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27
Feb

The Winter Show 2020 Was a Success!

The Winter Show returned to the Park Avenue Armory for the 66th year, offering a dazzling selection of art, design, and antiques from over 70 exhibitors. The Fair was an incredible success, bringing valuable resources to the families served by East Side House. We thank the event Co-Chairs, Lucinda C. Ballard and Michael R. Lynch,

27
Feb

Girls in STEM

“Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.” – Katherine Johnson Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician, may have recently passed, but her legacy lives on! In February, our all-girl robotics team, made up of 3rd-5th graders

26
Feb

AWAY Travels to the Bronx

We’re always excited to have visitors, but this month we had an especially fun visit from the team at Away, a modern travel and luggage brand. The group got an inside peek at our youngest students with a travel-themed activity. Volunteers and students read Curious George Takes a Trip together and then created crafty mobiles

21
Feb

Middle School Ambassadors Take D.C.

Over the course of 3 months, these 8th graders were tasked with researching Washington, D.C. monuments and museums and sharing the significance of these sites with the group. In mid-February, the students embarked on a 4 day trip where they got to explore the city including Howard University, the Capitol Building, the National Museum of

27
Nov

Gobble Gobble: It’s That Time of Year Again!

While the community around us was busy planning their holiday travels and Thanksgiving menus, East Side House was busy planning not one, but two Turkey Drives! ESH programs at both the Mill Brook and Mitchel Community Centers were able to give away more than 500 free turkeys to community members and welcomed some guest appearances.

27
Nov

Student Ambassadors Selected!

Late last month, 23 students received notifications that they have been accepted into ESH’s prestigious Student Ambassador program. Students are chosen based on their overall school performance, community involvement, and an in-depth personal essay. Watch last year’s Ambassadors speak about what this opportunity meant for them here in this inspiring video made by ESH Alum,

26
Nov

A Shining Star: Kevardo Clachar

For some, not having a father figure could send one on the wrong path, one where resentment and the pain of missing a parent might steer them in the wrong direction. But for Kevardo, whose father left him and his brother at a young age – it only propelled him to want to be the

26
Nov

A Journey of a Thousand Miles: 2019 TCS NYC Marathon

Inspired by these amazing runners? Or, know so one who got inspired to run? Let us know!! We are already recruiting for slots for next year’s team for the 50th anniversary of the New York City Marathon. If interested, contact ldaley@eastsidehouse.org.       

26
Nov

A Model for Family Engagement

Due to our successful track record and innovative strategies, ESH has been identified as a leader within the family engagement sphere by The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). As a part of our designation as a leader in family engagement, NCFL asked ESH staff to present on our strategic approach to intergenerational learning at