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Event Recap: Celebrating Our Collective Diversity

At ASCI, we foster a culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. We know that in doing so, we will make ASCI a more enriching environment for everyone. In an…

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See Rankings: Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Book

This year’s Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT Data Book describes the progression of child well-being in the U.S. before COVID-19. The KIDS COUNT Data Book includes annual state rankings and…

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Get Your Child Vaccinated at UPMC Children’s Free Mobile Clinic this Summer

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown are partnering to bring needed vaccines and other services to western Pennsylvania…

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ASCI CEO Authors Op-Ed for the Chronicle of Social Change

The Chronicle of Social Change has published an op-ed written by ASCI founder and CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel addressing racism in the child welfare system. Here is an excerpt: “In…

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DACA Program Protected by Supreme Court

Today, CNN reported the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling against the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program—established by the Obama administration…

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Philadelphia Community Organization Galaei Highlights the Resiliency of Queer Latin@ Youth

Pride is a celebration but also a protected space. Due to the pandemic, that space is now unavailable for many LGBTQIA+ youth who are in much need of it. The space Pride…

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The Power of Education as a Bridge to Opportunities for Kinship Youth

The recent killing of George Floyd has reawakened America’s fight for racial justice. Demonstrators are not only protesting against the injustices African-Americans have long faced in the criminal justice system, but also the systemic racism embedded in all facets of American life—including education. Institutions are speaking out; teachers are initiating…

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The Importance of Men’s Health

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability. (NCHPAD) says that, “compared to women, men are more likely to smoke and drink alcohol and generally lead less healthy lifestyles….

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New ASCI Business Operations Amid COVID-19

The health, safety and welfare of each member of our team, as well ASCI families and the general public, is a high priority at ASCI. As we slowly emerge from…

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2-Year-Old in Foster Care Gets Virtual Adoption Hearing and Parade

Two-year-old Isla Moody was finally adopted by her family in Jacksonville, Florida, after being in foster care for 700 days. By following social-distancing guidelines, the Moodys were able to have…

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