I, Too Arts Collective

http://www.itooarts.com/

I, Too Arts Collective is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing voices from underrepresented communities in the creative arts.

In July 2016, we launched a campaign to lease the Harlem brownstone where Langston Hughes lived and created during the last twenty years of his life.

Our hope is to preserve Langston’s legacy and build on it by providing programming for emerging writers. We signed the lease in October 2016 and will run our programs out of the brownstone which is located at 20 East 127th Street. 

Storytelling Arts

http://storytellingartsinc.org/

Storytelling Arts imparts stories and storytelling to help students connect learning with life skills.  Our vision is to transform the educational environment and empower students, teachers and parents to reach their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their community.

Storytelling Arts, Inc. was founded in 1996 to bring professional storytellers together who are dedicated to bringing stories and the power of storytelling to classrooms, educators, and community organizations. Since our inception, we have had the privilege to work with over 26,000 participants all across NJ and we are proud to have had a positive impact on educators, students, parents and communities.

Professional Development for Educators

  • Professional Development throughout New Jersey
  • Each Program is customized to fit the needs of the participants
  • Professional Development Credit is Provided

SAI residencies consist of multiple classroom visits for students.

  • Programs are designed to fit any type of student or classroom.
  • Professional Storytellers offer exemplary models as they introduce students to the art of storytelling
  • All programs are uniquely designed through collaboration between SAI Storytellers and the program site

Professional Storytellers will teach Parents about the importance of storytelling in their families and help engage them in a fun and interactive way to their child’s education.

  • Helps children understand their place in the world
  • Can help children cope with a difficult situations or experiences
  • Can help your child become socially proficient
  • Is a perfect way to teach life lessons
  • Helps to strengthen the child-parent bond

 

Special Olympics New York

http://specialolympics-ny.org/

Sports

Special Olympics New York offers year-round training and competition in 22 Olympic-style sports. Training clubs can be found in schools, service agencies and community recreation centers throughout the state.

Success in sports leads to success in life. Athletes build athletic skills and character traits that help them both on and off the field. Special Olympics offers athletes the opportunity to showcase their talents and to change the negatives stereotypes and misconceptions about people with intellectual abilities.

Competition

Special Olympics New York athletes participate in more than 200 competitions at local, regional, super regional, state, national and world levels. Competitions provide athletes with meaningful opportunities to test their sports skills and measure progress. They also provide an environment in which athletes are challenged and their achievements celebrated.Individuals with profound disabilities may participate in the Special Olympics Motor Activities Training Program (MATP), which emphasizes training and participation rather than competition.

Healthy Communities

Healthy Athletes Header Special Olympics Builds Healthy and Inclusive Communities.  We continuously work to strengthen the training and competitive experience of each Special Olympics athlete by promoting inclusive and healthy communities that create an environment of dignity and support the athlete’s health, fitness, and quality of life.  We believe people with intellectual disabilities deserve full access to quality healthcare.  We are creating a culture of inclusion and acceptance that will dramatically impact the health of our athletes and others intellectual disabilities.

 

The Fiver Children's Foundation

http://www.fiver.org/

The Fiver Children's Foundation is a comprehensive youth development organization that makes a 10-year commitment to children from underserved communities throughout New York City and central New York. Through character-building summer and year-round out-of-school time programs, Fiver empowers children to make ethical and healthy decisions, to become engaged citizens, and to succeed in school, careers, and life.

Fiver takes its name from Richard Adam’s celebrated work of fiction Watership Down. The novel focuses on the survival, leadership, and courage of a group of rabbits, led by the visionary rabbit Fiver, who set out to find a better way of life. Inspired by this story, Founder and Chairman of the Board Tom Tucker established the Foundation in 1998 to benefit children from economically disadvantaged circumstances. What began as a summer camp has evolved into a comprehensive, year-round youth development organization.

To each participant, Fiver pledges 10 years of comprehensive, developmentally appropriate programs and support. Children begin the program at age 8 and graduate at age 18, upon high school graduation.  Fiver aims to serve all of the children within a family and also provides a network of support for parents. Our programs are experiential, inquiry-based, youth-driven and free of charge to participants.

 

Code Now

https://www.codenow.org/

CodeNow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit teaching high school students how to solve meaningful problems through coding. Our program has four levels to introduce you to web design, coding, and how to come up with your own app ideas.  Over six years, we've helped more than 2,000 students learn to code.  Learn the technology skills you need to make apps, do well in college, and get internships

Solving meaningful problems
We believe having the motivation to build something you care about is the best way to learn. Joining CodeNow means you'll develop an interest in making the world a better place through technology, design and business.

Passion and persistence
This is our primary acceptance criteria for CodeNow. You need to be driven by a problem you want to solve or an idea you want to make real, but also have the tenacity to persist when times get tough.

Diverse collaboration
CodeNow is comprised of high schoolers who come from a variety of backgrounds, neighborhoods, and socioeconomic statuses. Our diversity and emphasis on working with others is what makes our program special.

Learning enough to take a step
Practical, applicable, hands-on learning is at the core of our teaching philosophy. You won’t find any fluff in our programs, we’ll teach you what's necessary to take the next step towards making your idea real.

Christo Rey Booklyn High School

http://www.cristoreybrooklyn.org/

Cristo Rey Brooklyn is a Catholic high school that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service.  By offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study experience, and the support of an inclusive school community, we prepare our students to succeed in college and beyond with values essential to a fulfilling life.

A critical component of the Cristo Rey Brooklyn experience is our Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP), an innovative educational and financial model that allows students to receive a private, college preparatory education while getting invaluable work experience.

Students work one day per week in entry-level positions at an assigned company. Five students work on a team to fill one full-time job; each student has an assigned day on which he or she works. Academic classes are scheduled to ensure students never miss class.

Our work study program enables students to earn up to 50% or more of the cost of their education and the program is separately incorporated, effectively functioning as an employment agency alongside Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School. This experience is an essential part of our students’ education and growth. It enables students to directly contribute to the cost of their education while exposing them to the world of work; learning firsthand the values of hard work, responsibility, and ambition.