Leadership

We Stand Against Racism, Together in Kinship

We are deeply troubled by the recent events leading to our country’s current civil unrest. As a community, we are grieving. We are hurting. We are tired. As an organization…

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Join Us for WIN Week!

The first week of June (June 1-7) is Well Being In the Nation (WIN) Week, which includes a series of free virtual gatherings, hosted by the WIN Network and it is open to all….

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Read the Latest BACW Newsletter

Dr. Sharon McDaniel, board president of Black Administrators in Child Welfare, opens this month’s BACW newsletter: We are strong. I know we will come through this together. Whereas now there is…

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ASCI Delivers Groceries to Families in Need

Earlier this month, Governor Tom Wolf ordered Pennsylvanians to remain home as much as possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As families attempt to navigate this challenging time, ASCI…

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ASCI Founder and CEO Contributes to Important New Publication

Reflections on Kinship Care: Learning from the Past, Implications for the Future details the evolution of kinship care as a child welfare service through essays written by kinship care experts. Its…

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Instruction, Policy & Practice in the Evolving Field of Social Work

The ever-evolving field of social work is rooted in the historical context of its early pioneers’ philanthropic efforts. Since the first social work class offered at Columbia University in 1898, trained social…

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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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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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