Partnerships

Participate in “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” Study for $25

You are invited to participate in the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren study. This study is being conducted by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work. The purpose of this study is to understand the experiences…

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ASCI Partners with Eat’n Park and the United Way to Deliver Free Meals to Families

Since the onset of COVID-19, ASCI has delivered free meals to community members in need. This first began with our kinship families but has since expanded to the entire Penn Hills community—the…

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Black Administrators in Child Welfare Make a National Call to Action

On Thursday, July 30, the Black Administrators in Child Welfare (BACW) held a virtual call-to-action summit in which prominent African-American thought leaders – representing the fields of education, criminal justice,…

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Generations United Announces New Racial Equity Initiative & Toolkits for Grandfamilies of Color

ASCI is excited to be a part of Generations United and the National Indian Child Welfare Association‘s (NICWA) three-year racial equity initiative, Grand Voices: Elevating and Strengthening African American and…

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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 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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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 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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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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ASCI Health Clinic a Success

To kick off our Preventive Care Campaign, Duquesne University of Pittsburgh hosted an event for ASCI clients and staff, providing free flu shots and health screenings (blood pressure, blood sugar…

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