The Tragedy in Parkland, Florida

Categories: CEO Perspective

The message below was sent to JCCA staff following the tragic high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018. Dear JCCA Colleagues: Yesterday afternoon, a gunman opened fire on students at a Florida high school, killing at least 17 people and wounding many more. Tragically, it surpassed Columbine as the deadliest high school …

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FYSA Advocacy Day in Albany

Categories: Advocacy
Teens and staff from JCCA joined Childrens Aid Society, 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 for our …

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A Tree Grows in Pleasantville Raises $450,000 for Pleasantville Cottage Campus

Categories: Events, Fundraising
JCCA Trustee Stephanie Spiegel, pictured here with her husband Lee, was honored for her incredible dedication to the children and families of JCCA. Because of her efforts, the annual Tree event has raised more than $4 million since its inception in 2006. Additionally, Stephanie has recruited hundreds of volunteers who have collectively spent thousands of …

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A Passion for JCCA: Stephanie Spiegel

Categories: JCCA Spotlight
Trustee Stephanie Spiegel is this year’s honoree at JCCA’s “A Tree Grows in Pleasantville” event. It’s a fitting award for a woman who organized the first Tree event in 2005, started the Pleasantville Cottage Campus Lunch Bunch volunteer program 14 years ago, and continues to devote much of her time to the campus. Stephanie’s enormous …

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Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Happy New Year!

Categories: CEO Message
Dear JCCA Colleagues, As I reflect on 2017, I am more appreciative than ever of you, our JCCA staff members, who continue to devote yourselves to the highest quality of care for our children and families. While we cannot predict what the future holds, I am optimistic because of the strength and courage you bring …

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