Calling on Hispanic Families to Become Foster Parents

Categories: JCCA Spotlight
“El fue un regalo especial que Dios escogió para nuestra familia.” Emelinda Eusebio, an incredibly loving and dedicated JCCA foster parent, has an OpEd in today’s El Diario Nueva York. She is calling on more Spanish-speaking families to become foster parents. “I never thought I would adopt a child. After three children already grown, my …

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JCCA CEO Ronald Richter Featured on NBC 4

Categories: CEO Perspective, JCCA in the News
JCCA CEO Ronald E. Richter was recently featured in two stories about keeping children safe from abuse and neglect in New York City. Melissa Russo of NBC 4 New York’s I-Team interviewed Richter as part of an in-depth look at caseloads and preventive services in the city’s Administration for Children’s Services. Russo turned to Richter for his …

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FYSA Advocacy Day in Albany

Categories: Advocacy
Teens and staff from JCCA joined the Westchester Children’s Association, The Children’s Village, and other child welfare organizations in Albany to advocate for more help for foster youth attending college. We met with state legislators and their staff to ask for $4.5 million in the New York State Budget to help bridge the financial gap …

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Anna Cuneo: Mentor

Categories: Volunteering
“I plan to be there for her as long as she needs me.” Anna Cuneo decided to become a mentor on JCCA’s Pleasantville Cottage Campus three years ago after being a Lunch Bunch volunteer. For the past year, she has been working with Keyanna, an intelligent, lively 13-year-old girl at Pleasantville Cottage School, JCCA’s residential …

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A Tree Grows in Pleasantville Raises $350,000 for Pleasantville Cottage Campus

Categories: Fundraising, JCCA Spotlight
On January 7th, many of Westchester’s influential and generous residents enthusiastically braved a snowstorm to support JCCA’s annual fundraiser, “A Tree Grows in Pleasantville,” held on our Pleasantville Cottage Campus. The festive event was co-chaired by Judy Shapiro of Armonk, Tema Bomback and Julianne Cohn Metzger, both of Chappaqua, and Lisa Cutler of White Plains. The evening …

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