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...Read More »
Tag Archives: Education
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...
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...Read More »
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.Read More »
Open Wide: It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month YUM: Es el Mes Nacional de la Salud Dental Infantil
Candidates convene for historic uptown forum
Los candidatos convocan a foro histórico en el norte de la ciudad
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...Read More »
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?...
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,”...
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...
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...
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...
Inspired by the world renowned El Sistema music program and led by Abreu Fellow' 11 David Gracia...Read More »
With reports of young suicides linked to bullying on the rise and recent New York legislation obligating schools to investigate cyberbullying...Read More »
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...Read More »
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.Read More »
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..Read More »
New York City Councilmember Robert Jackson will receive the United Teachers Federation’s (UFT) most prestigious award...Read More »
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...Read More »