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HPAC’s Back-to-School Fair introduces two community-based projects

HPAC’s Executive Director Jill Roche accepts a check from Councilmember Rafael Salamanca for the organization’s career readiness programs at last month’s Back-to-School Fair.

Two new community-based projects were introduced at the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s ninth annual Back-to-School Fair: Hunts Point Habla, where residents can weigh in on issues that concern them, and a Career Readiness Program for teens at HPAC. Hunts Point Habla, or Hunts Point Speaks, was launched by the […]

Education

Young activists learn the art of advocacy

Young

A group of ambitious young students closed out their productive summer on a high note at The Point CDC on Aug. 11, with a performance that included music and circus tricks for the community.

Education

Town Hall warns of dangers of underage drinking

A speaker at Entrada Academy

A panel of substance abuse professionals and law enforcement officers presented cautionary tales warning about the dangers of drugs and alcohol to preteens at a June 22 public discussion in Longwood. More than 200 students attended the Town Hall style event at the Entrada Academy Middle School at 977 Fox […]

Education

P.S. 48 principal retiring after 31 years

Roxanne Cardona

Under principal Roxanne Cardona, P.S. 48 has become a kind of sanctuary for students and parents dealing with issues like domestic abuse and evictions from their homes. She is retiring after 31 years at the school.

Education

Founding principal leaves behind vision for Girls Prep

Principal Josie Carbone of Girls Prep

Josie Carbone, who became principal at Girls Prep on Kelly St. in 2009, is featured in a new book that profiles several school leaders who have built exemplary schools in underserved NYC communities. She’ll be leaving the day-to-day operations at Girls Prep to replicate her programs here at other locations.

Education

Bronx schools debate resource sharing

Bronx Charter School for the Arts

Public and charter school administrators came together with education advocates for a panel discussion at Hostos Community College, to exchange views about ways of easing tensions over scarce resources.

Education

St. Ignatius girls receive a special visitor

Panamanian ambassador to the UN, Flores, seated alongside teacher , takes questions from

Fourteen seventh-grade female students got a jolt of girl power when the Panamanian ambassador to the United Nations, Laura Flores, stopped by St. Ignatius Middle School school for a special visit.

Culture / Education

The Point: Urban Word NYC

The Point: Urban Word NYC

The themes of self-empowerment, racism and family were the threads that ran through many of the poems in the semi-final round of the 18Annual Grand Slam Poetry Contest held at The Point last month. Urban Word NYC, a citywide literary arts organization for students, hosts the event every year at […]

Art / Culture / Education

New library opens at Bronx Documentary Center

Michael Kamber, Co-Founder of the Bronx Documentary Center.

The Bronx Documentary Center has opened a photography library to celebrate the legacy of the late Tim Hetherington, a British photographer and award-winning filmmaker who was tragically killed covering the front lines of the war in Libya at the age of 40.