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Tuition Waivers Available for Eligible PA Foster Care Youth

The Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program seeks to help foster youth in Pennsylvania enter post-secondary education, such as community college or trade school. This will allow eligible foster youth to…

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Foster Children ‘Adopt’ Stuffed Animals to Learn about the Adoption Process

A recent series of classes in Jackson County, Oregon, aimed to help abused and neglected kids better understand the adoption process —according to Mail Tribune. Child welfare workers in Medford…

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ASCI’s Philadelphia Office Spreads Holiday Cheer to Kinship Kids

At ASCI, we know that not all families can afford gifts during the holiday season. It can be particularly difficult for kinship caregivers, who are typically unprepared when they are…

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Single Father Adopts 5 Siblings Under the Age of 5

On October 17, single father Lamont Thomas of Buffalo, New York, adopted five siblings under the age of five—Zendaya, 5; Jamel, 4; Nakia, 3; Major, 2; and Michaela, 1—according to…

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Do your children believe in Santa Claus? This Saturday, your family can visit Santa’s vintage 1800s cabin, complete with a reindeer barn, inflatable characters, a train display and more, at…

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ASCI Staff Enjoy Painting and Pies

ASCI’s Social Fund is a fun way to boost employee morale with special activities and treats throughout the year. In November, staff got away from the daily grind with “Painting…

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Center of Child Welfare: A 21st Century Perspective on Cultural Relevance and Humility

The pervasive issue of racial disparity in child welfare has long presented troubling implications for children and families of color. The concept of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is essential…

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ASCI Health Clinic a Success

To kick off our Preventive Care Campaign, Duquesne University of Pittsburgh hosted an event for ASCI clients and staff, providing free flu shots and health screenings (blood pressure, blood sugar…

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ASCI Hosts Annual Breakfast with Santa

ASCI’s Breakfast with Santa was a success! There were 126 children in attendance, and each child received a gift! Families had so much fun with activities like arts and crafts,…

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New Children’s Book Encourages Children of Color to Learn and Explore

The recently released children’s book Adventures of Sable Brown recounts the magical journey of two siblings, Sable and Sammie, as their imaginations turn a normal day of play into an adventure through…

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