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29
Jul

Highlighting Our Heroes: Hakeem Shavers

“Once you are here, you become family…” As a teenager growing up in the South Bronx, Hakeem found a home at East Side House’s teen program at Mitchel Community Center. It was a place he felt safe and the staff nurtured his talent and love for basketball. Through East Side House Services, Hakeem was placed

29
Jun

Highlighting Our Heroes: Diana Rodriguez

Diana Rodriguez has been a beloved member of the East Side House community for the past 6 years, most recently as our Director of Government Relations where she has built relationships with coalitions and elected officials, and advocates for policies that can better our communities. When COVID-19 hit, she kept up her work by checking

29
Jun

Community Comes First

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the most vulnerable communities in New York City. As East Side House already serves many of these communities, we had a firsthand view on the impact and quickly got into gear to meet the need. In response to quarantine and its economic impact, we have done everything we can

01
May

Feeding the Need in the Bronx

On Wednesday, April 29th, our team came together to distribute three truckloads of food to families in need in the South Bronx. With the support of our volunteers and our partner, Farms to Food Banks, we were able to feed 800 families! We’re so proud to take part in this effort, but the needs is

27
Apr

Community Comes Together to Feed Families in the South Bronx

In collaboration with Farms to Food Banks, we helped to coordinated a delivery of 43,000 pounds of potatoes from farmers in Idaho who are experiencing a surplus as a result of COVID-19 and are distributing it to families in need in the South Bronx. Special thank you to our partners: Zaro’s Family Bakery for donating

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

14
Feb

Pix 11’s Mr. G Visits East Side House’s PSP Progam

The news is spreading about East Side House’s Post-Secondary Pathways (PSP) program! Pix 11’s Mr. G paid ESH a visit to learn more about the PSP program, which helps high school and high school equivalency students earn industry-recognized credentials while they are working towards their diploma. He took a moment to chat with our Executive