Summer News from St. Lawrence Place

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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Did you receive our Summer newsletter in the mail this week?  If not, that means you’re not on our mailing list–please remedy that by e-mailing us your info: bsmith@stlawrenceplace.org.
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Reunification at St. Lawrence Place

Posted by: Ashley Harp

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From time to time, we all may lose jobs, experience financial hardship or even financial devastation that causes those of us who are parents to make the difficult decision of temporarily placing our children in the care of the State.  In other unfortunate times, children are taken away from parents due to neglect caused by poor parenting skills, drug abuse, exposure to domestic violence or other situations that may harm the child.
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Our Response to Summer Slide: Literacy-Based Summer Camp

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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In our last blog post, you read about the summer slide and how it disproportionately affects children living in poverty.

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The Achievement Gap & Summer Slide for Kids in Poverty

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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In the Woods at St. Lawrence Place

Posted by: Lila Anna Sauls

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SLP teens experiencing art techniques via Columbia Museum of Art outreach

Over the past few weeks I’ve been able to give several tours of our campus to people who have (or have not) been supporters of St. Lawrence Place for years.  And I’ve noticed something:  we’re in the woods at SLP.

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Heart to Heart: A Positive Parenting Program

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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Tricia Havenstein of Edventure on Family Literacy Night at SLP

Heart to Heart: A Positive Parenting Program is the newest program for families at SLP.  Through community partners and existing parenting programs, SLP will administer a weekly program aimed at improving relationships between parents and children, and in turn improving outcomes for children.  School readiness and success, along with a healthy parental relationship can make all the difference for our children.

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