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2017 Holiday Open House – this year Friday, December 8th!!

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LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a variety of programs designed to meet their needs including specialized residential placement, day service education, and alternative to detention services. The Counseling Center at LaSalle is an OMH and OASAS licensed outpatient behavioral health clinic located at LaSalle School, and currently implementing ACE treatment practices with youth and families. LaSalle is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), and affiliated with the…

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WAMC Radio features LaSalle, RWJF to discuss ACEs

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In a brief October 23rd radio interview airing WAMC’s The Roundtable, LaSalle School Executive Director Bill Wolff joined Martha Johnson from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to cast a light on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), their prevalence in today’s society and how LaSalle – just one of many human service agencies employing ACE techniques and strategies – is working to understand how a high number of ACE factors can negatively impact children suffering from trauma….

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Veteran’s Miracle Center and LaSalle

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ALBANY – Operated by Jezreel International, the Veteran’s Miracle Center is a free store operated by Jezreel International. On Saturday morning, October 21st, a couple dozen veterans and their families participated in the Third annual ‘Walk a Mile in their Boots’ to raise money for the purchase of store items including work clothes, hygiene products, motorized wheelchairs among other items. Participating veterans can go to the store located at 10 Interstate Avenue in Albany, NY…

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Annual Appeal and LIFE Fund turn dreams into reality

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After youth leave LaSalle, a fund managed by the LaSalle Foundation is available to provide them with assistance, upon application, if they should need it to pursue further education in college or vocational learning. Commonly known as the LIFE Fund, its acronym stands for the LaSalle Initiative for Education scholarship fund. On September 21st, Brandon stopped by LaSalle to tell us about some of the challenges, frustrations and rewards that his recent ‘study abroad’ trip…

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Hurricane Harvey relief at LaSalle!

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On September 7th, hard working LaSalle students Amir, Jaquan, James and Nick all helped pack dozens of boxes filled with supplies at Jezreel International, a non-profit humanitarian aid organization shipping desperately needed provision to the poor and needy around the world. The Albany location of Jezreel is 10 Interstate Avenue. All supplies collected at LaSalle will help Texas families affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services…

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Parents: Want to learn new ways to talk to your kids?

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Parents are continually seeking better ways to talk to their children. At LaSalle, we know this and constantly offer programs and sessions designed to address these desires. On September 28th, the first of three two-hour sessions will be held for parents to learn and discuss communications strategies when talking with their children. The entire series (October 5th and 12th are the second and third dates) will be held in LaSalle’s student dining rooms located in…

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LSS challenge course teams up with Niskayuna crew

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ALBANY – Niskayuna crew coaches have had a long standing desire to be available to at-risk youth as well as provide the high school team with a team building activity. LaSalle’s adventure based and experiential learning is an important asset to the agency’s clinical treatment helping young people learn to trust in others, work collaboratively toward a common goal, build positive self-esteem and strength in skills and coping strategies. Dina McManus, the director of clinical…

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Brother Richard Leo McAlice dies at 85

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ALBANY — Brother Richard Leo McAlice F.S.C., 85, died peacefully at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J., following a brief time in hospice care. Born in Pawtucket, R.I., to Leo Francis McAlice and Edith Nichols. Richard attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. After graduating, he decided to answer the call to religious life and entered the order of the De La Salle Christian Brothers at Barrytown, N.Y. in June of…

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CAP COM, School Systems FCU’s support Back to School event

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On August 17th, the annual LaSalle School Back-to-School Night was held in LaSalle’s gymnasium. Similar to previous years, community organizations (this post will be updated with a listing of participants) were on hand to meet with parents and youth preparing for school. Over 70 prospective students and 45 adults were served a meal similar to a summer cookout and received advice and encouragement from community organizations (this post will be updated with a complete listing…

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Graduation 2017: Inspiration, honesty and informality

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In June, every high school graduation has its share of tears and tissues being passed around. Anyone attending graduation ceremonies has a vested interest in one or more of the graduating seniors. The June 23rd graduation exercises held in LaSalle, Albany’s Hanner Center had all of this and more as Maxwell, Edwin, Thomas, Edy and Brennen received diplomas on June 23rd. Classes, weeks of exams and a graduation walk around campus led up to this day….

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