November 6, 2015 / Headlines / Posted by: Elise Hanks

A Taste of the Past, Career Day, New Partnerships, and more!


First things first – who doesn’t love a good sandwich?
This past Tuesday was #NationalSandwichDay (yum!), and our friends at the Museum of the City of New York shared this old-school photo of a boy and his sandwich at Grand Street Settlement from the 1940s! Things haven’t changed much since then. We still love sandwiches, and we’re still serving meals every day to children and seniors from our cafeterias. The only difference is we’re serving more people, which we hope to expand on even more as we enter into our 100th year!

This Week’s Inspiration

It’s always been a tradition to host Career Day on Halloween at our P.S. 158 Warwick site. Students in grades 3 through 5 were encouraged to dress up according to what they aspire to be in the future, from firefighters to financial advisors! Check out pics from the day for an inspiring #TBT as well as this quote of the day.

What’s Happening

We have BIG news to share! We’re working with Parsons The New School for Design to expand our STEM learning opportunities for youth by replicating and expanding on their gadgITERATION project! This hands-on, student-directed workshop series encourages a creative and artistic approach to learning technology. We’re so excited to be a part of this program, which includes some serious partners like MOUSE, The Brooklyn College Community Partnership at BCAL, the Education Department at Wagner College, and The Parsons Scholars Program.

And we certainly couldn’t have done it without recent support from The Hive Digital Media and Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust. Through this new funding, we’ll also be a member of the Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network, which will give us the opportunity to learn from 50+ like-minded organizations, educators, and technologists connecting youth to innovative educational experiences.

On top of this, recruits from the NYPD’s 7th Precinct and the Housing Bureau’s Police Service Area 4 will be visiting our 80 Pitt Street Community Center on Monday to learn about the neighborhood we serve and to better understand local concerns and priorities. In fact, they came for a quick site visit last month to see our facilities because we recently became a part of the NYPD’s Community Partner Program, which will help strengthen trust and our relationship with local officers in the area.

Great things are ahead! Stay tuned for more excitement next week!

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