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.   

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. 

Council Update: Council proclaims January as Mentoring Awareness Month

More than 5,000 children were matched with mentors in Palm Beach County through the United Way Mentor Center in fiscal year 2020-2021.

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. 

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.