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February 2014
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Winter Antiques Show a Success!
Winter Antiques Show 2014

This year marked the 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee of the Winter Antiques Show. Over 2000 people attended the show's Opening Night-- one of New York City's most prestigious evenings, with proceeds benefitting East Side House programs. The Young Collector's Night was also a success, attracting new collectors, artists, and philanthropists.

In honor of this important milestone year, Graff, Tiffany & Co., Chanel, and Bulagri constructed a stunning display of jewels- including Queen Victoria's sapphire and diamond tiara, which was displayed at the event for the first time outside of the United Kingdom.

This year's show, described by the New York Times as a "cornucopia" was a smashing success- the fruits of which will surely have a tremendous impact of the families served by East Side House.

Click here to see more photos of Winter Antiques Show 60th Year Jubilee's Opening Night event

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This year has gotten off to a great start and I am pleased to share with you all of East Side House's news featured throughout this newsletter. First off, I want to send a special thank you to the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies. FPWA has long been a partner in our work, and this past holiday season they donated over 100 gifts to the students of East Side House's programs. Their generosity is appreciated by the ESH staff and the families we serve.

I look forward to another great year in 2014, and as always, I thank you for your continued support of our endeavors. All of our partners in this mission make our success possible.


John A. Sanchez
Executive Director

Engaging Families in Learning
Engaging Families in Learning

East Side House is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of only five sites across the nation to partner with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) in its efforts to use the power of family to improve educational results and create brighter futures through an initiative called Toyota Family Learning.

This award not only reflects our great work as an organization, but gives us the ability to engage families in learning in exciting new ways. This initiative combines best practices from early childhood, family engagement, dual and multi-generational learning and community-based education to empower families to improve education rates and reach their full potential.

As a result of this award, we have increased our investment in family-centered services by joining one of the most innovative family engagement movements in the country. We will be supporting the entire family, improving student achievement and building a stronger community.

Visit our Facebook page to see pictures from Toyota Family Learning activities and other happenings at ESH.

Department of Probation Expands Partnership

Due to East Side House's exemplary results in providing academic and supportive services to young adults referred by the New York City Department of Probation, they have decided to expand their partnership with us to help more students gain a second chance at earning a High School Equivalency diploma and reaching their educational potential. Over the past two years, ESH has surpassed goals set by the Department of Probation--placing students in hands-on internships and job training programs and helping them find jobs, earn diplomas, and gain college acceptances. We are thrilled to continue to work with these young students and help them create opportunities for themselves and better their future.