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Equity & Access Pre K-12 Q&A With Rachael Gazdick, CEO of New York Edge

Posted on: November 16th, 2022 by New York Edge No Comments

Recently, the team at sat down to talk with Rachael Gazdick, CEO, New York Edge. Rachael is the chief executive officer of New York Edge, the metropolitan region’s largest provider of after-school programs. With more than 20 years’ experience in education advocacy, Rachael has dedicated her career to building equity in education. [read more]

Van Gogh Museum and DHL Express Launch ‘Heart for Art’ Educational Programme

Posted on: November 2nd, 2022 by New York Edge No Comments

To teach and inspire children for whom art education is not always accessible through the art and life story of Vincent van Gogh.

The Van Gogh Museum and DHL Express are launching a new educational programme, Heart for Art. For the next three years, the global partners will collaborate to inspire children in communities with limited access to cultural education with the art and life story of Vincent van Gogh. The Heart for Art programme, which was piloted in New York City in Spring 2022, will roll-out in American cities in the months ahead with the intention to expand globally in the upcoming years. In the first 6 months the educational programme will be launched at 30 educational institutions in the United States, which would reach -and positively impact- 20,000 students in the first school year.  

The DHL x Van Gogh Museum Heart for Art programme enables children to learn about Vincent van Gogh, stimulates their creative development and invites them to discuss significant themes from Vincent’s life such as identity, chasing dreams and dealing with setbacks. The programme is developed especially for children with no or limited access to art education. Teachers are trained by experienced Van Gogh Museum educators in special sessions – either on location or online. ‘We were delighted to develop a dedicated Heart for Art educational programme, based on our extensive experience with schools in The Netherlands and (international) online lessons. By training teachers worldwide to work with our educational tools we hope to connect and inspire children with Vincent’s art and life story’ says Gundy van Dijk, Head of Education and Interpretation of the Van Gogh Museum. 

Today Show Back to School Special

Posted on: September 7th, 2022 by New York Edge No Comments

New York Edge Featured on the Today Show!

The Benefits of Summer Camp Through the Eyes of Kids at New York Edge’s Summer Program

Posted on: August 8th, 2022 by New York Edge No Comments

NEW YORK (PIX11) — It’s every parent’s concern: What’s the best way for their child to spend his or her free time during summer?

There’s a single destination that lets kids have fun while teaching them lifelong skills. It’s called camp.
We’re heading inside New York Edge’s day camp to see the impact this has on the kids.

Rachael Gazdick Discusses the Impact of New York Edge’s Programs on FOX 5’s Good Day Street Talk

Posted on: July 19th, 2022 by New York Edge No Comments

To expand NYC’s ‘gifted’ programs, one nonprofit turns to after school

Posted on: July 15th, 2022 by New York Edge No Comments

Kelly didn’t think of herself as particularly smart when a teacher told the rising sixth grader that she would be joining the Excellence Project, an after-school program at P.S. 189 in the Bronx for “gifted” students.

But she started attending the daily sessions, where Kelly got to explore topics that interest her, like her family’s roots in the Dominican Republic. The small setting was a haven from other peers who could be disruptive in the classroom during the school day. 

Soon, she started thinking differently about herself. [read more]

Kids on Bikes Initiative Comes to NYC

Posted on: June 6th, 2022 by New York Edge No Comments

The six week Bike NY course teaches 10-15 youth how to ride a bike and how to safely navigate group rides. They provide bikes and safety gear for use during their sessions. However, Bike NY only offers classes in a select number of New York City Parks and not all of the NYE program sites have easy access. With an investment from Dicks’s Sporting Goods, NYE purchased 15 bikes to accommodate those sites, with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. The bikes and equipment are safely secured at a nearby school and then made available to the students. NYE coordinated with Bike NY to bring instructors to the school site for bike lessons. For example, students would learn how to design bike safety gear using engineering concepts.

Thank you to Dick’s Sporting Goods for supporting this initiative!

New York Edge Gala Honors Those with Commitment to Education

Posted on: May 19th, 2022 by New York Edge No Comments

There was a special honor for those with a strong commitment to education on Tuesday night. The New York Edge Gala was held in Midtown.The gala supports after-school and summer programs for thousands of students across New York City. Sam Champion emceed the event. [read more]

New podcast allows kids to interview leaders in business, science

Posted on: March 31st, 2022 by New York Edge No Comments

New York Edge, a local non-profit, has created a new podcast where city kids can interview leaders in business, science, the arts and more.

The podcast, “Formative,” launched its first episode this week featuring Bronx resident Kevin, a seventh-grader who interviewed Grammy-nominated artist, Kaitlin McGaw.

“I’ll probably become a reporter, I feel like I’m a natural, at least some of my teachers say that,” the student reporter says. “The way she helped other people and gave other people chances to make a difference; she makes music that inspires other people to not give up.” [read more]