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
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Once again, great job, StreetSquash and great job graduates! This year 26 students who participated in StreetSquash graduate from high school, their largest class to date. The students have been accepted to a diverse number of colleges and universities ranging from two-year state schools to four-year public and private institutions. We wish them all the… Read more
A recent article in the New York Times Magazine by Nikole Hannah-Jones provides a comprehensive overview of school segregation in the United States, especially New York City. A follow up to her powerful podcast on This American Life that zeroed in on school segregation as a continued reason for the opportunity gap between black and… Read more
If you haven’t already read it, Elmezzi Foundation Executive Director Pooja O’Hanlon and Administrative Assistant David Meehan produced a piece on the need for Civil Legal Aid for our 2016 Spring Newsletter. You can check out the original post, the rest of our most recent newsletter and subscribe to all future newsletters here. Not only… Read more
In the highly competitive New York City job market every job applicant always needs to bring their very best to each and every interview they have. Dressing professionally is an integral part of bringing your best. However, for some, simply owing the professional clothing is a significant barrier. If you’re low-income, unemployed, and/or homeless it… Read more
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut recently compiled a touching video of some of their “bigs” (mentors) and “littles” (student mentees) from their New Haven programming this past year. Click here to check it out and hear directly from participants what makes their programming so valuable.
The crisis in the American criminal justice system and the need for prison reform is sparking voracious debates, news headlines, and even whole conferences and panels. Within this larger issue is the rapidly growing population of female inmates in American prisons, including women that are arrested while pregnant. As a recent piece in the New… Read more