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JCCA 2020 Graduation Celebration

JCCA 2020 Graduation Celebration

On June 4, 2020, JCCA held a virtual graduation celebration for all of the foster youth in our care. Ron Richter, CEO of JCCA began the ceremony with words of encouragement and pride. “We are proud of our graduates every year,” he said. “Graduating is an incredibly...

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2020 Campus Graduations

2020 Campus Graduations

On Friday, June 19th, JCCA celebrated the high school graduates from the Mount Pleasant Cottage School (MPCS) and Edenwald. Most of the amazing young people live on the Pleasantville campus. They have all faced many challenges. Some needed extra educational and...

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Tiffany Haddish’s Zoom Q&A with JCCA youth!

Tiffany Haddish’s Zoom Q&A with JCCA youth!

On June 3, 2020, comedian, actress, and former foster youth Tiffany Haddish held a virtual Q&A for youth in JCCA’s foster care and residential programs. She was fearlessly authentic. For reasons of confidentiality, we could not include every portion of the zoom in...

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Juneteenth at JCCA

Juneteenth at JCCA

This year, JCCA will recognize and honor the Juneteenth holiday. It is a long overdue step and more important than ever this year. After a morning of agency-wide reflection and discussion, all city offices will close at 1:00 PM. Juneteenth is the oldest national...

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JCCA’s Commitment to Equity and Anti-Racism

JCCA’s Commitment to Equity and Anti-Racism

As news reports emerge that more than 10,000 people have been arrested across the country during the past two weeks for protesting racial injustices, JCCA vehemently condemns the brutal repression of those fighting for systemic change and for the rights of our Black...

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On Central Park and Minneapolis

On Central Park and Minneapolis

Dear JCCA Colleagues, Last weekend, a video went viral of a woman named Amy Cooper in Central Park shouting at a birdwatcher who asked her to leash her dog, as park rules require. “I’m going to tell the cops an African American man is threatening my life,” she yells...

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JCCA Celebrates National Nurses Day

JCCA Celebrates National Nurses Day

In honor of National Nurses Day, JCCA recognizes the nurses and nurse practitioners who work tirelessly to keep the kids and families in our program safe and healthy. In addition to operating two medical centers on campus, JCCA’s nurses provide medical care to...

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