Post Tagged with: "after-school programs"

UpBeat NYC students practicing during a rehearsal. (Photo by Daniela Castro via Mott Haven Herald)

Youth Play an ‘UpBeat’ Tune in the South Bronx

Bronx, Education, Youth December 7, 2015 at 11:56 am

UpBeat NYC brings music lessons to young people in the South Bronx, where many schools have had to cut their music and arts programs, reports Mott Haven Herald.

How Can Mayor de Blasio Help You?

How Can Mayor de Blasio Help You?

The city’s new mayor should ramp up programs for kids, help the homeless, improve housing and transportation, and in general do a better job of looking out for lower and middle income residents, New Yorkers said.

Manny Tavárez llegó a pitcher semiprofesional, pero una lesión en un hombro, acabó con sus sueños. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominican-American Pitcher Aiming for State Senate

Dominican, Elections 2012, Politics, Sports August 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

El Diario La Prensa’s José Acosta profiles the Dominican-American Manny Tavárez, a semi-professional baseball pitcher turned candidate for the New York State Senate. With his athletic background, Tavárez is pushing for sports and education to get young people off the streets.

Students learn how to make their own decision through after school program in P.S 36 (photo by Jeff Mays)

Photo finish: City Kids Find their Inner Kings and Queens

Education, New York May 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

DNAinfo reported on an after-school chess program in Harlem with a twist — the children are the chess pieces on a giant board. The Chess Lords program offers students a competitive alternative to some of the more toxic rivalries that surround them.

Parents and children at Public School 134 demonstrate against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cuts to after school programs across the city. (Photo by Julie Shapiro/DNAinfo)

With After-School Programs Facing Cuts, Working Parents Worry

Economy, Education May 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

At protests and in conversations across New York City, parents and children expressed anger at proposed city cuts that would eliminate nearly 200 after-school programs — and the community and ethnic media were on hand to capture the outpouring.