Testimonials

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In Their Own Words

My grades have improved, I passed all my Regents, and am finally on my way to college. I feel amazing, confident and proud of myself.” – Karoline Reyes, student

I see an improvement in my child’s reading and want to continue to get him the help he needs. I notice he enjoys reading more on his own.” – ReadNYC Parent

The East Side House staff became the family I thought I’d never have- and made me realize that I could make something out of myself.” – Bronx Haven High School Graduate

My child reads better and is doing well as a result of her attending tutoring. She is doing very well and is now in the second grade.”- ReadNYC Parent

East Side House is a very major program in our school, that most students depend on. East Side House literally changed my life.”- High School of Excellence and Innovation Student

These classes helped us learn that the key to the future of our children is hidden in the rituals of everyday life.”- Miseal Hernandez, parent

East Side House placed me in an internship that taught me that I could excel in a job and made me start getting excited about a career.” –Curtis Harris, student

The East Side House staff became the family I thought I’d never have- and made me realize that I could make something out of myself.” Karoline Reyes, student

East Side House gave me much more than a GED. This place provided me with a foundation, a feel of courage and hunger to be much more than a person I was yesterday.”- Derrick McClain, student

I like that parents and children are integrated in the program and families are working together as a unit; the quality time is what keeps families together. Sharon Sealey, parent

Before East Side House, I really had no sense of want and didn’t care much for school or a diploma. I didn’t take myself seriously. Finding East Side House was one of the best decisions I’ve made. ” – Derrick McClain, student

When I came to East Side House it was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. I finally achieved stability. I have formed long lasting relationships and I wouldn’t change the people here for anything.” —Levy Vaughn, GED grad, college student

These people care about me and wanted to see me succeed in every way. Having so many people in my corner is an incredible feeling. It motivates me and completely changed my way of thinking.” –Curtis Harris, student

She has learned more English in these 6 weeks than she has over the 3 years of arriving to the United States from Dominican Republic.”- Summer camp parent

When I came to ESH it was like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I finally achieved stability. I have formed long lasting relationships here at ESH and I wouldn’t change the people here for anything.” Levy Vaughn, student

She made a tremendous change! Best choice I ever made for summer – best thing I ever did!”- Summer camp parent

Everyone told me I wasn’t going graduate this June, but I did it, and I was number 1 in my class.” – Jennifer Mancebo, student