Ellie Goulding Hangs Out with East Side House

Students and staff from East Side House got to spend a beautiful afternoon hanging out with British pop singer Ellie Goulding in Central Park.  She was the first person to ever test drive the new Land Rover Velar.

Her test drive was featured in promotional press coverage, where she also spoke about why she’s so excited about the work that ESH is doing with children and young adults:  

“I really believe in educating young people about the things that are happening in the world and the world is changing so much…any course this is focused on young people helping them them get the education they want is very close to my heart.”

Sponsor Land Rover USA donated their all new Velar to be auctioned off at the Gala Preview of the New York International Auto Show. The highest bidder is the first in the USA to own the stellar vehicle. Proceeds support our college access programs and provide college scholarships for deserving students.

Ellie made the kids’ day by singing, dancing, and cracking jokes with them. We’d like to give a very special thanks to Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, NYIA, Land Rover, and Ellie Goulding for their tremendous support of the work we do every day in our Bronx and Upper Manhattan communities.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/nZ5EbaHfMts (Ellie talks about East Side House at about the 13:00 and 17:00 minute mark)