• On His Way to College

    Edenwald Center resident Daquan is excited for his future  Read More

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  • "Simone Biles is an inspiration to foster kids like me"

    We are so proud of former foster youth (& current JCCA employee) Cearia's piece on Huffington Post! Read more

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  • Staff Honored

    Cy Orfield and Dwight Thomas Receive LGBTQ Awards Read More

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  • New School Year, New Backpacks

    Generous donations give school-age children across JCCA new backpacks to get their studies off to a fresh start. Read More

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On His Way to College

Edenwald Center resident Daquan is excited for his future  Read More

Daquan-HP.jpg

"Simone Biles is an inspiration to foster kids like me"

We are so proud of former foster youth (& current JCCA employee) Cearia's piece on Huffington Post! Read more

Cearia-hp.jpg

Staff Honored

Cy Orfield and Dwight Thomas Receive LGBTQ Awards Read More

DAN_4650a.jpg

New School Year, New Backpacks

Generous donations give school-age children across JCCA new backpacks to get their studies off to a fresh start. Read More

Backpacks-girls-from-EC-8-HP.jpg

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Academic Support:  Early Literacy Pilot

Parental engagement is extremely important in a child’s learning process, school readiness and ability to have a successful school experience. Research shows that children who start school able to work at grade level are more likely to reach their full educational, social and life potential.

IMG_0811.jpgJCCA’s Early Literacy program (funded by a grant from the New York Community Trust) provides essential intervention for our youngest and most vulnerable children (0-8 years) who are in JCCA foster homes, by identifying pre-reading deficits and engaging children and their parents in a six-month-long, intervention program. The program incorporates pre-testing, parent/foster parent education, and post-testing and evaluation. Parents are trained in fun “Growing Young Readers” workshops that include raffles, refreshments and starter kits.

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ACADEMIC SUCCESS: Terell's story 

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Brooklyn Democracy Academy — JCCA’s small, academically rigorous transfer high school — is designed to reengage and support students who have dropped out or fallen behind. Terell Jackson, who graduated in June, is one of BDA's many success stories. “I was just taking up space in my other high school. I wasn’t really motivated. But the minute I came to BDA, I felt comfortable. Everyone here made me feel supported and helped me believe I could go for it and succeed,” he says. "I felt all the love and it became easy to do what I was supposed to do. BDA matured me—there was never a day I regretted coming to school.”

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JCCA provides comprehensive care to thousands of children, young people and families who come from New York’s diverse communities. Since 1822, we have embraced those who need us most — abused, neglected and traumatized young people who are struggling with poverty, developmental disabilities and complex mental illness. We also work with disadvantaged Jewish immigrants and with Jewish children and their families in support of Jewish continuity. Our programs include foster and residential care, educational assistance and remediation, case management for young people with mental health challenges and services to families to prevent child abuse and maltreatment. JCCA offers safety, stability and lifesaving support to help our clients transform their lives. In everything we do, we are guided by the Jewish mandate of tikkun olam — the responsibility of every person to make the world a better place.

JCCA is authorized by the Council on Accreditation and recognized as a provider that continues to successfully implement high performance standards and is delivering the highest quality services to all of its stakeholders.  

Repair the world, child by child