Caregivers

Why Foster Children Need to Hear “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

One of Maya Angelou’s most popular poems, “Still I Rise,” is an empowering anthem about the struggle to overcome prejudice and injustice, bringing hope to those who are oppressed and…

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Show Children the Beauty of Their Skin

Elmo and Lupita Nyong’o talk about the beauty and function of human skin, because it comes in all different textures and shades. In fact, beauty comes in all shades, too….

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The Freedom of Literacy: Investing in the Futures of African-American Children Through Early Childhood Literacy and Education

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass The academic-achievement gap for African-American students, families and communities is a pervasive issue in the United States, ultimately…

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Join ASCI for an Expungement Clinic with Duquesne Law School

Eight Duquesne Law School students will be at ASCI on February 20, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for a FREE Expungement & Pardon Clinic to assist those in need…

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Download Black History Facts & Worksheets

Kids Konnect created a Black History Guide for children to study, whether at home or in the classroom. This is an incredible addition to any social studies class at any…

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Howard University Alums Create Puzzles for Black Children

In 2018, Howard University alumni Matthew and Marnel Goins created Puzzle Huddle to address the lack of diversity in the toy market. The couple shared why they created the puzzles with…

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Teach Your Children About Black History

Most children recognize black icons like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Frederick Douglass, but this Black History Month, we encourage you to go beyond well-known African-American trailblazers and…

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Four Admirable, Unsung African-American Heroes

Claudette Colvin Nine months before the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, sparked by Rosa Parks‘ arrest in Montgomery, Alabama, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin was arrested for refusing to give up her…

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Grandfamilies: Make Your Voices Heard!

Make your voice heard in Washington, D.C.! Input needed: Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren If you are (or once were) a grandparent or an older relative raising children, or if your…

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Take Advantage of Allegheny County’s Stipend for Summer Camp

How will our children stay safe and engaged during the summer months? It may only be January, but it’s never too early to plan how your children will spend their…

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