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Today is Amazon Prime Day. Support WJCS When You Shop

Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

When you shop Amazon Prime Day today, be sure to select WJCS and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to WJCS. Do good while you take advantage of great sales!

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WJCS Kids' Kloset Celebrates 5th Birthday

Published: Monday, July 11, 2016

This week marks the 5th birthday of WJCS Kids' Kloset. With your kindness and support, in five years more than 8,300 "Bags of Love" filled with clothing were distributed to boys and girls in under-served communities across the county by this volunteer-driven program 

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WJCS Summer at Hartley Park Program in Full Swing

Published: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

WJCS' Summer Fun at Hartley Park in Mt. Vernon is in full swing. The twice-weekly playgroup for children and their parents and caregivers is keeping preschoolers active and engaged in meaningful learning activities during June and July. The program, offered in conjunction with the City of Mt. Vernon, is one of WJCS' early childhood literacy programs aimed... Read More »

Back to School Drive in Progress

Published: Monday, July 4, 2016

The WJCS 2016 Annual Back to School Drive is in progress. Last year more than 500 children in WJCS programs were provided with backpacks and supplies, and equipped for the first day of school through the help of generous individual and community donors. This year, WJCS again has over 500 requests and needs your help. You can sponsor or donate a new backpack, new school supplies and a $50 Old Navy Gift Card. Go here for the details

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WJCS Center Lane TransParentcy Group Lauded at Westchester County Pride Month Celebration

Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The TransParentcy Support Group was honored with a proclamation for its ground-breaking work addressing unique challenges faced by transgender youth and their parents in family relationships, school and the community. Accepting the proclamation from Legislator Ken Jenkins, from left, was Santo Barbagiovanni, Center Lane director, and Amy Nichols, program specialist, with Westchester County Board of Legislators chairman Mike Kaplowitz.

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Our Thoughts Are With the Victims, Survivors & Families

Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Our thoughts are with the victims, survivors and families and all those impacted by the mass shooting in Orlando. We at WJCS remain committed to supporting LGBTQ youth and the entire Westchester community and hope that our local community can serve as a model for conversations and actions that bring people together to heal from this national tragedy

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And the 2016 Winners Are --

Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WJCS is proud to honor the 2016 Agency Award Winners announced at the WJCS Annual Meeting: Shamar Watson, employee of the year; Jean Fray, Batkin Award; Leroy Ennis, Clinical Staff Award; Nancy Kennedy, Leonard Rohmer Award, and Ruth Dumevi, Home Health Aide of the Year.

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Team of Volunteers Teach Mt. Vernon Teens Interviewing Skills

Published: Thursday, June 2, 2016

When WJCS Board member and volunteer Linda Plattus brought a group of volunteers to the WJCS After-School Academy at Hamilton Elementary School in Mt. Vernon, it wasn't just to see the program, but to add a special component. Plattus and several colleagues and professionals took on a different role: teaching the teen group and assistant group leaders how to interview effectively.

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