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One in a Million: Letting people see who you really are

ExpandED Schools
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Aaron, a 9th grader in the Bronx. He’s 1 in a million! Read full post

Evidence for Afterschool and Expanded Learning

Saskia Traill
Monday, March 20, 2017
In fact, there *is* demonstrable evidence that after-school and expanded learning programs are helping kids do better in school. We’ve compiled a short list for the White House budget chief. Read full post

After-school funding is in real danger. Here are two ways to stand up for kids.

Shannon Stagman
Friday, March 17, 2017
There is a real danger that 21st Century Community Learning Centers will sustain deep cuts. What can we do here in New York to prepare for the possibility of cuts to federal after-school funding? Read full post

Meet Our United Airlines NYC Half Runners!

ExpandED Schools
Thursday, March 16, 2017
On March 19, ExpandED Schools will be participating in the United Airlines NYC Half for the 3rd year, and we couldn’t be more excited! Meet these runners who have committed to run to close the learning gap. Read full post

A Hydroponic Farm Grows in Brooklyn

Deb Levy
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Student bumblebees. A pet tilapia named Maybelline. A classroom farm that produces 100 pounds of produce each month. These are just a few of the things you’ll find on any given day at The Urban Assembly Unison School in Brooklyn Read full post

New York Life Employees Come Together for Good Giving

Erin Phillips
Thursday, March 9, 2017
An exciting fundraising event was a great way for New York Life employees to have fun with colleagues while also raising meaningful funds to help ExpandED Schools. New York Life employee participation coupled with matching contributions from Ted raised a whopping $54,220.41. In the coming weeks, the New York Life Foundation will be making a matching contribution, as well. Read full post

One in a Million: Writing Her Life Story

ExpandED Schools
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Jada, an 8th grader in the Bronx. She’s 1 in a million! Read full post

One in a Million: Football, Magic and Warriors

ExpandED Schools
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Treyveyon, a 6th grader in Harlem. He’s 1 in a million! Read full post

One in a Million: Expressing Yourself With Energy

ExpandED Schools
Thursday, February 23, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Leah, a 6th grader in the Bronx. She’s 1 in a million! Read full post

Making the Best of Resources | Highlights From Our Peer Conference

Daniel Levitt
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Last Tuesday, we hosted 17 of our ExpandED Schools directors at our third peer conference this school year. Because funding is a constant stress for our programs, we dedicated time for the directors to discuss strategies for funding and budgeting, as well as making the best of ExpandED Schools resources for program planning. Read full post

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