Palm Beach County mentoring program receives national award

The award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. 

Council Update: Children's Services Council honored with United Way's Champion for Children Award

The Champion for Children Award is reserved for those who go above and beyond to assist Palm Beach County youth. 

CSCPBC Launches Refreshed Website

The site, created just for Palm Beach County parents in August 2017, now features even more videos, articles, tips and resources to answer your toughest parenting questions.

CSC receives highest honor for workplace mental health

The Bell Seal is a workplace mental health certification that recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees. 

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Heatstroke Day Demo & News Conference - 10 a.m. Monday, May 1

MEDIA CONTACT: KATHY WALL, Safe Kids Palm Beach County, 561-628-7897, 

Council Update: CSC to implement fatherhood engagement services

Sickle Cell Foundation will work with local fathers – with children from mother's pregnancy up to age 3 – by providing in-person home visits, using an evidence-based curriculum, during non-traditional work hours to meet the needs of families.

Council Update: More than 270 PBC youth benefit from enhanced mentoring program

Level Up, which is administered by United Way of Palm Beach County, is available through three mentoring hubs.

MEDIA ADVISORY: New program aims to increase the number of lifeguards in Palm Beach County

Certification costs to become lifeguards and water safety instructors often can act as barriers for teens and others who might be interested in applying. The cost can range from $175 to $400.

Council Update: 3,600-plus PBC children enjoyed summer camp experiences, thanks to CSC and partners

Families had a choice of four different types of camps.

Council Update: Council served more than 48,500 children in the last fiscal year

Nearly 29,000 children received child care, afterschool programming and summer camp scholarships last fiscal year. This number reflects a return close to pre-pandemic numbers. 

Council Update: Special Needs Equipment Fund benefits hundreds of Palm Beach County children, families

The Special Needs Equipment Fund is a unique resource that fills a vital gap for Palm Beach County children, birth to age 17, who need durable medical equipment for safety, mobility, vision or communication (speech or hearing).

Council Update: Board approves re-imagining early childhood education system

Staff proposed long-term changes to its Quality Improvement System, called Strong Minds, over the next two years.   

A Wealth of Knowledge

Hear from Lisa Williams-Taylor, our CEO and the mother of a teenager, about why grandparents are so vitally important to their families – and our whole community.

Lolita’s Story

Hear from Lolita, a CSC employee for 18 years and now a proud grandmother. Lolita (also known as Grandma) knows first-hand how hard it is to be a teen mom.

The Role of a Grandparent …

Hear about why the role of a grandparent is so valuable, from some of our most experienced staff.

Words of Wisdom

Hear some pearls of parenting wisdom from our most experienced staff, who are grandparents.

If I Could Go Back in Time

Hear from some of our most experienced staff, who are grandparents, about how they would have parented differently if they knew then what they know now.

Today’s Pressures on Parents …

Hear from some CSC staff who are grandparents about why they think parenting today is more complicated than in years past.

Council approves rolling back tax rate for 2022-23 fiscal year

The Council’s revenue will remain the same despite the reduction in the rate, allowing it to meet the needs of the Palm Beach County families in innovative ways. 

Council Update: Council proposes rolling back tax rate for 2022-23 fiscal year

The Council’s revenue would remain the same despite the reduction in the rate.  

Council Update: Council awards almost $1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations

Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County approved almost $1 million in grants to 30 different grassroots organizations with innovative programs for local children and families.

Local children express themselves through unique, collaborative public art project

Media invited to event Friday, July 29, 2-4 p.m., at HATCH 1121 – LULA Lake Worth Arts, 1121 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth Beach, FL

Council Update: Council dedicates resources to community mental wellness

CSC also provides trainings and workshops for the staff of agencies we fund as well as our own staff, such as those that address reflective practice and compassion fatigue. 

Council Update: CSC donates 100,000 books to PBC school children

A media event held May 19 at Berkshire Elementary School in West Palm Beach marked the event, which included Council CEO Lisa Williams-Taylor, who read with some of the children.

Council Update: Council Proclaims May as Mental Health Awareness Month

One in four adults, and one in five teens ages 13-18, experience a serious mental illness. 

CSC Receives Gold Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health

The Bell Seal is a workplace mental health certification that recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees. 

Council Update: Council proclaims April Child Abuse Prevention Month

Substance misuse, inadequate supervision, domestic violence and physical injuries were the most common reasons children were removed from their homes. 

Free Parenting App Now Features Weekly Things to Do for PBC Families

Children’s Services Council’s free EveryParent app now features weekly ‘Things to Do’ updates for families with events, activities and adventures from Boca Raton to Belle Glade. 

Council Update: CSC-funded programs meet challenges under difficult circumstances

CSC staff determined that providers were effective in achieving most targets related to maternal/child health and prevention of child abuse and neglect. 

Council Update: Child care providers felt valued by CSC, partners during pandemic

CSC staff told the Council at its January meeting that a follow-up survey found that a majority of providers felt their input was valued and that they would like to work with CSC again.