Tag Archives: Education

Community News 03-06-13

Moving into its third year of existence here in New York City, CATCH Healthy Habits paired teams of volunteers age 50 and over, with kids in grades K-5 to teach them fun and constructive ways to be active and healthy. This March, after serving communities in The Bronx, the inter-generational program will...

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MT – Community 02.27.13

Registration for the Inwood Little League, the oldest in the city, is open for its last week of registration. All are invited to visit at the League’s...
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Where Are We Going?
Hacia dónde vamos?

In celebrating Dominican heritage, things can get academic. "Where Are We Going?: The State of Dominican-Americans," a series of panel discussions were held this past Sat., Feb. 23rd, as sponsored by EmblemHealth and co-hosted by Councilmember Robert Jackson...
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After fraud, finding freedom
Después del fraude, encontrar la libertad

Son tan sólo cinco horas de vuelo directo desde Miami a la capital de Honduras, y el sitio en donde se encuentra su principal aeropuerto internacional, Tegucigalpa...
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A view to behold, now to change?
Una vista para contemplarse destinada al cambio

El industrial John D. Rockefeller podría haber sabido cuan preciado era el petróleo, pero también estaba bien conciente del valor de una buena vista: no tiene precio...
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Tolstoy, ESOL, and Wii
Tolstoy, ESOL y Wii

Want to play video games, paint a masterpiece, find a job, and learn English? For free? Yes, there is such a place, and closer than you might think...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 2-18 to 2-23

Did you know that an 8th grader from Washington Heights was recently given a remarkable honor? After receiving nearly 8,000 essays from 7th through 12th graders across the country, Rand McNally has announced the ten finalists in its “Dear Mr. President” short essay contest. Washington Heights...

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Get Your Child Test-Ready
Prepare a su hijo para los exámenes

If your child is in grades 3–8, chances are they’re prepping for the State English Language Arts (ELA) and State Mathematics Tests in school.
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Identifying and Defining the Right Language Program

Like all mindful parents, immigrants placing children in schools worry about preparing their children to be successful in school. Sometimes, they can be less than truthful to school staff about the language spoken at home because they fear that their children will be discriminated against, and not given an equal education.

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Looking good, for a good cause
Verse bien por una buena causa

Seguro, el centro de la ciudad puede atraer a los amantes de la moda cada mes de febrero, con nombres en negrita y besos en el aire, pero el Alto Manhattan tiene su propio estilo para celebrar.
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Open Wide: It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month
YUM: Es el Mes Nacional de la Salud Dental Infantil

Believe it or not, your child’s dental health is just as important as the annual physical, the haircut appointments, and the seasonal shopping ...
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Candidates convene for historic uptown forum

Los candidatos convocan a foro histórico en el norte de la ciudad

Residents packed into the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center this past Thurs., Jan. 31st were not there for an art exhibit or new play.
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Harsh winters create hardships for seniors

Winter, which has come on strong in the last week, is tough on everyone. It puts the cold shoulder on our outside activities, chills our bones, and dampens on our spirits. As tough as it is for all of us, the harsh winter weather is particularly tough and can at times become dangerous for seniors. “Winter can force many older people to become virtual prisoners...

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100 and growing: Celebrating Latina scholarship

100 y creciendo: Celebrando las becas Latinas

Por los pasados once años, el Instituto de Liderazgo de Jóvenes Latinas, una sucursal de ‘100 Hispanic Women,’ o100 Mujeres Hispanas, ha dado 75 becas de cuatro años a estudiantes latinas...
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Tax Season Readiness
Preparación de Impuestos

Justo ahora llega la temporada que muchas familias jóvenes esperan ansiosamente – de alguna manera. Si, la temporada de impuestos. Cuando yo era más joven, tenía planes para el esperado ...
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“Rough and magical”
“Áspero y mágico”

When one of the world’s most prestigious awards was bestowed upon her, Quiara Alegría Hudes was among the last to know. The playwright and educator...
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Celebrating History with Our Kids
Celebrando la historia con nuestros hijos

Ha preguntado a sus hijos qué lecciones de historia han aprendido últimamente? Si el currículo de su hijo se parece al mío, están ocupados con...
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Calling for immigration reform ahora
Llamando a la reforma migratoria ahora

Undocumented workers and students, immigrant families and children, community advocates, and elected officials came together...
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A new center of care stakes its claim

Un nuevo centro de cuidado establece raíces

Algo está sucediendo. La semana pasada, un transeúnte por la calle 125 habrá notado algo nuevo en la famosa avenida. El alegre y amistoso interior atrae. Entre del frío, y se le ofrecerá café o té caliente. Hambriento?...
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Ramadan launches Council campaign
Ramadan lanza campaña para Concejal

“Nadie más tiene el resume que tengo yo”. Con esas palabras, Zead Ramadan anunció su candidatura para concejal de la ciudad de Nueva York en el 2013.
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A family all the way, by any name
De todos modos una familia, con cualquier nombre

La Ciudad de Nueva York es el hogar para todo tipo de familias. Tahique Foster es una de las madres solteras en la ciudad. No obstante...
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Latin Roots shines light on leaders
‘Latin Roots’ destaca a líderes

The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center was a constellation of Northern Manhattan’s shining stars this past Wed., Nov. 8. Four local leaders were honored by Community Works at the launch of its photographic exhibit “Latin Roots: Washington Heights/Inwood,”...
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UC Recap Nov 26- Dec 1

The holidays are upon us and while many of us are busy either celebrating, preparing to celebrate or buying gifts for loved ones, there are many in our neighborhood that could use a little Christmas cheer. Enter Operation Toys For Cocktails: From now until midnight on...

