On December 13, 2017, the Elmezzi Foundation held its annual grantee convening in the form of a facilitated half day retreat. Over 35 people were in attendance, including staff from other leading NYC philanthropic organizations. Our goal was to create a space where open dialogue and thought provoking conversation between grantees and funders could happen… Read more
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
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
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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
In June 2017, Elmezzi Board members and staff had the pleasure of attending the Dreamer culmination event for students of the Ravenswood II I Have a Dream Foundation – New York Program. The I Have a Dream Foundation – New York, motivates and empowers children living in low-income communities to reach their educational and career potential… Read more
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The Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation is proud to announce that Pooja Joshi O’Hanlon has been selected to participate in the Council on Foundations’ 2017 Career Pathways program. Click the thumbnail below to read the press release in full and learn more about the Career Pathways program.
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
Lately in our office we have been dwelling on an oldie but goodie, an article from about two years ago by Paul Tough in the New York Times Magazine titled “Who Gets to Graduate?” In this article Tough highlights how low-income first generation students of color entering college commonly experience feelings of not belonging or… Read more