Educators who work with homeless, trafficked, or exploited youth face daily challenges that extend far beyond the classroom.
The Global Poverty Project plans to end extreme poverty by 2030 with the help of politically active citizens worldwide.
French parents want to expand the French-Language dual language program in public schools in the New York City. With help and lobbying efforts from the French Embassy, non-profit educational organizations and parents who wish to send their children to learn French at public schools, the number of schools offering the program has increased steadily. And the program may soon extend to Chelsea.
Smoke-free housing efforts by the Manhattan Smoke-Free Partnership target low-income developments like the Robert Fulton Houses, where there are higher rates of asthma, but, change in these neighborhoods may come slowly.
Pictures and numbers: Midtown West in transition.
Jehovany Diaz, 50, hopes that Election Day brings New Yorkers out of their homes in large quantities. Diaz isn’t running for office today nor is he politically motivated; he’s the store manager at Ninth Avenue Wine in Hell’s Kitchen. Outside his store Diaz proudly displays a sign stating, “Come in and elect your wine on […]
After 9/11, myriad New Yorkers asked the American Folk Art Museum to display patriotic crafts and projects that they had made to commemorate and mourn those who died in the attacks. One project, the 9/11 Tribute Quilt,⎯had such an amazing story behind it that it actually made the cut. The quilt is still on display today in the museum’s lobby, and its story requires new attention in light of the tenth anniversary of 9/11.