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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE WINTER/SPRING PROGRAM SESSION THROUGH JAN 31st.

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Figure Skating In Harlem Gives Opportunities To Underserved Communities And Those Of Color | Forbes

BY Jim Clash

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Figure Skating In Harlem helps underserved communities and women of color get involved in ice skating. (Courtesy of FSIH)

For two decades, New York’s Figure Skating In Harlem has helped the underserved and communities of color get involved in the elite sport of figure skating. Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen has helped mentor many of the students along the way. Now FSIH is expanding to include Detroit. Here, we catch up with FSIH founder and CEO Sharon Cohen, 51, to comment on why the not-for-profit is so important – and for her vision of the future.

Jim Clash: How long have you been with Figure Skating In Harlem (FSIH)?

Sharon Cohen: This began two decades ago as a grass-roots program with some students in East Harlem who were interested in learning to ice skate. By a stroke of luck, I became their teacher and we’ve been growing together ever since. I work with our Board to set the vision and lead a team of 70 full- and part-time staff to execute that vision to the highest possible standard in partnership with our donors, parents, volunteers, the community, etc. It’s extraordinarily rewarding work and always challenging.

JC: Why is FSIH so important to skating?

SC: FSIH is truly ground-breaking for two reasons: One is because we are embedded in underserved communities and communities of color that have traditionally not participated in the sport before, either because of the prohibitive cost or lack of access to facilities and outreach. What we have become is a bridge that introduces this wonderful sport to girls who didn’t have access and who really had only watched it on TV. Second is that we combine figure skating with rigorous academic support and leadership development. We’ve created a unique and effective model that helps girls grow physically, emotionally and academically. So, education, in the broadest sense, is at the heart of our work, which began more than 20 years ago in East Harlem.

Read more: Figure Skating In Harlem Gives Opportunities To Underserved Communities And Those Of Color | Forbes

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Call for artists – “Utopia” exhibition

Art: Gregory Saint Amand

Art: Gregory Saint Amand

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with New York–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition titled “Utopia,” curated by Leanne Stella, Director, Art In FLUX, under the Art In FLUX 2017 curatorial theme, “Re-Imagining a City.”

Artists are invited to present artworks that use art and play as catalysts for innovating urban life. Through two-dimensional works and an imaginative lens, the artworks can reshape or re-visualize parks, playgrounds, streets, public transportation, architecture, food, urban farms and communal places, re-imagining the city with playfulness and whimsy and encouraging peace, community, and egalitarianism.

Location: NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, Main Administrative Corridor, 501 W 218th St, New York, NY 10034

Dates: 15 February – 15 May 2017

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 31 January 2017, 11:59pm EST

Guidelines

Please read and follow the guidelines carefully.

In order to be considered, artists must submit via email all relevant attachments to
jecastro@nomaanyc.org by Sunday, 31 January 2017 before 11:59pm EST. Submission is FREE: no submission fees required. Questions? Call +1 212 567-4394.

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The Elixir: The One Thing You Need to Finally Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes)

 

The New Year is the time when individuals make radical declarations about personal challenges they want to overcome. Most resolutions focus around health, weight loss, financial freedom, and simply enjoying life more. These are all great goals to achieve but sadly about 80% of them fail. Like many of you, I used to make these same proclamations but finally gave it up after too many unsuccessful efforts.

2016 was different for me. Without making resolutions, this past year I worked out more consistently, I took my personal development more seriously, and surpassed my professional ones. I am proud to say that I worked really hard to manifest these things but I didn’t do it alone. The missing piece in the years past was ACCOUNTABILITY.

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