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.
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.
Council holds tax rate steady for 2020-2021 fiscal year
The sustained rate will allow the Council to meet the needs of the community, especially as a global pandemic continues to take a toll on Palm Beach County’s families.
CSC, community partners distribute $100,000 in personal protective equipment
More than 100 local, charitable organizations benefited from the distribution.
CSC and United Way help foster children during COVID emergency
Children's Services Council and United Way team up to help children in the foster care system with emergency relief funds.
Council proposes keeping tax rate steady for 2020-2021
The governing board of Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County on Thursday tentatively agreed to hold the 2020-2021 millage rate steady – keeping last year’s rate of .6497.
Council Update: More than 1,000 families to receive internet access for distance learning
Families newly enrolled in Comcast Internet Essentials will receive two months free and CSC’s sponsorship will pick up the costs after that.
CSC recognized as 'Pacesetter' by national Grade-Level Reading group
Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County honored for work in supporting early school success.
Point of View (Palm Beach Post): COVID-19 demands more of community aid groups
During this unprecedented crisis, Children's Services Council is providing more than $1 million for COVID-19 relief so our families get the help they deserve.
July 1 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day
In the last three years, 13 children have died in hot cars in Florida.
Council Update: CSC reallocates funds to support COVID-19-related community needs
Amid the pandemic, the Council continues to support our community with funding for food, basic needs, direct services and internet access.
Children's Services Council's statement condemning racism
Please click here to see our statement condemning racism.
Stay up-to-date on Children's Services Council's response to COVID-19, and find helpful local resources.
Council Update: Summer camp goes virtual with funding from CSC
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Time Palm Beach County , which receives funding from Children's Services Council, has re-imagined its model for high-quality summer programming to serve children virtually and help in-person sites and camps.
Rise in traumatic bike injuries for PBC children during COVID-19
From March 15 to April 27, 2020, eight children suffered traumatic bicycle injuries in Palm Beach County, compared to three such injuries during the same period in 2019. Schools in Florida were closed on March 13 because of COVID-19.
Council Update: Amid COVID-19 crisis, Council increases support to local providers
At its monthly meeting, the Council approved payments to child care providers through June 30, 2020 and increased emergency grants for local nonprofits.
Council releases more than $810,000 through COVID-19 contingency fund
Hunger relief, baby and household supplies, and assistance with calls to 211 Helpline are among the programs supported through CSC's COVID-19 emergency funds.