sent 500 children in need back to school with backpacks of new clothing and a year’s worth of school supplies. This year, with your help we’d like to do it again.

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WJCS Kids' Kloset Marks a Milestone in Years, Donations

Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WJCS Kids' Kloset is marking another milestone this week: it’s fourth anniversary.  In that short time, it has collected 7,500 bags of clothing with 50,000 T-shirts, 50,000 sweatshirts and almost 50,000 pairs of pants and donated them to thousands of children in under-served communities in Westchester.

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Mt. Vernon Firemen Teach at WJCS Hartley Park Program

Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

When a Mt. Vernon Fire Truck pulled up at WJCS' Hartley Park Summer Program in Mt. Vernon recently, it wasn't putting out a fire. It was a special visit from Lieutenant Kim Odindo and firefighters Roderick Hines, John Chirichella and Mike DiMateo to teach valuable lessons in fire safety to preschoolers. The children donned fire helmets, toured the truck and... Read More »

Youth Facing a Mental Health Challenge? You Can Help!

Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If this youth was experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis would you know what to do? You can learn how to administer mental health first aid, and if you’re a social worker, even earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Get more details.

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WJCS Promotes Summer Reading Program

Published: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Join WJCS' Parent-Child Home Program, Reading Is Fundamental & Macy's in the Be Book Smart campaign to keep kids reading during the summer. Until July 12, give $3 at Macy's and provide free books to WJCS' Parent-Child Home Program preschoolers who need to stay on track for school success. See the flyer for details and visit www.wjcs.com/PCHP to learn how PCHP has been bridging the academic achievement gap for Westchester children in under-served communities.

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