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WJCS After-school Programs Mark Black History Month

Published: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Students in WJCS after-school programs, like their in-class peers, are marking Black History Month in myriad ways. Wiener Academy participants are learning "Uncommon Black History Facts," such as the fact that in 1992 Mae C. Jemison was the first African American woman in space

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Assemblymenber Shelley Mayer Visits WJCS Center Lane

Published: Monday, February 1, 2016

Celebrating the opening of the new Center Lane location in Yonkers last Friday was Assemblymember Shelley Mayer and other guests. Assemblymember Mayer, a staunch advocate for youth, highlighted the significant role Center Lane plays in the lives of its members. 

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Assemblyman Gary Pretlow Visits Off the Street

Published: Thursday, January 14, 2016

Chidren in the WJCS Off the Street program were thrilled with a visit from a decade-long supporter: Assemblyman Gary Pretlow. Pretlow hailed the program's success in helping kids stay on track for academic success.

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Wiener Academy Members 'Give Back' to Pediatric Cancer Patients

Published: Friday, January 8, 2016

Kids do many things in after-school hours, but 4th-6th graders in the WJCS Wiener Academy for Young Women spent time with volunteer Barbara Benna giving back by creating multi-colored felt blankets for pediatric patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. That's just one of the character-education lessons they learn at the Academy.

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Save the Date: April 5 is WJCS 2016 Gala

Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Join us for the WJCS 2016 Gala honoring Barry Kaplan and Nina Ross on April 5, 2016, at Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, NY.

 

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A Joyous Celebration of the Holiday Season

Published: Thursday, December 17, 2015

More than 250 people - individuals with disabilities, their family members and caregivers  - joyfully celebrated the holidays. The person-centered support received by individuals in WJCS group residences helps them reach their potential and enhance their strengths.

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Joe Torre Visits Pelham Middle School WJCS Margaret's Place Program

Published: Monday, December 7, 2015

WJCS Margaret's Place hosted a visit by Joe Torre, former New York Yankees manager, to Pelham Middle School. Torre wasn't there to talk baseball, though. His topic was much more personal.

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An Awesome Day of Giving!

Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What an exceptional day of online giving, volunteering, holiday gift donations and outreach to donors! WJCS says “thank you” for supporting 20,000 lives in Westchester each year.

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