NAC in the News

NAC has often been covered by various news outlets for the work we do with the incredible children and families we serve. Please see below for a full list of articles and our video archive.

NY Times Neediest Cases

Challenged by Bullies but Channeling the Anger

The New York Times
November 16, 2015

Julio Mattos, 15, trains at World Class Boxing Gym in the Bronx, where he has found a positive outlet for his anger over being bullied at school.

A Dancer Is Driven to Succeed After a Homeless Childhood

The New York Times
November 9, 2015

For Sonya Ortiz, being a soloist in Martha Graham’s dance company for teenagers and dancing at Radio City Music Hall for the Garden of Dreams Foundation were milestones, but her greatest achievement was getting into college. Ms. Ortiz has been homeless since she was 3.

A Son's Illness and a Mother's Aspirations

The New York Times
November 3, 2015

Five pills in the morning. Five pills at night. And 15 pills in the afternoon. That is the daily routine for Shiniqua Scott, 27, in caring for her oldest son, who is severely ill. Ms. Scott is a single mother of two boys, Jolae Smith-Daye, 5, and David Smith-Daye, 8, and lives with her four siblings and her mother in an apartment in the Bronx.

A Father and Daughter Press On With Broken Hearts

The New York Times
January 1, 2013

A Parent’s Determination and an Unbreakable Bond

The New York Times
November 19, 2011

The New York Times Neediest Cases: In the Bronx, Getting Back All 40 Winks

The New York Times
November 7, 2009

The New York Times Neediest Cases: An Attempt to Avoid a Shelter Has a Happy Ending

The New York Times
January 30, 2009

The New York Times Neediest Cases: A Difficult Life Made Harder by a Bug Infestation

The New York Times
December 4, 2008

The New York Times Neediest Cases: Camp Offers a Young Boy Peace, Inside and Out

The New York Times
November 30, 2008

The New York Times Neediest Cases: What Money Can Buy: Help With Achieving a Self-Sufficient Life

The New York Times
Feburary 3, 2008

The New York Times Neediest Cases: A Better Life Here, Yes, but Not Without Worries

The New York Times
January 10, 2008

The New York Times Neediest Cases: Tough, Rewarding Days Caring for Four Children

The New York Times
December 11, 2007

The New York Times Neediest Cases: An Illness Brings Hardship; a Diagnosis, Relief

The New York Times
November 24, 2007

The New York Times Neediest Cases: Hopes Diminish, but She Still Pursues an American Dream

The New York Times
November 15, 2007

The New York Times Neediest Cases: In Fighting Disorder, Family Stays Vigilant

The New York Times
January 27, 2007

The New York Times Neediest Cases: A Family of Nine, Buffeted by an Injury, Remains Intact

The New York Times
January 18, 2007

The New York Times Neediest Cases: For Girl, 3, Every Move Poses Risk of Injury

The New York Times

January 5, 2007

The New York Times Neediest Cases: After String of Crises, a Family Finds Some Security

The New York Times
January 4, 2007

The New York Times Neediest Cases: Child's Disease Strains the Finances of a Canarsie Family

The New York Times
December 31, 2006

The New York Times Neediest Cases: Families Facing Extra Hurdles Find Reasons to Celebrate

The New York Times
December 24, 2006

The New York Times Neediest Cases: Health Woes Challenge a Family's Stability

The New York Times
December 22, 2006

Other Articles

Special Needs Children Enjoy Sporting Event at Chelsea Piers

NY 1
June 16, 2013

NAC Olympics NY1

Special Needs Children Get A Chance To Be Movie Makers

NY 1
June 11, 2013
NY1 Video

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Vimeo video

Child Filmmakers Screen Movies, Get Honors

CBS NY
June 9, 2013

CBS

Parent Advocates Aid Families of Medically Fragile Children

Parent Advocate

Blueprint, United Hospital Fund
Spring, 2013

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NAC's Goldsmith Honored with Foster Care Leadership Award

New York Nonprofit Press
May 19, 2010

Four Inducted into Columbia School of Social Work Hall of Fame

New York Nonprofit Press
April 22, 2009

New Alternatives for Children Honored by U.S. Department of HHS

New York Nonprofit Press E-Newsletter
October 16, 2008

Finding Help for Children With Illness

The New York Times
December 25, 2006

NYNP Agency of the Month: New Alternatives for Children, A Special Agency for Special Needs

New York Nonprofit Press
August, 2005

Video Archives

CBS 2 News Covers the 2010 NAC Kids Olympics: 6-19-10

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New York 1 News at 11, "Going for the Gold" 6-21-08

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CBS 2 News, "NAC Kids Olympics" Air Dare: 6-21-08

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Good Morning America

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Pet Partners "Pet Therapy"

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