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LaSalle wins FBLA honors

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On February 6th, two students represented LaSalle School at the Future Business Leaders of America District 4 Spring Conference. Future Business Leaders of America is one of the largest international student business leadership organizations serving nearly a quarter of a million students world wide. For the past 4 years, LaSalle has had a small but dedicated group of students serving in our local chapter. LaSalle youth – Elijaha and Jordan – competed among top scholars…

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Assembly, school district staffers trained at LaSalle

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On January 30th, staffers from the New York State Assembly and Taconic Hills Central School District joined LaSalle staff to learn more about the policy and placement aspects of neuroscience as it relates to youth. Executive Director David Wallace set the stage for LaSalle Trainers Troy Kennedy and Shelley Mareno to deliver a modified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention session. Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, in attendance, was intrigued by the material during a previous roundtable discussion. Taconic Hills…

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LaSalle Basketball: It not all about the score

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The 2019 basketball season at LaSalle, Albany is one of comebacks and teamwork. Staff and board attending have been very impressed with the maturity of our team – win or lose. Executive Director David Wallace congratulated the team after their first game saying it was incredible to watch. “Each and every one of our players gave it their all and made an terrific comeback. While winning always feels good, I was impressed with their sportsmanship…

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CA governor appoints Dr. Nadine Burke Harris surgeon general

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LaSalle, Albany congratulates Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on being appointed California’s first-ever surgeon general. Governor Gavin Newsom made the announcement on January 21st. The Associated Press posted the news online on January 22nd. A pediatrician and founder and chief executive of San Francisco’s Center for Youth Wellness, Dr. Burke Harris joined filmmaker Jamie Redford to keynote the 2018 ACEs Symposium provided by LaSalle and held at the convention center at Albany’s Empire State Plaza. The…

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Ablon, Ellis to keynote 2019 ACEs Symposium

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On May 7, 2019, the sixth annual Capital Region Symposium on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma and Response will be held at the Empire State Plaza’s Egg (Hart Theatre). Keynoting will be J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D and Wendy Ellis, Ph.D. Both are noted in the field of psychology. Registration expected to open in March 2019. More details coming soon! LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a…

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LV Lackey: The Power of Relationship

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Two Lasallian Volunteers – Krystiana Schaffer and Christopher Lackey – have taken LaSalle, Albany by storm lending their talents to the intake and admissions process and the recreation so critical to building resilience in our youth. Most recently, Mr. Lackey wrote about his experiences as an LV at LaSalle, Albany. Provocative and thoughtful, ‘The Power of Relationship’ is Chris’ take on life at LaSalle through the eyes of one Lasallian Volunteer. LaSalle School is a…

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Brother Visitor comes to LaSalle

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It was a very chilly winter day when Brother Visitor Dennis Lee, FSC came to LaSalle for a day of conversation with staff and guided tour by our students. Very attune to youth, their needs as they relate to the mission of St. John Baptist de LaSalle, he spent considerable time on January 11th learning more about LaSalle, Albany and the teamwork contributing to the agency’s mission, including the Catholic Women’s Service League. LaSalle School…

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Christmas 2018 – Tradition of Giving

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Christmas was in full swing at LaSalle with the December 7th Holiday Open House welcoming over 200 guests to LaSalle’s campus, Catholic Women’s Service League Christmas Boutique and Staff Appreciation Luncheon on December 19th. Christmas Spirit projects involved month long efforts by many to help feed and make the magic of the season come alive for many of our youth and their families. In addition to our staff, boards, friends, donors and the Catholic Women’s…

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Celebrating Rising and Shining Staff Stars

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Glennpeter Jewelers on Central Avenue was the site for a celebration of LaSalle’s Shining and Rising staff stars on November 29th. Staff from all quarters including educational services, clinical services, food services, the JRFC and support services were honored with commendations from supervisors as well as certificates of appreciation. 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…

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Celebrating being thankful!

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On November 20th, the holiday spirit took off like a shot at LaSalle with the annual Thanksgiving Dinner served to residential and JRFC youth populations. This year, Sarina and Nick Mosciatello joined staff and board members to help serve the feast to our youth! Mosciatello’s Italian/American Restaurant is a huge supporter of LaSalle’s work encouraging a spirit of teamwork and volunteerism! Following the Thanksgiving Dinner, working off all those calories happened at the annual Supervisor’s…

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