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Day of Silence: Register to Participate on April 23!

The GLSEN Day of Silence on April 23, 2021, is a nationwide event led by students. During this time, everyone involved takes a vow of silence to highlight the effects…

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Sexual Assault Warning Signs for College-Age Adults

College campuses and locations frequented by college students are hot points for sexual violence. Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) shares that in 8 out of 10 cases of…

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Upcoming Event: Imani Christian Academy Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Please join Imani Christian Academy on Thursday, April 22, for their Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A at The Waterfront (480 East Waterfront Drive).   Bring the below card to the drive-thru from 5 p.m….

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Representation Matters: Sesame Street Introduces New Black Muppets to Teach the ‘ABCs of Racial Literacy’

Elijah, a 35-year-old meteorologist, loves running, being outdoors, watching movies and cooking! Wes, Eljiah’s 5-year-old son, loves going to school and playing pretend! These two characters are the newest faces…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: March 8-19, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from March 8-19, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   S. 699 — Sen….

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American Rescue Plan Act: Benefits for Children & Families

On March 11, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act into law, providing much-needed, immediate financial relief for children and families struggling from the impacts of COVID-19….

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Affirming LGBTQ+ Youth: ASCI Training for Caregivers

Can you imagine growing up without anyone who affirms your identity? When youth in care enter a new home, it is important that caregivers protect and prepare them for societal…

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Allegheny Link Offers Housing Stabilization Program in Penn Hills

In an effort to help residents of the municipality of Penn Hills maintain stability during the COVID-19 pandemic, the neighborhood has partnered with housing assistance providers to administer the COVID-19…

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An ASCI Gem: Tulleesha Burbage Discovers Family Heritage

Tulleesha Burbage is a Child and Family Services Program Supervisor at ASCI. After completing roughly 1,000 kinship adoptions, Tulleesha shares that she feels good knowing these kinship adoptions are keeping…

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Celebrating Women’s HERstory Month: Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez

As an agency founded and led by a Black woman, ASCI values the impactful contributions made by women of color who continue to lead with conviction and strength in order…

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