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9th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey & Essence Magazine
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9th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey & Essence Magazine

Walt Disney World Resort has concluded its ninth-annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine, a four-day, once-in-a-lifetime educational and mentoring program for a select group of high school students. The students – identified as “Dreamers”– were selected from thousands of applicants nationwide and are now among approximately 900 students to hold the […]

Final Chance for Students to Apply for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy
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Final Chance for Students to Apply for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy

With the school year already in full swing, so are applications for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine, the innovative, outside-of-the-classroom, educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort. To be among the 100 selected to participate in this hands-on learning experience, high school students nationwide must apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com […]

Con Edison STEM Grant Brings 10,000 Students & Area Museums Together
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Con Edison STEM Grant Brings 10,000 Students & Area Museums Together

Con Edison has started two programs to stimulate interest among thousands of middle school children in science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM subjects. (See video) The first program, Con Edison’s STEM Days Out, provides $25,000 grants to each of nine cultural institutions in the five boroughs and Westchester County to conduct STEM lessons […]

Queens Library's Adult Learning Center at Rochdale Village Opens
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Queens Library’s Adult Learning Center at Rochdale Village Opens

Assembly Member Vivian Cook; NYC Council Member Ruben Willis; NY Sen. James Sanders Jr.; NY Sen. Leroy Comrie Jr.; NYC Council Member Donovan Richards; Assistant Commissioner Oscar Gonzalez of the NYC Department of Design and Construction; Queens Library’s Interim President and CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey; other government and community leaders cut the ribbon today to officially […]

Thousands Will Rally for An End to Separate & Unequal Education in NYC
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Thousands Will Rally for An End to Separate & Unequal Education in NYC

Thousands of parents, educators, and students will rally at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn to “Stand for School Equality” on Wednesday, September 30th and call for an end to education inequality in New York City. On behalf of the thousands rallying, a group of parent and community leaders will then march across the Brooklyn Bridge and hold a […]

51 College-Bound Graduates Receive More Than $100,000 in Grants
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51 College-Bound Graduates Receive More Than $100,000 in Grants

One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York (OHBM) awarded $100,000 in college scholarships to 51 talented graduating students from a dozen New York City public high schools at a ceremony earlier this summer at the  Metropolitan Museum of Art. “As founders of The Eagle Academy for Young Men eleven years ago, The One Hundred […]

NYC Failing Schools Crisis Leaves 200,000 Black & Hispanic Students Unable to Read & Do Math at Grade Level
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NYC Failing Schools Crisis Leaves 200,000 Black & Hispanic Students Unable to Read & Do Math at Grade Level

A Families for Excellent Schools’ analysis of 2015 Grade 3-8 statewide assessments in ELA and Math adds urgency to a widening achievement gap between white students and students of color in New York City, finding that failed schools left over 200,000 black and Hispanic students without the education needed to pass state exams in both […]

Are Schools Failing Students When It Comes To Money Matters?
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Are Schools Failing Students When It Comes To Money Matters?

Something may be missing as high school seniors across America accept their diplomas this graduation season. Those years of K-12 learning likely provided them opportunities to learn about historic figures, find Canada on a map and dissect a frog. But superintendents at most school districts across the country have failed to include required classes in […]

6 Ways to Help Your Child Excel in School
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6 Ways to Help Your Child Excel in School

It is important for children to feel successful in school at a young age. When children become frustrated and don’t feel successful, their confidence plummets and so does their motivation to succeed in school. Here are some tips to help your child excel in school, shared by the team of moms and teachers behind Smart […]

NSBE National Advisor Honored by President Obama
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NSBE National Advisor Honored by President Obama

Gary S. May, Ph.D., national advisor, lifetime member and former national chair of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), has been honored by President Barack Obama with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). Dr. May, dean of the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech, received news of the […]

Scholarships Focus on Closing the Diversity Gaps in Healthcare
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Scholarships Focus on Closing the Diversity Gaps in Healthcare

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Macy’s are once again set to award 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to help increase the number of diverse healthcare professionals, in an effort to help improve culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care. The Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarships are part of Macy’s Multicultural Fund, which was created in 2009 […]

“Didn’t See It Coming”: First Annual TvF Film Festival
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“Didn’t See It Coming”: First Annual TvF Film Festival

On Friday, March 6th, a crowd of students, faculty, community and family members filled the auditorium at the Academy for Careers in Television and Film High School; also known as TvF, in Long Island City.   The first annual film festival showcased a multitude of short films by ninth, tenth and eleventh grade artists.  The layout […]

Wells Fargo launches a New Social Media Movement that Curates the African American Experience
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Wells Fargo launches a New Social Media Movement that Curates the African American Experience

Wells Fargo & Company  launches, “Wells Fargo Presents: The Untold Stories Collection (#MyUntold)”, a social media movement dedicated to sharing personal stories that define what it means to be African American today. The program leverages the reach, power and influence of social media to provide an intimate look intothe African American experience. #MyUntold creates a […]

PRE-K FOR ALL: 22,000 Families Apply for Pre-K in the First Day
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PRE-K FOR ALL: 22,000 Families Apply for Pre-K in the First Day

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the second phase in the expansion of Pre-K for All is off to a strong start, with 21,938 families applying for free, full-day, high-quality seats in the first day—up from 6,500 in the first day of applications last year. This year, for the first time, every four-year-old in […]

Toyota Donates “50 FOR 50”
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Toyota Donates “50 FOR 50”

In 1965, thousands marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama on a journey for justice. All across the South, college students participated in the 54-mile walk. As the country recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the historic event, Toyota this week donated $50,000 to four Alabama historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) who played an essential […]