A Life of Sacrifice

Give Up A Seat, or A Saturday? We all come from different backgrounds and life journeys, and so true sacrifice - true giving up of life - looks diffe

September 12, 2016

Back To $chool

What Going Back To $chool Costs Decades ago, a student beginning a new year may have bought some new pencils, a pack of looseleaf, and if lucky, a ne

September 12, 2016

Hope Has A Name

What You Know vs. What You Believe Taking a ho-hum attitude toward the millions of kids from impoverished backgrounds streaming into our public schoo

September 12, 2016
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A Brave Movement

Visions of Being Brave Brave Movement founders Lenox Cedeno and Manny Dominguez met in high school and bonded as best friends over a shared love of

September 10, 2016

Word Up: A Winner

Word Up A True Community Bookstore Word Up is an oasis in Washington Heights, an area in uptown Manhattan that would otherwise be a "book desert."

August 2, 2016

Amigo, Not the “H” Word

Why Peer-to-Peer Learning Is So Important Character development is a key part of a child's growth, and in fact can influence their success in school.

August 2, 2016

Living In A “Book Desert”

Thirsty For Words Does forty-five million sound like a lot? That’s the number of words a young child will hear by the age of 4 in families headed

August 2, 2016

The Art of Learning About Others

The Art of Learning About The World Our youth, especially those in poor neighborhoods, have a right to understand and appreciate art, and participat

July 20, 2016
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The Truth About Poverty Porn

How One Story Becomes The Only Story Stereotypes about poverty abound and images, sometimes referred to as “poverty porn,” are prevalent. Intende

July 8, 2016

Red, White & Blue

Red, White & Blue by Mariela Regalado   Whichever way you cut through my veins The colors that spill will still be the same... Dom

June 28, 2016