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Drawings on Asphalt

Drawings on Asphalt Paraplegic special education students face many challenges participating in art therapy. The students’ physical impairments limit their range of abilities in the art making process. If these barriers are not properly addressed, there is the risk...

Against All Odds

 Against All Odds   This past Sunday, the nine resolute members of CIS’ Competitive LEGO-Robotics Team, hailing from IS 223 in their home borough of Brooklyn, qualified for the next round of the First Lego League Competition under the...

THE HOMESTRETCH

  THE HOMESTRETCH CIS’ experience working with homeless youth is being included in a dialogue at Medgar Evers College, following the Brooklyn Premiere Screening of The Homestretch, a documentary that follows three homeless teens living in Chicago as they fight...

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The Missing Link

Discussion with: Rudy Crew, president, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York Kevin Dahill-Fuchel, executive director, Counseling in Schools Patricia Mitchell, principal, PS 48 William Wordsworth Sheena Wright, president and CEO, United Way of New York City Introductory...

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Answering the Call

The call came in that the School was in trouble. Hurricane Sandy had devastated the school and the surrounding community. They needed our help and the situation required immediate attention. They called the right place–Counseling In Schools (CIS) has...

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CIS and the Art of Healing

News of the catastrophic 2010 Haiti Earthquake hit the Canarsie community hard.  A historically and culturally rich neighborhood in southeast Brooklyn, Canarsie’s population includes many students whose immediate family members live in Haiti.  While adult community members held close...