Category Archives: Grantee

Sadie Nash Teens on “Growing Up Post-Racial”

Originally posted in USA Today. Written by Greg Toppo. “Many young people still see the USA’s intractable problems as rooted in race. In a May 2012 report, Race Forward: the Center for Racial Justice Innovation found that “a large majority” of young people in the Los Angeles area believed race and racism still mattered significantly —… Read more

Whatever Happened to Obama’s ‘Promise Neighborhoods’ in NYC?

Original article appeared on Written by Kenneth Thorbourne. “The furthest along in implementing their Promise Neighborhoods are CAMBA in Flatbush, Elmezzi/Zone 126 in Astoria and Long Island City, and Lutheran Family Health Centers in Sunset Park. The Cypress Hills Development Corporation in Brooklyn hasn’t yet implemented any Promise Neighborhoods programs, while Abyssinian Development Corporation officials report… Read more

An Important Life Lesson: The Silver Lining of Afterschool Funding Fights

Queens Community House’s Beacon Director, Patrick Pinchinat details “New York City’s cyclical fights over funding for afterschool programs in the last few years” in this piece for Youth Today. Despite the challenges, he finds some silver linings in the “budget dance”, adding that his own advocacy and afterschool experience have been beneficial in the quest to save afterschool programs…. Read more

The Sister of Second Chances

In this New York Times piece, Sister Tesa Fitzgerald of Hour Children is profiled for her exemplary work with incarcerated mothers and their children in Queens. She called her organization Hour Children, for the critical hour of the mother’s arrest, the hour allowed for visits, the hour of her release. When some neighbors tried to… Read more