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Watch, Act, Vote and More: Theatre of the Oppressed NYC’s Legislative Theatre Report is Published

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) asks: “In addition to personal transformation and social critique, can theatre also be a tool for concrete social and political change?”  And after numerous theatre festivals, performances and workshops, TONYC proudly answers: Yes!  TONYC recently released their report showing that their “Watch, Act, Vote” performance model in the Legislative… Read more

James O’Neal and Legal Outreach: Continuing to Change Lives After 35 Years

Legal Outreach, the renowned NYC organization that prepares underserved youth with the tools for success through rigorous academics and legal education, was recently recognized in an article published in The Hechinger Report and Christian Science Monitor.  Founder James O’Neal and his passionate staff have worked for 35 years to get high achieving, underserved youths into… Read more

StreetSquash Founder George Polsky Interviewed

George Polsky, Founder and Executive Director of StreetSquash, a grantee of the Thomas & Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation, was recently featured on One on One With Steve Adubato.  StreetSquash is a comprehensive youth enrichment program that provides dedicated and long-term support to children in Harlem through practicing and playing squash, as well as providing academic… Read more

Girls Rocking Finance

In 2016, The Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation made a grant to Rock the Street Wall Street (RTSWS) towards a program for a group of young women attending W.C. Bryant High School. Through this program, RTSWS provided participants with a series of after-school workshops and one-on-one mentoring focused on financial literacy and leadership building… Read more