The new dean of students at Hyde Leadership Charter School has a history of staring down tough challenges in Hunts Point.
At 17, Francois Blood received a wake-up call when he was sentenced to 10 to 20 years behind bars. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Blood moved to New York in 1998 and had been in the city for less than two months when he was swept up on charges of armed [...]
Isaac Rivera, 44, learned about the Green Career Center, a workforce development program run by the Osborne Association, while serving time for a drug charge at Rikers Island. When he was transferred to an alternative-to-incarceration facility where inmates are free to leave the premises during the day, as long as [...]
By Stuart M. White email@example.com The New York City Housing Authority has reneged on a decade-old commitment to put job-hungry tenants to work making the buildings they live in cleaner and healthier, according to housing advocates. Advocacy groups in the South Bronx are trying to change that.
Listen to the podcast Four years-ago, Mott Haven resident Pablo Negron, 24, was jailed for assault. When he was released, he settled for one of the few jobs that would employ someone with a criminal record, a minimum wage job as a maintenance worker. He wanted to change his life, [...]
By Stephanie Rabins firstname.lastname@example.org When Torrey Hopkins got out of jail in 1999, it was easy for him to find a job. Hopkins, who had done time for a non-violent offense he committed as a teenager, had done well in high school and had good references that landed him a [...]
In a letter to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, Community Board 2 has called on the Department of Education to approve plans for Hunts Point High School for Sustainable Community Initiatives, a school to prepare students for green jobs. The school “is capable of changing the landscape and mindset of the [...]