CEO Ronald Richter's message to all staff reflecting on the successes of his first year at JCCA. Read More
CEO Perspective: Gold Medal Parents
While JCCA youth root for Simone Biles and the whole USA team, JCCA CEO Ronald Richter applauds the people who made her success possible: Ron and Nellie Biles, who adopted their granddaughters from foster care.
Foster families, often kin, help raise thousands of children every year in partnership with parents. Agencies like JCCA provide support and encouragement and, where necessary, crucial clinical intervention. We build on the strengths of our children—be they academic, artistic, athletic or strength of character. We engage and teach all our parents specifically how to improve how they parent. Nellie and Ron Biles had intuitive parenting instincts that were extraordinary.
FOX 5 NY: Second Chances at Brooklyn Democracy Academy
Forty-nine students recently graduated from JCCA's Brooklyn Democracy Academy – a transfer high school in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Students come to BDA having dropped out of or failed in other high schools. BDA offers them a second chance, and most of them succeed. This year, most of the graduates are going to college and the rest have jobs. They are on their way! According to Salutatorian Casey Smalls, “We are leaders and we will set a path for our generation.”
JCCA provides comprehensive care to thousands of children, young people and families who come from New York’s diverse communities. Since 1822, we have embraced those who need us most — abused, neglected and traumatized young people who are struggling with poverty, developmental disabilities and complex mental illness. We also work with disadvantaged Jewish immigrants and with Jewish children and their families in support of Jewish continuity. Our programs include foster and residential care, educational assistance and remediation, case management for young people with mental health challenges and services to families to prevent child abuse and maltreatment. JCCA offers safety, stability and lifesaving support to help our clients transform their lives. In everything we do, we are guided by the Jewish mandate of tikkun olam — the responsibility of every person to make the world a better place.
JCCA is authorized by the Council on Accreditation and recognized as a provider that continues to successfully
implement high performance standards and is delivering the highest
quality services to all of its stakeholders.