<strong><a href='/foster-boarding-homes/'>Is There Room at Your Table?</a></strong><br>Often, children come to us vulnerable and scared.  They are in need of comfort, love, support and consistency while their families mend.  Our initial focus is always family reunification.  In some instances a temporary foster care home... <strong><a href='/success-stories-lloyd-j/'>Not Your Typical College Student</a></strong><br>In many ways, Lloyd J. is a typical college student. In his senior year at SUNY Cobleskil, he works part-time, plays tennis, thinks a lot about what he will do after graduation, and spends breaks from school with his family. But Lloyd is far from typical. <strong><a href='/success-stories-jeffrey-knight'>“From Riker’s Island inmate to Valedictorian</a>.” <br>Sounds like something you would see in the movies. But for Jeffrey Knight it is absolutely real. <strong><a href='/videos'>The Ground UP</a> <br>Watch a compelling documentary about the Polo Grounds Community Center created by teens in CV's film program, The Harlem Cinematics <strong><a href='/get-involved/volunteer'>Mentors Make All the Difference</a></strong><br>Donte lived at Children's Village for five years and really struggled in school and had difficulty relating to people. Staff worked hard to help him open up. His volunteer mentor helped a great deal too.

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Since 1851, the mission of The Children's Village has been to work in partnership with families to help society's most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and socially responsible members of their communities.

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OUR STORIES ARE YOUR STORIES BECAUSE YOU MADE THEM HAPPEN This special collection of stories gives you a glimpse of the impact your support has on so many lives. This booklet contains six pieces written by the children and families we serve. They represent the 11,842 individual stories that you helped write. Thanks to you, this has been a […]

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Parent Resources

Parent involvement in their child’s life makes it much more likely that they will stay in school, graduate, and move on to successful careers. Our staff recognize this and are here to help parents stay connected with your child and be there for him or her. Through classes, workshops, and support groups we can provide you with the tools to make a difference in your child’s life.

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Data Driven Success

The ultimate goal of all of our programs is to prepare youth to be successful as adults. To that end, we track educational success, work experience, family reunification, housing stability, avoidance of arrests and other measures that indicate how well youth are achieving goals. Visit our Outcomes page to learn more

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New York: The Tale of Two Cities

When Bill de Blasio moved into Gracie Mansion, he became mayor of 59 community districts that constitute New York City. As he eloquently described during his campaign, these districts comprise two distinct cities that have very little in common. For example, just 8* of the 59 districts make up a third of the children removed […]

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