Posts Tagged ‘Poverty’

The DREAM Project’s Sueños Benefit – The Recap

The DREAM Project's Sueños Benefit - The Recap

Photography by Jenna Filia The DREAM Project (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project) hosted its 5th Annual NYC Benefit: Sueños 2016 on Thursday, November 10. Beginning with red carpet arrivals including honoree of the evening and Emmy winning actress, Dascha Polanco, star of the series Empire and Head Start Literacy Ambassador Taye Diggs, multi-talented artist […]


Spread Love: The 5th Annual Sueños Benefit Honoring Dascha Polanco

Spread Love: The 5th Annual Sueños Benefit Honoring Dascha Polanco

It’s that time of year again. The DREAM Project (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project) is holding their 5th Annual NYC Benefit: Sueños 2016 on Thursday, November 10th at the swank 40/40 Club from 7 to 10 pm. The Dream Project serves as a vital bridge between NYC and more than 7,000 underserved Dominican youth. […]


The 96th Street divide: Why There’s So Much Diabetes in Harlem

The 96th Street divide: Why There’s So Much Diabetes in Harlem

In East Harlem, four times as many people have diabetes as in the neighboring Upper East Side. Meera Senthilingam of Mosaic meets the New Yorkers stopping poverty from being a death sentence.


East Harlem: The Pope’s ‘most important stop’ | CNN

East Harlem: The Pope's 'most important stop' | CNN

By Ray Sanchez New York (CNN)On a park bench outside a Manhattan housing project, Jenny Ortiz, 65, remembered the day she and several parishioners were led out of Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in handcuffs. A handful of East Harlem residents had staged a peaceful protest one night in 2007 after the New York […]


Why Pope Francis is visiting East Harlem and a Catholic school there this month | Los Angeles Times

Why Pope Francis is visiting East Harlem and a Catholic school there this month | Los Angeles Times

By Tina Susman If any place in New York City deserves a blessing, it is the sliver of East Harlem that Pope Francis will visit. On a hot summer’s day, rat poison signs were posted in the soil outside one of two housing projects that flank Francis’ destination, Our Lady Queen of Angels School. Police […]


Watching the Pursuit of Happiness… Front Row Seat…

Watching the Pursuit of Happiness... Front Row Seat...

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) Watching the pursuit of happiness isn’t the same as… living it. It is well worth watching, not worth living. Sitting in the classroom keeping my GPA above probationary, by the skin of my teeth. Sandy is lurking in the air, threatening, to impact New York. I’m tired of roaming, tired of […]


Pedro Martinez building hope in the Dominican | The Boston Globe

Pedro Martinez building hope in the Dominican | The Boston Globe

By Stan Grossfeld EL MAMON, Dominican Republic — Pedro Martinez wraps his long, elegant fingers around the handle of a Stanley hammer, grabs a nail, and starts pounding away. He’s helping rebuild a rusty tin-and-plywood shack for an old woman who raised six children there by herself. For Martinez, who had five brothers and sisters, it […]

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