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Martinez, Laura; Hayes, Cheryl D. – Children's Aid Society, 2013
Social return on investment (SROI) offers a new strategy to measure and communicate the value of outcomes achieved by programs that provide social, health, and education services to children and their families. It can be a powerful tool for demonstrating the monetary value of programs and services and for communicating that value in a way that can…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Community Schools, Outcome Measures, Integrated Services
Martinez, Laura; Hayes, Cheryl D.; Silloway, Torey – Children's Aid Society, 2013
Social return on investment (SROI) analysis offers a practical new approach for measuring and communicating the value of outcomes achieved by programs that provide social, health, and educational services to children and their families. This guide highlights the key steps in conducting SROI research, issues in data-gathering and analysis, as well…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Community Schools, Outcome Measures, Integrated Services
Children's Aid Society, 2012
Only 8 percent of children born into poverty graduate from college by the age of 25. Consider what that means for the estimated 500,000 New York City kids living in poverty. It is a fact: The better educated a person is, the better her chances of upward mobility. So when fewer than one in 10 children born into poverty reach their academic…
Descriptors: Poverty, Disadvantaged Youth, Urban Youth, Children
Children's Aid Society, 2012
School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are considered by experts as one of the most effective and efficient ways to provide preventive health care to children. Few programs are as successful in delivering health care to children at no cost to the patient, and where they are: in school. For many underserved children, The Children's Aid Society's…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Health Promotion, School Health Services, Child Health
Lubell, Ellen – Children's Aid Society, 2011
Community schools have always rooted their work in a solid body of research about what it takes to promote student success, including parental involvement in children's education, rich and engaging out-of-school experiences, student wellness and family stability. Because the community schools strategy, on its face, makes sense--and because the…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Integrated Services, Educational Change, Public Education
Children's Aid Society, 2011
No child should be born into poverty, but as we know all too well, millions are. In New York City, nearly one out of every three children is poor. It is the city's highest rate of child poverty in three decades. Poverty is more complex than the lack of financial resources--the most vulnerable children often lack access to adequate food, shelter,…
Descriptors: Poverty, Disadvantaged Youth, Urban Youth, Children
Children's Aid Society, 2010
Throughout the first 157 years of The Children's Aid Society, the economy has cycled through highs and lows, some more severe than the recession individuals are still experiencing. And through them all, Children's Aid has remained strong. The society has always developed new and effective strategies to serve New York City's most vulnerable…
Descriptors: Poverty, Disadvantaged Youth, Urban Youth, Children
Children's Aid Society, 2009
The Children's Aid Society's comprehensive, integrated services make the difference in the lives of poor children, bridging the gap between what they have and what they need to thrive. It reaches these children and families at critical moments--when a place to go, a person to talk to, or a connection to community could mean the difference between…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Disadvantaged Youth, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health
Children's Aid Society, 2008
In 2005, the Children's Aid Society launched The African American Male Initiative to respond to the growing concern for the status of African American males and to bring about change. The initiative aims to: (1) more fully understand the issues facing our Black male clients and (2) create new program strategies that will better address the needs…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Males, Social Change, African Americans
Children's Aid Society, 2008
This annual report focuses on teens returning from incarceration in the juvenile justice system. With alarmingly high recidivism rates, many of these young people cycle in and out of the justice system for the rest of their lives. The report includes a brief history of the organization and its commitment to the well-being of New York City…
Descriptors: Recidivism, Juvenile Justice, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
Children's Aid Society, 2007
This annual report illustrates the breadth and scope of the Children's Aid community schools strategy developed to serve as a tool in overcoming the challenges to education presented by immigration and poverty. The report includes a brief history of the organization and its commitment to the education of New York City children, a discussion of the…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Urban Schools, Poverty, Barriers
Children's Aid Society, 2006
The Children's Aid Society believes that innovative funding models should be used to train faculty and to provide school-based mental health services to the more than 90,000 children in New York State who suffer from serious mental illness but do not receive treatment. To treat these children's often disruptive, threatening, aggressive and…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Health Services, Special Education, Behavior Problems
Children's Aid Society, 2005
With the nation's recent emphasis on student test scores, The Children's Aid Society fears that schools are missing the opportunity to be the institutions that help turn out successful young people. School climate and connectedness are the key ingredients for creating healthy schools that produce successful students. These factors are worthy of…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Community Schools, Incentives, Educational Change
Lawler, Kate; Costello, Anne Marie – Childrens Aid Society, 2005
In 1998, Governor Pataki and New York legislators created one of the country's most innovative programs for enrolling uninsured children and teens in public health insurance. Launched in 2000, the facilitated enrollment program uses community-based organizations and health plans to find and enroll "hard-to-reach" New Yorkers who have historically…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Public Health, Health Insurance, Access to Health Care