Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Announces Partnership with Binghamton City School District

Binghamton, NY — Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC), an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies, has launched its first partnership in the greater Binghamton area through a new agreement with the Binghamton City School District that will take effect this fall. HW-SC provides a wide range of supportive services to students in grades 9-12 who are vulnerable to factors that can prevent high school graduation, and helps them graduate from high school on time with college and career readiness. Core services including mentoring, life skills and workforce development are facilitated by the HW-SC Youth Advocate, a full-time professional who works closely…

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Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Announces Formation of Greater Washington Region

July 2017 – Prince George’s County, MD — Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC), an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies, has announced the formation of the Greater Washington service region, comprised of HW-SC programs in Prince George’s County, MD, and Washington, DC. HW-SC unleashes the potential of youth by providing positive youth development, academic support and college and career exploration to support their success in school and beyond. The program began serving Prince George’s County nine years ago, and launched a program in Washington, DC, in 2016. Karene Brodie, Executive Director, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, will oversee the new region. “We are…

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Parents as Teachers receives funding from state to support the expansion of early childhood anti-poverty initiatives

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced $4.75 million to support the expansion of early childhood anti-poverty initiatives as part of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI). Funding will support new summer learning programs, and child care and home visiting services for children and caregivers in the City of Rochester pilot neighborhoods targeted by the Anti-Poverty Initiative, including the EMMA neighborhood – East Main, Mustard & Atlantic Avenue – Beechwood and Marketview Heights. Parents as Teachers at Hillside will receive a portion of the funding to continue their work helping parents give their children the best start in life and to increase their…

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Summer Meal Program Free Summer Meal Sites across New York and around the country

Learning and good nutrition do not end when school lets out. The USDA Summer Food Service Program helps provide nutritious meals to children so they are better fueled with healthy food to learn and grow.  Starting at the end of June 2017 and going to mid-August, youth ages 18 years and younger can receive FREE breakfast, lunch, or snack served at community recreation centers, summer school locations and other neighborhood sites around New York State, Maryland and throughout the country. Find the location and meal times that work best for you Website: Access the following website to find a site…

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A Message to Stepping Stones Families and Staff

We know that the recently announced closing of the Rochester-area Stepping Stones Learning Center (not affiliated with Hillside’s Stepping Stones program in Fulton, NY) will leave many families without immediate educational supports for their children, and create unexpected challenges for many skilled professionals in this essential field. If you are exploring next steps for your preschool child, please consider Hillside. We offer Universal Pre-K for general education students. If interested, please call 585-256-7500. We also have the Hillside Crestwood Therapeutic Education Center, 2077 Scottsville Road. We are a member of the non-district 853 school system, dedicated to providing developmentally appropriate…

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Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Praised in Congressional Testimony by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection was praised today in testimony delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives, during a Human Resources Subcommittee Hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee. At the hearing, dedicated to “Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults to Break the Cycle of Poverty,” a statement from Cheryl Oldham, Vice President of Education Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, noted that “many youth, particularly those who are at-risk, are simply not aware of the many opportunities that exist in the labor market because they have not been exposed to professional careers. There is no better way to tear…

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Hillside Child and Family Therapy Clinic to Host May 18 Open House

Hillside Children’s Center will hold an Open House for the newly renovated Hillside Child and Family Therapy Clinic on Thursday, May 18 from 10am to 8pm at 1100 University Avenue in Rochester. This event coincides with National Prevention Week (May 14-20), dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders. The Hillside Child and Family Therapy Clinic provides mental heath services for youth and adults, including crisis intervention, individual and family therapy, psychiatric evaluations and outreach and connections to community resources. Most insurances are accepted, including Medicaid. The University Avenue Clinic will offer walk-in/same-day access…

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Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Profiled in National Report

The longstanding relationship between Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) and Wegmans Food Markets—HW-SC’s leading employment partner—is featured in Investing in Entry-Level Talent: Retention Strategies that Work, a new report produced by the consulting firm FSG (www.fsg.org). The FSG report profiles companies nationwide that are using innovative programs to help entry-level employees stay in their jobs and advance with their employers. HW-SC’s Jobs Institute helps eligible student participants connect with part-time jobs while maintaining good grades and school attendance, while employment partners such as Wegmans work closely with the student and their Youth Advocate to make sure their professional experience is equally…

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Live-Simulcast Adoption Conference in Rochester and Syracuse April 7 & 8

Hillside Children’s Center is partnering with New Hope Family Services to present a live simulcast of the two-day Empowered to Connect Conference, from 10am to 6pm April 7 and 8 at two Hillside locations: 1 Mustard Street in Rochester; and The Rise, 516 Salt Springs Road in Syracuse. The conference equips families, parents and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. It is designed to bring attachment and connection in families to help them heal and reach their intrinsic potential. Each day begins with a light breakfast and will include a 90-minute midday break. Free parking is…

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Susan St. Onge Joins Hillside Family of Agencies as Chief Advancement Officer

Susan St. Onge Joins Hillside Family of Agencies as Chief Advancement Officer Executive Role Will Focus on Philanthropy and Organizational Advancement  Hillside Family of Agencies is pleased to announce that Susan St. Onge has joined the health, education and human-services organization, as Chief Advancement Officer and President of Hillside Children’s Foundation. St. Onge will lead and provide a strategic vision for all fundraising activities and programs across Hillside Family of Agencies, including the reinforcement of philanthropic efforts, promotion of Hillside and its affiliates to new audiences, and generating new interest in and support for Hillside’s ongoing work toward fulfilling its…

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