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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

21
Nov

Kyrie Irving and Common Volunteer at ESH Turkey Giveaway

At the Mitchel Community Center Annual Turkey Giveaway, we had a special guest appearance by Brooklyn Nets player, Kyrie Irving, and rapper, Common. They helped our community center staff hand out 200 Thanksgiving Feast Bags, containing turkeys and food items to make Thanksgiving sides provided by FreshDirect. The event was also attended by other notable

06
Nov

ESH Staff Present Intergenerational Learning at National Conference

Diana Rodriguez, Director of Government Relations, and Dawn Heyward, Deputy Director of Early Childhood, were invited by The National Center for Families Learning to lead a workshop on our innovative intergenerational learning strategies at their annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Intergenerational learning aims to promote greater understanding and respect between generations and contributes to building