Leadership

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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ASCI Exec Shares Important Legacy of BGLOs

Before the establishment of Black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) in the early 1900s, people of color were not able to participate in university clubs, committees or organizations in America. BGLOs gave…

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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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ASCI Kinship Navigator Celebrates 3 Years

From the Desk of Tara Skibiel, EVP of Child & Family Services The ASCI Kinship Navigator program is celebrating its three-year anniversary with Allegheny County! Kinship Navigation is foundational in…

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ASCI Announces Upcoming Webinars

First up: Busting the Apple Wide Open: The Naked Truth LEAN INTO A PROVOCATIVE CONVERSATION ON KINSHIP CARE by attending the first of 2020’s ASCI webinars. We’ve all heard, “The…

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Center of Child Welfare: Part III with Dr. Cheryl Hall-Russell

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…

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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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Foster Youth Advocate Through Youth-Adult Partnership

Mississippi Youth Voice is a group of young people with foster care experiences who are leading efforts to improve policies and practices for youth in care across the state of…

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Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Works to Find Permanent Homes for Foster Children

Since 2012, the number of foster children waiting to be adopted nationwide has risen by more than 23 percent. According to the Chronicle of Social Change, Dave Thomas Foundation for…

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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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