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Winning Outside the Ring

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Boxing is a tough sport but it can be ever more difficult for boxers once they leave the profession. Many fighters put higher education on the sidelines while they pursue a career in the ring. CUNY has teamed up with the New York State Athletic Commission and other groups to help change that with the new “Fight for Your Future” campaign.

A Backpack Full of Inspiration

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Scot and Jacq Tatelman started STATE Bags after realizing that a new backpack could make a big difference in a child’s life. Their high-energy backpack giveaway at P.S. 208 in Harlem was filled with confidence-building life advice.

Community Combines on Wish List

Monday, November 17th, 2014

When the small group of community members was asked if they were happy with the way the government spends their money, the room was silent. Hands shot up moments later when residents were asked what changes they wanted to see in their communities.

On November 10, Councilman Mark Treyger wrapped up the last of three community assemblies as part of District 47’s progressive participatory budgeting [PB] initiative. Treyger has allocated $1 million of discretionary funds for residents’ ideas. District 47 – which includes Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Sea Gate and Coney Island – is among 24 of the city’s 50 districts to sign up for PB.

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Fighting to Keep a Head Start

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Parents are scrambling to save a Williamsburg preschool and day care center set to be evicted because its landlord plans to sell the building to a developer.

The eviction notice gives Bushwick United Head Start, which has been serving local low-income families for more than a quarter-century, until the of the year to clear our. Teachers, parents and community activists are looking for ways to stop the closure of the city-funded school, run through the Administration for Children’s Services.

Blind Marathoner’s Race to Help

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Pre-K Scramble in the Bronx

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

The Voice of the Bronx

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Girls Get Ice and Life Lessons

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Flaws Seen In GED Replacement

Monday, March 3rd, 2014