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Family Caregivers: You’re not alone

Cuidadores familiares: no están solos

Most family caregivers feel isolated. Extensive resources are available, but most are unaware of this help. Confident they’re facing their challenge alone...
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Grieving a Child
Llorando por un niño/a

Although there’s a lot of here and now to be grateful for, we can’t forget those many wonderful individuals no longer with us, especially if the one that's been lost is a child or an adolescent...
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A Room of his own
Su propia habitación

John Elmo’s novel, Room for Enjoyment, isn’t exactly autobiographical. But like the main character, Inwood resident Elmo was a top interior designer for more than 50 years...
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How to handle report card issues
Revisando las calificaciones

It is report card time. Soon, every student in New York City from Kindergarten to 12th grade will have received a report card showing how they have done in the first trimester...
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Focused on more than fitness
Más alla del Buen Físico

While it is a more common sight to see Goldin Martínez encouraging youths to do crunches, push-ups and obstacles courses, the new challenge...
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UC Recap: November 19 – November 24

We started the week with the sweet news that Uptown’s own Carrot Top Pastries was voted #1 for Carrot Cake in all of New York City by the NY Daily News. The Uptown Hip-Hop movement is really beginning to make some noise...

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At Claudio’s: A master of the trade
En Claudio’s: Un maestro del oficio

Temprano en la tarde, la Barbería Claudio era un tranquilo refugio del bullicio de la calle. Este pasado miércoles, 14 de noviembre, no había televisión, radio y hasta recientemente, ni teléfonos. Solo la luz de otoño filtrándose...
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Grateful Young Moms
Agradecidas madres jóvenes

Family, career, our Boston Terrier, and friends - these are just a few of the things I’m grateful for this year. These are they very things that undoubtedly bring me joy, year-round and always. However, one very important piece of my puzzle is—believe it or not—our community...
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Easy-Peasy Parent-Teacher Conferences

Fáciles Conferencias entre Padres y Maestros

Las conferencias de padres y maestros muy a menudo pueden sentirse como el último enfrentamiento: la maestra de su hijo y usted. Es como ir a su primera cita, y luego de eso, soportar la agonía y la incertidumbre de custodia. Sin embargo, no siempre tiene que ser una situación rápida, conocer y saludar...
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A walk in white demands end to violence

Caminata en blanco demanda fin a la violencia

On Wednesday, the streets went white. Hundreds of women in white wedding and formal dresses gathered together to march through Washington Heights.
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Community News 08.01.12

Inspired by the world renowned El Sistema music program and led by Abreu Fellow' 11 David Gracia...

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A sweet deal in Sugar Hill
Un dulce acuerdo en Sugar Hill

El vecindario de Sugar Hill de Manhattan norte acaba de tornarse más dulce. Este pasado jueves 19, líderes ...
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Community News 07.25.12
Noticias Comunales 07.25.12

The West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is seeking new members for its Board of Directors. This non-profit...
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Wurzweiler School of Social Work hosts advance screening of “Bullycam”

With reports of young suicides linked to bullying on the rise and recent New York legislation obligating schools to investigate cyberbullying...

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GET OUT and ABOUT

Naja is an Egyptian -style belly dance performer and instructor who brings the spirit of the Middle East to New York City and beyond through the...

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Neighborhood Awards celebrate best in the Heights

On Tues., July 10th, the 2012 Neighborhood Achievement Awards were presented by Deputy Mayor Robert K. Steel and Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh at Gracie Mansion.

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Christmas in July for Cornerstone
Navidad en Julio para Cornerstone

It was Christmas in July for the Dyckman Cornerstone Community Center this past Mon., July 16th. The community center, located at 3782 Tenth Avenue, received 20 Dell desktop computers for use by...
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WORD-UP EVENTS

Andrew Geddis, guitarrista clásico y fundador de Musica Elysii, Inc., presentará una lectura dramatizada de su primer cuento...
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Community News 06.27.12

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, in partnership with The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center...
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Community 06.20.12

Touro College of Pharmacy Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program(Programa de Ciencia y Tecnología...
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¡Que Viva Broadway!
Que Viva Broadway!

Para aquellos cuyo concepto de ir al teatro significa decidir solo entre palomitas de maíz o dulces, los organizadores de...
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Theater, but no show, at the United Palace Theater
En el ‘United Palace’ : Teatro sin Espectáculo

The United Palace Cathedral was packed this past Tuesday afternoon. Standing ovations? Check. Musical performances? Check...
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PS 48M hosts school fundraiser

This coming Sat., June 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., the Parents’ Association of PS 48 will host a flea market/fundraiser..

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Councilmember Jackson honored with UFT’s highest award

New York City Councilmember Robert Jackson will receive the United Teachers Federation’s (UFT) most prestigious award...

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Recognizing Possibility: ACDP hosts first Teen Expo

After reading the 2010 Community Service Society report 2010 on trends amongst New York City Latino youths in Education, Work and Income, Soledad Hiciano, Executive Director of the...

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