Youth and Children

Summer Youth Job Applications Available 

Summer Youth Job Applications Available 

​ATTENTION BRONX YOUTH The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in entry-level jobs in […]

DEADLINE: Free Tablet for Bronx NYCHA Residents,  January 31

DEADLINE: Free Tablet for Bronx NYCHA Residents,  January 31

Free tablet for qualified Bronx NYCHA residents. Call 212 306 7039 before January 31st to register for your free tablet.

Bulletin Board: Community Board Workshop for Youth, February 1

Bulletin Board: Community Board Workshop for Youth, February 1

Young people and teens interested in community service and having a say in their community development are invited to a community board training at the Sonia Sotomayor Center, 1000 Rosedale Avenue in the Bronx on February 1, 2017 at 7 […]

Bronx Residents Honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC

Bronx Residents Honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC

THE BRONX CELEBRATES NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH WITH NATION’S FIRST MENTORING ORGANIZATION Elected officials joined the community and Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC to honor ‘Bronx Male and Female Matches of the Year’ for remarkable impact BRONX, NEW YORK, January […]

Members gave out dozens of gifts to residents of a nearby homeless shelter. Photo by David Greene

UNUSUAL SANTA SUITS

UNUSUAL SANTA SUITS — One last Christmas story Members of the FDNY’s Engine 48 and Ladder 56 took time out from their normal duties to bring the holidays to those less fortunate. The firefighter’s were spotted returning to their firehouse […]

National School Choice Week 2017 is January 22-28, 2017.

National School Choice Week 2017

  Held every January, National School Choice Week is the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. National School Choice Week 2017 is January 22-28, 2017. The goal of National School Choice Week (NSCW) is to raise public awareness of all […]

Independent Democratic Conference Releases Report on Economic Impact of Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility in New York

Independent Democratic Conference Releases Report on Economic Impact of Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility in New York

THE PRICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE: WHY RAISING THE AGE MAKES CENTS FOR NEW YORK Independent Democratic Conference Releases Report on Economic Impact of Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility in New York New York — Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Diane […]

Winter Recess Resource for Parents: Activities, Events for Kids on Growing Up NYC

Winter Recess Resource for Parents: Activities, Events for Kids on Growing Up NYC

Winter Recess Resource for Parents: Activities, Events for Kids on Growing Up NYC As you know, NYC Public Schools close for winter recess, leaving parents with the task of finding fun and constructive ways to keep kids occupied. I want […]

Toys Giveaway In The Bronx, 12/20

Toys Giveaway In The Bronx, 12/20

  Senator Ruben Diaz annual “Toys Giveaway In The Bronx” co-sponsored with City Councilman Rafael Salamanca, Jr. and Hon. Ed Cox, NY State Republican Party on December 20, 4PM at IS 216, 977 Tiffany Street, Bronx NY 10459.

Good Sports Makes $15K Donation to the Family Life Academy Charter Schools network

Good Sports Makes $15K Donation to the Family Life Academy Charter Schools network

BRONX, NY – Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) has awarded the Family Life Academy Charter Schools (FLACS) network an equipment donation valued at $15,000 as part of its partnership with Good Sports. The grant provided brand-new equipment including 50 soccer balls, […]

Photo credit: Mentoring in Medicine

NYC Mentoring In Medicine Health & Science Expo, December 17

Over 2,000 students, parents and educators with 100 health and science professionals are expected to attend on Saturday, December 17, 8AM to 3:30PM, at Frederick Douglass Academy I, 2581 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (between 148th and 150th) in Manhattan. […]

School Lunch Flunks: An Investigation Into the Dirtiest New York City Public School Cafeterias

School Lunch Flunks: An Investigation Into the Dirtiest New York City Public School Cafeterias

SCHOOL LUNCH FLUNKS: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DIRTIEST NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CAFETERIAS Independent Democratic Conference to Introduce Legislation to Create a Grading System for School Cafeterias. New York — Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Diane Savino (D-Staten Island), Jesse […]

Op-Ed: Oh Yes, Homeless Children Are Right In Your Backyard

Op-Ed: Oh Yes, Homeless Children Are Right In Your Backyard

Oh Yes, Right In Your Backyard   For the first time, there are more than 100,000 homeless students in New York City’s public and charter schools. Last year the homeless student population rose 22% from the prior school year. Whether […]

by · November 12, 2016 · Op Ed, Youth and Children
CHILD SCARE: NEW INVESTIGATIVE REPORT & UNDERCOVER VIDEO EXPOSE ONGOING DANGERS IN CHILD CARE FACILITIES

CHILD SCARE: NEW INVESTIGATIVE REPORT & UNDERCOVER VIDEO EXPOSE ONGOING DANGERS IN CHILD CARE FACILITIES

CHILD SCARE: NEW INVESTIGATIVE REPORT & UNDERCOVER VIDEO EXPOSE ONGOING DANGERS IN CHILD CARE FACILITIES Senators Jeff Klein, Tony Avella & Democratic Senate Nominee Marisol Alcantara & Advocates Urge Governor Cuomo to Immediately Sign Day Care ‘Report Card’ Bill New […]

Profile America: Teach The Children

Profile America: Teach The Children

Saturday, November 12 —  Public education in the U.S. traces its birth to very early in the Colonial era. This month in 1647, the Massachusetts Bay Colony authorities ordered that every township with 50 or more householders assign at least one […]