Halloween at JCCA

Categories: Program Stories
Our dedicated JCCA staff held their annual Halloween parties, supporting clinical work with fun, safe activities for kids and families. In the Bronx, the annual Halloween party was packed with over a hundred children in costume ready for pizza, trick-or-treating and fun activities. It was the largest Halloween party ever thrown at the Bronx offices! …

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Opening Day for Liberation Diploma Plus High School

Categories: JCCA Spotlight, Program Stories
Today was the first day of classes in schools across New York City and a promising new beginning for students, teachers, and JCCA staff at Liberation Diploma Plus High School. Located a few blocks away from the beach, in an old parochial school in Coney Island, Brooklyn, the brightly painted building stands out as a …

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Compass Birthright Trip to Israel

Categories: JCCA Spotlight, Program Stories
You may know that Taglit-Birthright is a 10-day educational trip to Israel for Jewish young adults to visit Israel and leave with a renewed commitment to Jewish values and the Jewish community worldwide. Thanks to JCCA’s Compass Project, young people with learning disabilities and special needs can also enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. For many, the …

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Early Literacy Turns a Life Around

Categories: JCCA Spotlight, Program Stories
JCCA is heading the charge of increasing literacy for foster children, convincing some of the City’s most respected funders to support its work generously. The New York Community Trust has doubled its first grant to $200,000 to continue JCCA’s Early Literacy program. CEO Ron Richter points out, “Preliminary statistics demonstrate that with just two dozen …

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Precious Durant, Youth Advocate

Categories: JCCA Spotlight, Program Stories
Young adolescent women often have a tough time engaging with their families and peers, but those with mental health needs or behavioral challenges may have even more trouble finding their way. Precious Durant, 27, has known some of these difficulties in her own life and in recent years has been dedicated to helping girls, aged …

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