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Staff alum strums for the Needy Boy Fund

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Guitarist, and former LaSalle staff, Rick Lemperle listens as LaSalle’s Executive Director, David Wallace, thanks guests for coming out to Loudonville’s Eden Cafe on July 21st for an evening fundraiser benefiting the agency’s Needy Boy Fund. 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…

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Summer John Johnston Institute convenes

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LaSalle’s John Johnston Institute (JJI) cohort took time out to see Chicago sites during their one-week visit to the city for the summer session. JJI, formerly the Lasallian Leadership Institute, teaches staff serving in Lasallian schools about their founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, and the traditions of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in a modern setting. From LaSalle, the cohort includes Development Specialist Supervisor Frank Wolcott, Social Worker Justine Maier, Head Nurse…

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UOklahama discusses treatment model at LaSalle

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Paul Shawler, a trainer from the University of Oklahoma discussed trauma focused, evidence based treatment for youth with problemmatic sexual behaviors at a July 12th meeting hosted by the senior leaders from six sites from across NYS piloting this treatment model. This meeting was held to invite stakeholders from across the state in an effort to educate and expand the model to additional sites.   LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for…

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Summer field days backdrop for outside learning

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Much summer learning happens outside during intensive recreational activities. Residential and PBIS staff plan for these fun days in advance of each 18-hour field day! Designed to relieve a youth’s stress and anxiety they capitalize on strengths and promote reasoning and decision making abilities. Choice is the watchword and planning quiet, reflective activities as well as competitive action sports ensures there is something for everyone and makes it fun for youth to decide for themselves!!…

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Brother Richard’s corner receives special treatment

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Members of the Catholic Women’s Service League collaborated in a service project with LaSalle youth to plant annuals and perennials in the area surrounding the bench dedicated to Brother Richard Leo McAlice, FSC. Brother Richard passed away in August 2017, and was director of the Brothers Community at LaSalle School, at the time. The Catholic Women’s Service League is a volunteer arm of LaSalle providing celebratory activities and parties for holidays, faith formation and accomplishments….

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2018 Graduation: One for the books!

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Graduation week celebrations typically include the graduate parade through administration and school hallways with staff stepping away from their desks and work areas to applaud the accomplishments of the year’s graduates. This year was no different! At 11:00AM on June 21st, the procession took place followed by the first summer Field Day and Picnic! The next day, June 22nd, the 5:00PM graduation ceremony was held for friends and family in the Hanner Center for Excellence…

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Anne Moscinski receives AFSC honor

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On June 8th, LaSalle’s Anne Colangione Moscinski received Letters of Affiliation to the Institute of the Christian Brothers. Our partner, friend, mentor and current associate executive director for program management, Anne is one of many men and women selected for affiliation to the Christian Brothers. Those selected have followed in the Brothers footsteps working alongside and with them espousing their virtues. In her remarks accepting the honor, Anne admitted that to understand what this honor…

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Founder’s Week embraces LaSalle traditions, honors family

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ALBANY – Activities celebrating Founder’s Week, and the life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, happened as planned from Monday, May 14th through Friday, May 18th. In addition, two events important to recognizing volunteerism and youth accomplishments were rolled into the week, as well. Monday, May 14th was not only Earth Day at LaSalle Albany but the morning to recognize a long-standing contributor to LaSalle. The Hanner Center was the site of the breakfast…

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2018 ACEs Symposium phenomenal advancement, prompts more questions

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Albany – May 7th was a milestone day for the discussion of ACEs in Albany and the Capital Region!! LaSalle School hosted the fifth annual ACEs Symposium in the Empire State Plaza’s Convention Center welcoming 1,500 anxious to hear from keynoters – noted ACE advocate, author and pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, MD and documentary film maker James Redford. Dr. John Bennett, chief executive officer of the event’s major sponsor, CDPHP, welcomed the crowd. Members from…

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