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Children Explain Black History Month

Global Citizen is a social-action platform for a global generation that aims to solve the world’s biggest challenges. In their YouTube series, several African-American children—who are as adorable as they…

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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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75-Year-Old Woman Fostered More Than 600 Children in 50 Years

Linda Herring, a 75-year-old Iowa woman, was recently honored with a resolution of appreciation by her local government for caring for hundreds of children in foster care. According to CNN,…

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ASCI Video Celebrates Teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and honor his persistent urging of all citizens to do good in the world, ASCI asked several members of its dedicated staff to…

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Couple Adopts 3 Brothers to Keep Them Together

Here at ASCI, we love hearing about folks who see the importance of keeping siblings together, like these Massachusetts moms. KC and Lena Currie got married five years ago and…

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Woman Who Grew Up in Foster Care Adopts 6 Boys

At the age of 12, Jessica Benzakein of Milwaukee became a ward of the state. Her mother terminated her parental rights, leaving Jessica in foster care until she aged out….

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Former Foster Youth Beats All Odds

There is often a negative stigma that follows children in foster care, as some assume they are destined to have behavioral and developmental issues, criminal records, mental and emotional instability,…

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ASCI Celebrates Youth Program with Graduation Ceremony

ASCI’s Boys II Men program hosted a Rites of Passage dinner ceremony to honor its young men for finishing the 10-week curriculum. They learned integrity, accountability, respect, discipline and so…

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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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