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Crain’s Names Daniel Diaz in 40 Under 40

Congratulations to our Executive Director Daniel Diaz for being featured as one of Crain’s 40 under 40! Daniel stands out for his passion for bringing equity and education to the Bronx Community, and expanding our programs to reach as many community members as possible. Read on about Daniel and the other 39 amazing young professionals


Daniel Diaz on New York Nonprofit Media’s FundCon 2019 Panel

Our Executive Director Danial Diaz participated in an impactful and stimulating panel at this year’s #FundCon2019. A big thank you to the other “Marketing Your Nonprofit – The Right Brand Story” panel participants for sharing their wealth of knowledge so that nonprofits can get the crucial funding they need to make a difference in their


Toy Drive

East Side House thanks all those who made the holidays bright for our children and families.Thanks to our friends at Fresh Direct, Federation for Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), United Neighborhood Houses (UNH), and friend Kells Barnett, over 100 students received gifts for the holidays. As high lighted by Dianda Shears, the Program Director of after


Keeping the MLK Dream Alive!

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day of 2019, East Side House’s Mitchel Community Center hosted its 3rd Annual Keeping the Dream Alive Youth Forum. The event was open to the entire community and welcomed more than 100 youth participants. The event focused on addressing issues of diversity and leadership in today’s culture, using lessons of


65th Anniversary of The Winter Show

This year, the Winter Show will celebrated its 65th year as America’s leading art, antiques, and design fair Park Avenue Armory from from January 18th-27th. The Fair features 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative art and hosts a dynamic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day, and


A Shining Star: Harry Montas

Harry Montas takes pride in being a self-taught photographer. In his teen years, his hunger to learn more about photography led him toward YouTube, where he spent hours watching tutorials on the craft that inspired him. While his interest in photography was growing, his attention for school had been on a steady decline. “I was kicked out of my first high


Shining Star: Kelly Castillo

Judged. Labeled. Stuck. These were the words Kelly Castillo used to describe her experience in school after returning to New York City following seven years living in the Dominican Republic.   At age 12, she was placed into English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms to build proficiency in the English language.  Kelly excelled and


Career Fair 2018

The 2018 Career Fair was held on November 1st at Mitchel Community Center, and was East Side House’s largest career fair ever. The fair attracted over 35 employers from the maintenance, health care, social services, transportation, government, and technology sectors and attracted 200 attendees. Four years ago, Jobs-Plus first began hosting this annual Career Fair. For


Shining Star: Matthew Singh

Matthew Singh has a strong belief in purpose, he always has. Amidst the crowded halls of his high school, he has long struggled to find his path despite an aching feeling that something more was awaiting him.     During his first two years of high school, Matthew said he had lost his way when