Mi-sook Hyhun, right, NYC Mental Health First Aid instructor and executive secretary of the Esther Ha foundation, speaks during the mental health forum at Columbia University on Feb. 7. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Mental Health Forum Held for Korean Students

East Asian, Education, Health, New York February 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

A mental health forum encouraged Korean university students to speak up when they suffer from depression and seek help, Korea Daily reports.

Cover of Work Songs

Brooklyn School Hosts Black History Month Music Fest

Black, Brooklyn, Education February 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm

P.S. 130 in Kensington will hold a music festival to commemorate Black History Month, reports BKLYNER.

“Hamilton” actor Brandon Victor Dixon speaks to students at Bronx Community Charter School on Inauguration Day.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

‘Hamilton’ Star Speaks Out Against Bias in Bronx School

Bronx, Education January 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm

“Hamilton” star Brandon Victor Dixon took his message of tolerance to children at a school in the Bronx, Norwood News reports.

School’s out at the Lola Rodríguez de Tió School. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx School Closures Cause Anguish Among Parents

Bronx, Education January 12, 2017 at 2:52 pm

The planned closure of three Bronx schools, among a total of six schools the DOE will close due to poor academic performance, causes worry among the mostly Hispanic parents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The planned New York Wheel on Staten Island. (Courtesy of design firm Perkins Eastman)

2017: A Year of Challenges for New Yorkers

Another election, new urban projects, and social, immigration and housing battles – El Diario La Prensa offers a list of challenges and goals for New York City in 2017.

Lorene Hourcade (Photo via French Morning)

Website Connects New Yorkers With French-Speaking Tutors

Education, New York, Western European January 3, 2017 at 1:08 pm

A new initiative, MyTutorSpeaksFrench, connects students with French-speaking tutors for an array of subjects, reports French Morning.

Advocates rally at Department of Education headquarters (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Protecting NYC Students from Bias

Black, Education, Immigration, Latino, Muslim, Youth December 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Protesters at the NYC Department of Education headquarters said the department should do a better job of ensuring that schools are a sanctuary from “the Trump effect” for immigrant students, students of color and LGBT students, Amsterdam News reports.

At the Middle School of Art and Philosophy in Flatbush, Rodrigo Rangel helps a student with homework after school. (Photos by Alejandra O'Connell for Voices of NY)

Making and Teaching Art in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks, Youth December 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Artist Rodrigo Rangel makes art and teaches art to 12-14 year olds.

Students at Junior High School 189 in Flushing sampling Korean food at lunchtime. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Cuisine Comes to Flushing School

East Asian, Education, Food December 9, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Kimchi came to a Flushing junior high school as part of a program to bring Korean cuisine to schools in Queens with large numbers of Korean students, reports Korea Daily.

Student Martita Abril is $20,000 in debt. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

State Assembly Analyzes Student Debt Crisis

Education, New York December 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm

As college graduates are anxious about student loan debt, the New York State Assembly began holding hearings to find ways to promote initiatives to help them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Harold Quito, 22, spoke about how he was able to earn an electrical worker certification while he served his sentence. (Photo via El Diario)

At Rikers Island, Studying Is Possible Too

Education, New York December 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

Thanks to a DOE program to help students serving jail time to finish their studies or learn a trade, hundreds of young Rikers Island inmates finish their secondary education every year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Red Bank Charter School (Screenshot via Google Maps)

Latinos Denounce NJ Charter School Citing Racial Segregation  

Education, Latino, Metro Area November 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm

The Latino Coalition organization, alongside the Fair Schools Red Bank parents group, has filed a complaint against the Red Bank Charter School accusing it of promoting racial segregation, Reporte Hispano reports.

Melisa Boutin (Photo by Julius Motal)

Helping Caribbean Millennials Ease Debt Burdens

Business, Caribbean, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks, Youth November 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm

St. Kitts and Nevis native Melisa Boutin shouldered a lot of student debt to get her civil engineering degree. After learning how to sort through the morass of information and finally shed debt, she’s decided to offer her knowledge to help fellow millennials understand and pay off student loans.

Edgar Núñez-Aguero, 20, from the Dominican Republic, studies business and liberal arts. Cindy Flores, 22, from Honduras, studies political science. Hispanic youths under the care of ACS study at a joint program with Queens College. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

More Foster Care Youths on the Road to College

Education, Latino, Youth November 23, 2016 at 1:17 pm

The Administration of Children’s Services, in association with CUNY and other institutions, has made it possible for more students under its care to obtain higher education, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On Nov. 17, dozens of Korean students at Columbia University in Upper Manhattan, New York City, demand the immediate resignation of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Students in NYC Urge Korean President to Resign

East Asian, Education, Manhattan November 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm

Korean students, and young Korean Americans with strong ties to Korea, have been protesting at universities in the U.S. against the government of President Park Geun-Hye because of a scandal that has enveloped the presidency.