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WJCS' Off The Street Program Wins $172,000 NYS Grant

Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 WJCS' Off The Street Program has won a $172,000 New York State Advantage After School Award, one of only 68 granted statewide. The after school tutoring and enrichment program can now be expanded to five days a week and run from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Click here for more details on the announcement.

Is Your Home Computer Secured?

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Security is not only for WJCS computers. Here are a few tips on how to keep your home computer secure when working from home. Make sure you have antivirus software installed, and that it is not expired and it is up to date. Make sure Windows Updates are set to automatically install. Install a web filtering software to block well-known malicious sites

WJCS' Ruth Rosenblum To Facilitate New "Wise Aging" Program

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Ruth Rosenblum, LCSW, of the WJCS Center for Jewish Programs, presented on “Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Path for the Psychotherapist” at a recent International Focusing-Oriented Therapy Conference in Stony Point, NY. Ruth is a certified focusing coordinator and teaches Mindfulness Meditation and Focusing. Beginning in October, she will be

Small Business Job Opportunities Forum Attracts 80+ Attendees; New Forum Set for Sept. 16

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 WJCS’ Women-Helping-Women, in collaboration with the Greenburgh Library and the Greenburgh Town Supervisor, held the 6th in a series of Community Forums, at the Greenburgh Library on May 29. The focus of the forums is to provide the community with informative free presentations, intended to help people find new jobs. Each forum features a panel of

Summer Fun in Hartley Park Is In Full Gear; Runs Through July 30

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Summer Fun in Hartley Park 2014, is a seven-week playgroup for parent, family childcare providers and their young children under five in Hartley Park. The program supports parents as their child’s first and most important teacher in preparing children for school success. This year’s theme, The Animal Kingdom, includes activities such as

WJCS Forms New Group for Tweens/Teens with Autism

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 WJCS is forming a new group for tweens and teens with autism spectrum disorders. They will share thoughts and learn how to deal with many of the issues faced in middle and high school, including safety, healthy relationships, boundaries, Internet safety, social media and bullying. The group will meet for five Tuesdays from mid-July through August and will

WJCS' Mary Figueroa Honored by Westchester County Board of Legislators

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Mary Figueroa, WJCS Amazing Afternoons program director, was honored last Saturday by the Westchester County Board of Legislators with a plaque and certificate of appreciation for her "longstanding commitment and dedication to the Mt. Vernon community." The recognition was given during the "Unity in the Community" Annual Day of Fellowship, which brings

Chidlren Served by WJCS Programs Head to Summer Camps

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Mary Figueroa, program director of the WJCS Amazing Afternoons Program at Edward Williams Elementary School in Mt. Vernon, sends student Emely Barrios off to Camp Eagle Hill for the four-week, sleep-away program in Elizaville, NY. Emely, a participant in the WJCS Amazing Afternoons after school program, will be attending a camp along with other children and