Did you have a lot of direction when you were growing up about financial responsibility? Financial literacy is something that is often left out of a young person’s educational journey, but it’s very important! Thanks to PNC and State Farm, The Cabbage Patch is able to provide this much-needed program.
Andrew* started out at the Cabbage Patch as a Teen... Read More
Each spring, Cabbage Patch staff members take a group of children to Central Park to spruce up the landscaping. The other volunteers refer to The Cabbage Patch kids at the “Garden Ninjas.” They replant pansies, mulch and pull weeds. It would be a big job got just one or two volunteers, but because they all work together, they make quick work of beautifying... Read More
“I didn’t know there was this much water in the world!” shouted Harper* as she gazed out over Niagara Falls. Harper was part of a group of six Cabbage Patch members who went on a trip to Canada as part of our Global Civic Engagement program. The Patch has long been expanding the horizons of at-risk youth with travel camps, and the trip to Ottawa further... Read More
Grit is defined by Merriam-Webster as “firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger.” Recently, we spoke with our client, Samantha* and realized that she is a very “gritty” person.
Samantha graduated with her associate’s degree in paralegal studies in the spring of 2017. Since then, she has been working very... Read More
Once a month, families gather for a Patch Parents meeting, where they share a meal and receive information and resources that help improve their quality of life. At one such meeting, tables surrounding the room were covered with books. Having collected excess book donations for several months, the Educational Opportunities staff members were able to share with... Read More
When is the last time you danced in front of someone? This question might make you laugh. You might say “No one wants to see that!” But where is this reaction coming from? You might think you are not good enough. You might be comparing yourself to better dancers and thinking you have nothing to offer in terms of creativity or technique.
But... Read More
At The Cabbage Patch, we focus on rewarding good behavior so that children develop into role models and contribute to our supportive community. Community partners help us change lives when they donate incentives that help us encourage active participation and cooperation. It’s not all just “fun and games!” Structured program participation is a key goal... Read More
It is such a thrill to see our Cabbage Patch scholars graduate college! Many of them have been part of The Cabbage Patch for years, and it’s been our honor to see their accomplishments, both big and small, that have led them on a path to success. All graduates are pictured with Mayghin Levine, Manager of Educational Opportunities, who provides ongoing support... Read More
This Derby season, don’t forget to plan something for the kids! We've been working on lots of projects at The Patch that you can do at home.
What you need: Plastic or paper bowls, pie tins, newspaper, paint, glue, tape and embellishments like sequins, feathers, etc.
Cover the bowl or pie tin with glue and smooth newspaper over it. Use several... Read More