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News and Opinion Jan 23, 2017

Turnaround and partner Chancellor Avenue School in Ebony Magazine

Ebony Magazine

The February 2017 edition of Ebony Magazine highlights the work of Turnaround for Children and its relationship with Newark, New Jersey-based Chancellor Avenue School. “Helping Kids Cope” opens with former Chancellor student Naseer Wilkerson and Principal Sakina Pitts as they describe the adversity students often face growing up in a low-income community. The article goes on to describe how Chancellor’s partnership supports both students and educators.

Here is an excerpt:

“Cantor’s program, in addition to ensuring schools employ positive discipline plans rather than primarily suspending or expelling students, brings in social work consultants who help build student support systems.

They also bring together school support staff to devise a multidisciplinary team to assess the kids and connect them with services linked to community-based organizations and mental health partners.”

Read the full article here.