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National PR Day Parade Launches 2018 Scholarship Program
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National PR Day Parade Launches 2018 Scholarship Program

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) is now accepting applications for its 2018 National Scholarship Program. This year the program will award 100 scholarships valued at $2,000 each, for a total $200,000, to exceptional students of Puerto Rican descent that are making a difference in their communities.  Applicants must be high school seniors or full-time college/university […]

Breakfast Club Host Angela Yee Partners with Cedarmore Corporation to Promote Literacy among Long Island Girls
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Breakfast Club Host Angela Yee Partners with Cedarmore Corporation to Promote Literacy among Long Island Girls

Angela Yee – Celebrity radio host, entrepreneur and founder of Angela Yee’s Book Club, will be partnering with Cedarmore Corporation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth ladies from under deserved communities in Long Island, to promote literacy among Long Island Girls.   More than 12 groups of girls from Nassau and Suffolk Counties will […]

MUSE Academy Brings New Independent School Dedicated to the Arts to Heart of Brooklyn's Cultural District
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MUSE Academy Brings New Independent School Dedicated to the Arts to Heart of Brooklyn’s Cultural District

MUSE Academy now offers a new alternative for New York area parents who want their children to reap the proven intellectual benefits that come with intensive exposure to music and performing arts from a young age. “It has been long established that consistent, high quality music education promotes rapid cognitive development in children. We know […]

The Home Depot Announces the 2018 Retool Your School Grant Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
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The Home Depot Announces the 2018 Retool Your School Grant Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, today announced its 2018 Retool Your School Grant Program. Now, in its ninth year, the program awards accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) grants to use toward creating sustainable renovations and additions to their campuses. The Home Depot has awarded $1.8 million to HBCUs since […]

Teens Surprised Live on “GMA’’ with Mentoring Trip to Disney Dreamers Academy
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Teens Surprised Live on “GMA’’ with Mentoring Trip to Disney Dreamers Academy

      Five high school students were surprised live on “Good Morning America’’ with the announcement that they were selected to be part of the exclusive Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine. Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney World Resort executive Tracey D. Powell joined the “Good Morning America’’ hosts and the […]

New Data Finds Link Between Lack of Sleep & Mental Health Problems Among Children & Teenagers
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New Data Finds Link Between Lack of Sleep & Mental Health Problems Among Children & Teenagers

The NYC Health Department has released new data on lack of sleep among New York City school children and public high school students. On an average school night, 75 percent of high school students reported getting fewer than eight hours of sleep, and 11 percent of school children (ages 6 to 12 years) got inadequate […]

International Women's Day Conference Set To Be Held On 3/17/2018 At Hofstra University 
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International Women’s Day Conference Set To Be Held On 3/17/2018 At Hofstra University 

    On the March 17, 2017, women will convene at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY for an extraordinary International Women’s Conference hosted by Neva Alliance, New York. The fascinating one day conference is designed to speak to every woman; conference attendees will have an opportunity to network, exchange knowledge, connect, facilitate lasting connections and showcase […]

Youngsters Learning Wonders of Science with Con Edison's 'STEM' Grants
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Youngsters Learning Wonders of Science with Con Edison’s ‘STEM’ Grants

Con Edison has kicked off the third year for two programs to stimulate interest among thousands of middle school children in science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM subjects. The programs have been so successful they have been expanded. The first program, Con Edison STEM Days Out, provides $25,000 grants to cultural institutions in […]

Florida Memorial University to Provide Hurricane Relief Efforts
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Florida Memorial University to Provide Hurricane Relief Efforts

Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been devastated with the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  To help those students who have attended an accredited educational institution on the islands, Florida Memorial University will offer an exclusive and fully accredited mini-semester program to continue with their college track, and enhance their […]

Applications Now Open for Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2018 at Walt Disney World Resort
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Applications Now Open for Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2018 at Walt Disney World Resort

High school students nationwide can now apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the innovative, outside-the-classroom, mentoring program that takes place in March at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. For over a decade, Disney Dreamers Academy has helped to inspire […]

5 Unexpected Ways to Keep Your (Sometimes Difficult) Child Learning This Summer
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5 Unexpected Ways to Keep Your (Sometimes Difficult) Child Learning This Summer

Summer can be incredibly daunting for any parent, even more so if the child has behavioral, social, or learning difficulties. Did you know that often, in these cases, the child may have left- or right-brain weakness—leading to outbursts, tantrums, or full on melt-downs? But according to the education advocates at Brain Balance Achievement Centers [www.brainbalancecenters.com]—an innovative, […]

FSCNY Scholarship Award Winners 2017
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FSCNY Scholarship Award Winners 2017

Seven students from New York City and Suffolk County received more than $35,000 in scholarship money and prizes, as part of the 2017 Young Leaders Scholarship Award offered by Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY) and sponsored by MoneyGram International. The awards were presented at FSCNY’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Tuesday May 16th, at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, during FSCNY’s 25th Annual Conference & […]

Brooklyn Community Services Holds Youth Action Summit on Feb 28th
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Brooklyn Community Services Holds Youth Action Summit on Feb 28th

Critical issues facing at-risk youth in Brooklyn’s low-income neighborhoods will be examined at Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) Youth Action Summit: Voices for the Future of Brooklyn, a panel discussion and youth action resource hub. This community event will be moderated by C. Nicole Mason, PhD, noted policy expert, economic justice advocate and author, on February […]

The Home Depot Kicks Off its "2017 Retool Your School Grant Program" for HBCUs
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The Home Depot Kicks Off its “2017 Retool Your School Grant Program” for HBCUs

Continuing its commitment to our nation’s accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), The Home Depot has announced the launch of its 2017 Retool Your School Grant Program offering HBCUs an opportunity to apply for grants to use toward creating sustainable renovations and additions to their campuses. This year, The Home Depot is pleased to introduce […]

"Black Women in Medicine Shows #whatadoctorlookslike
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“Black Women in Medicine Shows #whatadoctorlookslike

Hailed as “inspiring” by the Los Angeles Times, Crystal R. Emery’s documentary Black Women in Medicinepremieres on WORLD Channel on Wednesday, February 8, at 6 p.m. and reairs at 9 p.m. (check local listings). This moving portrait captures the tenacious women who have succeeded against all odds in the male-dominated medical field. A timely film, the work serves as […]