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Books Balls and Blocks Free Childhood Screening Event

Free Screening and Resources to Help Young Children Thrive

TALLAHASSEE, FL – On Friday, June 28, the Children’s Services Council of Leon County (CSC Leon) will host its second “Books, Balls & Blocks” Early Childhood Developmental Screening at its office. Families are invited to come and “play” between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. This interactive parent-child event is fun and entertaining, in addition to…
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Summer Camps for Youth; carton children skipping

CSC Leon Expands Access to Summer Camps for Hundreds of Families Across Tallahassee

On March 7, the Children’s Services Council of Leon County (CSC Leon) approved $1.7M in funding to serve more than 900 children in 11 different programs all summer long. Then, on April 18, CSC Leon authorized funding for summer camp scholarships to an additional seven programs that almost exclusively serve children and youth with unique…
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CSC Leon Intent to Award Summer 2024

Intent to Award Summer Enrichment Programs for 2024 Released

March 13, 2024: On Thursday, March 7, the Children’s Services Council of Leon County (CSC Leon) approved the intent to fund 11 applications received as part of its funding cycle for Summer Enrichment 2024. This funding is designed to expand the capacity of programs to better meet needs of children, youth, and families in Leon County during the summer of…
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Intent to Award Sips Round 3 (CSC Leon Tree Logo)

Five More Small Nonprofits Selected for Funding, bringing total to 25 SIPS Recipients

On Thursday, March 7, the Children’s Services Council of Leon County (CSC Leon) approved the intent to fund five applications from its third round of the “Small Investments for Program Success” (SIPS) Initiative. The objective of this one-time, short-term funding is to allow small, nonprofits access to funding outside of the more robust priority funding cycles to…
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Summer Youth Expo; carton children skipping


More than 900 children will receive free summer camp from at least 11 different programs On Saturday, March 23, we will host the second annual Summer Youth Expo on the grounds of FAMU Developmental Research School, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This family-friendly event is designed to be a “one-stop shop” showcase to connect…
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Family Listening Sessions for Early Supports

Five Listening Sessions, One Giant Topic Parents and Providers Weigh In On Early Supports During the month of February, the CSC Leon team hosted multiple family listening sessions. Our goal was to determine what kindergarten readiness means to families and what supports are necessary to ensure early childhood success. Between the five different sessions we…
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UPDATE: CSC Leon issues contract for Family Resource Center Management ITN

February 20, 2024: We are getting ready to embark on a new way of service delivery in Leon County. Using national, evidence-based standards to guide our steps toward improving outcomes for children and families, we will create a system of neighborhood based Family Resource Centers. We look forward to leveraging the community partnership school experience…
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CSC Leon Local Funding Opportunity

SIPS Round 3 Now Open

The third round of the Children’s Services Council of Leon County (CSC Leon) “Small Investment for Program Success” (SIPS) funding is now open. The goal of this opportunity is to allow smaller community partners to receive investments outside of established priority funding cycles. If approved, an organization may be awarded up to $15,000 in funding…
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CSC Leon Intent to Award: SIPS, Round 2 (decorative logo)

Ten More Small Nonprofits Selected for Funding in Second Round of SIPS

CSC Leon hosted its last regular council meeting of the year on December 21. The agenda was packed with action items including the approval of a summer internship program, selection of a Family Resource Center Management partner, and a presentation by Mr. Shington Lamy from Leon County regarding a proposal to realign priorities for the…
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CSC Leon hosted first ‘Family Book Fair’ to promote early literacy for the Holidays

The Council, along with various community partners, provided free resources and age-appropriate materials to foster reading skills development during the coming winter break. TALLAHASSEE, FL – On Monday, December 11, the Children’s Services Council of Leon County (CSC Leon) hosted its first-ever Family Book Fair. More than 50 children and their families participated in the…
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