Children's Aid will be expanding its reach and implementing best practices codified over many years when it opens its first community charter school in the Morrisania section of the South Bronx in August 2012.
This is a big step for me. For too long, except here on the HuffPost, I have lived in the world of anonymity, or better yet, using a pseudonym. I feel...
It was in that moment of "speaking" with this Chinese teacher that I realized why I was brought to China...
Suzi, who looks like a runway model, was born in Hawaii right before it became a state in 1960; Jeff was raised in Kansas City, Mo. It was fate that brought them together and sent them to New York City.
It was 1 p.m. on a Saturday in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. Six friends gathered at an outdoor bar near Battery Park. Our goal for that day was simple: have a drink each borough of the city.
The poverty of inner-city schools is one of those issues about which everyone has an opinion, but I've found that most people are hard-pressed to describe what this looks like on a day-to-day basis.
The weeds, the vines, they are the only things alive in this half-acre tombstone. James Sheehan has been trying to kill them off for decades, but they keep coming back.
Kaman Fong, along with other gardeners, is working on a waste-to-energy project she conceived that is designed to turn compost into low-cost and clean, sustainable energy.
It's summertime and the street art is easy. With the assistance of French street artist JR and his project "Inside Out," it's been easier than ever th...
Adamantly, we need lessened public budgets, but why are kids being sent down the plank first and almost alone?
by H. Jack Martin, Assistant Director for Public Programs/Lifelong Learning for Children, Teens and Families, The New York Public Library Who's dea...
This year's rehearsal process served up an especially overwhelming array of challenges and behind-the-scenes mayhem, all intensified by the parallel unfolding of my second pregnancy.
I toured Team Rahm Digital's offices this week and caught a glimpse of the hustle and bustle as they start building a strategy that can maximize the tremendous opportunity to engage this amazing city.
While our performance of "Guys and Dolls" may not win us any Tony's, it nonetheless confirmed my belief in the transformational power of making art with young people, obstacles be damned.