Education

Literacy initiative kicks off in local school

Literacy initiative kicks off in local school

Education March 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

The summer reading lists for students at six Mott Haven public schools just grew exponentially, thanks to two nonprofit organizations aiming to raise literacy rates in low-income New York City neighborhoods.

A+ schools fear fallout from failing neighbor

A+ schools fear fallout from failing neighbor

Education February 20, 2017 at 7:27 pm 0 comments

Parents at a few high-performing Mott Haven schools are worried that years of hard work and academic success could be undercut when the city closes JHS162 and offers its students the opportunity to transfer to those schools.

Scholarship created to honor memory of activist

Scholarship created to honor memory of activist

Education, Politics February 2, 2017 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

To honor the legacy of Ramón Jiménez, Hostos Community College announced it will establish a scholarship in the South Bronx-based lawyer and activist’s name.

Food is still gross on school menus

Food is still gross on school menus

Education November 17, 2016 at 1:04 pm 0 comments

One local teacher is teaching children learn how to grow their own food in a garden behind the school. None of them had ever picked a fruit or vegetable before.

Area program offers high school equivalency

Area program offers high school equivalency

Education November 16, 2016 at 11:02 am 0 comments

Funding restrictions limit other options at YouthBuild When young adults walk into the YouthBuild office near The Hub they are in search of two things: career training and a second chance at receiving their high school diploma. So when Stephanie Torres walked into the SoBRO office where the program isRead More

Mayor visits PS 154 on back-to-school tour

Mayor visits PS 154 on back-to-school tour

Education September 9, 2016 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

PS 154 received two distinguished guests on Thursday, to honor its status as one of the city’s most improved schools.

By Nomin Ujiyediin.  Program coordinator Isaac Goncalves and volunteer Dominick Josso-Martin lead students in a warmup before a soccer game at Mont Lawn City Camp in March.

Inner city kids learn life lessons

Education August 10, 2016 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

A youth program in Mott Haven is looking to provide local kids with constructive activities few of them are otherwise likely to get.

Hostos to take part in pilot program for formerly incarcerated

Education June 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

Hostos Community College has been selected to participate in a pilot program that will allow people who are in jail to receive federal Pell grants to study when they are released.