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In 2009, 15.5 million children in American - more than 1 in 5 - were poor. (Children's Defense Fund)
Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) provides a variety of services to more than 6,000 people daily and an estimated 25,000 individuals each year to improve the quality of lief of both new immigrants and established New Yorkers.
Afterschool Conservation Club
The After School Conservation Club (ASCC), a partnership between UNH, The After School Corporation (TASC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), provides environmental education and activities to children in afterschool programs. Students participate in activities that teach them about conservation and carry-out hands-on neighborhood projects. Curriculum topics include adaptation, recycling, human impacts, aquatic life and stewardship ethics. Current neighborhood projects include maintaining butterfly gardens and creating recycling and composting programs.
UNH member agencies participating in this innovative program in 2012-2013 are:
- Mosholu Montefiore Community Center
- Queens Community House
- Riverdale Neighborhood House
- Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers
- Union Settlement Association
- University Settlement Society
The ASCC is supported by The New York City Environmental Fund, The Levitt Foundation, The ERM Group Foundation and HSBC Bank USA, N.A. For more information on the ASCC, please contact Snehal Majithia, Deputy Director of Members Services.
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