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

Population Health Management: the Key to Improving Community Health Outcomes​

In 2015, Xerox published an eBook with findings from experts at the Yale School of Medicine ​called How Social Factors Shape Population Health,​ that​ outlines how environmental and social factors influence roughly 60% of an individual’s health​ and not medical interventions. The ​book also​ illustrates factors such as socioeconomic status, employment, and housing rates ​that ​play… Read more

StreetSquash Graduates 26 Seniors

​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

What We Are Reading: School Segregation in NYC

​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