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Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

As kids head back to school this month, some are facing the excitement of the new school year with trepidations. This is a normal and expected response. How can kids and parents cope?

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Poolside Party Turned Into Fundraiser for WJCS Center Lane

Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

How did a bunch of friends become fundraisers for WJCS Center Lane? With a positive response to the suggestion by a former Center Lane staffer, a little bit of planning and a handy online tool, Fundly, that extended their reach beyond just the party-goers.

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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 »
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