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JCCA Blue Day

JCCA Blue Day

In honor of National Foster Care Day and Mental Health Awareness Month, the inaugural JCCA Blue Day was held last Tuesday, May 2. It was JCCA’s first-ever day of giving and our community came to life––both in person and online. In the lead up to Blue Day, our LEAP...

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2023 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

2023 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

The cherry blossoms were blooming again on the Pleasantville campus and it could mean only one thing: it was time for JCCA’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. The PCS dining hall had been outfitted with balloons, a tasty buffet, and at each seat was a booklet of...

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Staff Spotlight: Katie Rodriguez

Staff Spotlight: Katie Rodriguez

Where does your story start, in general and with JCCA? I was born upstate and raised in the Bronx. My parents immigrated to U.S. from Central America when they were teens. For my first few years we lived in a housing project in the South Bronx, not far from JCCA’s...

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Fair Futures

Fair Futures

We’ve all been there––adulting is hard. Managing finances, applying for college, finding a promising job or a new apartment––and taking care of your heart and mind along the way. It’s….a lot. With Fair Futures, foster youth don’t have to do it all alone. Fair Futures...

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Bingo Night Live!

Bingo Night Live!

On Sunday afternoon Pleasantville youth volunteers and residents streamed into a packed Edenwald rec building for JCCA’s first-ever Bingo Night Live. Emcees Sandi Rosenthal and Labe Eden called out the numbers as arms shot in the air and excited winners jumped from...

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