Northside Center for Child Development
And the Library Benefit Committee

Cordially invite you to
An evening of jazz, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres
to benefit

The Jane Allen Emil Children’s Library

Monday, March 12, 2012
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Red Rooster

310 Lenox Avenue
(between 125th & 126th Streets)
















Library Benefit Committee
Robert M. Burger
Heather Butts
Irene Conlon
Thelma Dye, Ph.D.
Jennie Emil
Suzanne Emil Pleskunas

Northside Center for Child Development

For over six decades Northside Center for Child Development has been providing life-altering services for the social, emotional, and cognitive growth of children and families, serving more than 3,000 annually. Combating the potential negative effects of poverty and racism, Northside sets special-needs and typically developing children on a path for successful lives. Founded in 1946 by Drs. Mamie and Kenneth Clark, Northside builds on the visionary mission they established:  to foster the healthy development of children and families and to empower them to respond constructively to negative societal factors.

The Heart of Northside

The Jane Allen Emil Children's Library was founded over 40 years ago as a living memorial to this good friend, who served Northside Center's children with warmth and devotion.  Jane Allen Emil was a dedicated member of the remedial reading staff and served on the Board of Directors of Northside Center for Child Development.  The Library is a vital resource for children and families, offering a safe, nurturing, and educational space.  Due to the generosity of private funds from foundations, corporations, and the friends and family of Jane Allen Emil, Northside has been able to expand the Library’s collection and provide creative learning activities.  The staff and Board of Northside are sincerely grateful for the ongoing involvement of the Emil family.




Current and Past Events:

Department of Health & Human Services, Ad Council and Sesame Workshop Public Service Announcement was unveiled on 10/15/2010 by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the Northside Center for Child Development in New York City

Northside's Dr. Dye and Sonia Gonzalez-Cruz interviewed on NY1 

Recent Organizational Accomplishments



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