Council Update: Palm Beach County honored with prestigious Culture of Health Prize

Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, Palm Health Foundation and Palm Beach County Youth Services Department collaborated on the application. 

Media Advisory: Be safe, be seen on Halloween

10 Safety Tips for Families; Local Safety Expert Available for Interviews. 

Palm Beach County Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize For Innovative Efforts to Create a Thriving Community

The Prize honors and elevates communities for working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity.  

35 PBC schools to hold International Walk to School Day celebrations

International Walk to School Day, taking place Oct. 6, 2021, teaches safe walking skills and encourages safe walking environments. 

Lisa's Story

At Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, our staff is our heart. In this brief video, Dr. Lisa Williams-Taylor, Children’s Services Council CEO, shares the reason behind the ‘At the Heart of CSC’ campaign, which reveals the  deep connection CSC staff have to the organization’s mission: that all Palm Beach County children grow up healthy, safe and strong.

Mirva's Story

Hear from Mirva, director of program at Children’s Services Council. Mirva supports a team of program officers who oversee CSC-funded maternal health and child development services. She is the mother of two school-age girls, who love spending time together as a family.

Isandra's Story

Hear from Isandra, program exploration and implementation lead at Children’s Services Council. Isandra works closely with other CSC staff to launch new programs and services that benefit Palm Beach County children and families. Isandra, a mother of two school-age girls, shares the emotional story of her second daughter’s premature birth.

Alex's Story

Hear from Alex, records management support who ensures Children’s Services Council stores and handles public records as required by state law. Alex is a father of a toddler, with another child on the way.

Debbie's Story

Hear from Debbie, a program specialist in Children’s Services Council’s professional development department. Debbie helps build providers’ capacity in areas of early childhood education and mental health. She is a mother of two school-age children and a mental-health advocate.

Elizabeth's Story

Hear from Elizabeth, a program officer with Children’s Services Council, who ensures that the maternal and child-focused programs she oversees provide quality services to Palm Beach County families. Elizabeth is the mother of an energetic preschooler.

Jon's Story

Hear from Jon, a senior communications specialist, who helps spread the word about CSC’s role in the community and the more than 50 prevention-focused programs CSC funds in Palm Beach County. Jon is the father of two boys and often spends his weekends with them on the soccer field.

Marsha's Story

Hear from Marsha, a community planning and partnership lead with Children’s Services Council. Marsha connects CSC’s work with that of community partners to ensure all Palm Beach County youth have a bright future. She is the mother of a 16-year-old, who just started driving.

Council approves reduced tax rate for 2021-2022

The Council also approved capacity building funding for six local nonprofits. 

Council proposes reducing tax rate for 2021-2022 fiscal year

In the upcoming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, the Council will focus on reducing disparities in child outcomes, supporting child care providers during the ongoing pandemic so parents can get back to work, and implementing a new mentoring initiative for children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. 

Council Update: Internships Help Preserve History

A creative year-long internship program has preserved the voices of Palm Beach County elders who grew up here in the era of segregated and then integrated schools, including their advice for children today.

Council Update: Council proclaims July as Summer Learning Month

The Palm Beach County School District’s diagnostic assessments found that almost 13 percent of students in K-2nd grade declined in reading proficiency in summer 2020.

A Tribute to Harry A. Johnston II

CSC mourns the passing of state Sen. Harry A. Johnston II. We are forever thankful for his leadership, persistence and heart.

Council Update: CSC funds eight local nonprofits to support community-identified needs

This unique funding opportunity aims to support programs and services that local communities determine they want and need – and to do it in a more effective, equitable and sustainable way. 

Council Update: Youngest children at greatest risk for abuse, neglect

Palm Beach County is implementing the Plan of Safe Care initiative to combat substance misuse, and ensure infants who are prenatally exposed, and their families, receive the services needed to advance recovery and resilience.

Palm Beach County selected as finalist for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize

As a 2021 finalist, Palm Beach County is one step closer to the national Prize, which honors communities working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity for all.

Council Update: Board approves same slate of officers

Thomas Bean, director of public and community engagement at Florida Power & Light Company, will remain the chair. 

Council Update: Council celebrates Mentoring Awareness Month

In Palm Beach County, about 5,000 children are assigned to mentors through the United Way of Palm Beach County’s Mentor Center.

CSC earns international award from The Green Building Initiative

  The Green Building Initiative awarded three “Green Globes” to CSC’s office building in Boynton Beach.

Council Update: Group prenatal care effective for mothers, babies

The CenteringPregnancy® model improves birth outcomes, supports healthy parent-child interactions, and increases prenatal behaviors that lead to positive life outcomes for children. 

Sara's Early Learning Coalition story

Learn how the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County was there for local child care centers during the pandemic. Hear from Sara Giannetti, director of Central Baptist Preschool in West Palm Beach.

Miriam's Early Learning Coalition story

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, and its child care scholarships for essential workers, has changed people's lives. Hear how ELC helped Miriam and her granddaughter.

Council Update: More Palm Beach County babies born too early, too small

CSC's board proclaimed November as Prematurity Awareness Month.

(Point of View) A salute to the child care community

In our Point of View, published in The Palm Beach Post Oct. 16, 2020, we note that these businesses are the little engines that could – keeping our local economy humming under extreme duress.      

Council earns more honors in Grade-Level Reading campaign

The national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recognized Children’s Services Council with a sixth Pacesetter Honor for its work in summer camps and afterschool programs in 2019.

Healthy, Safe, Strong Stories feature unsung heroes and the good work of Palm Beach County groups helping families

A new series of stories highlight the vital work of local programs and services for children, families and pregnant women funded by Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County.