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Brand-new Food Pantry Opens in Olinville

Posted on: March 15th, 2024 by New York Edge
Students and families from P.S. 113X received hot meals and bags of food to bring home from the new pantry.
The pantry, put together by The Garden of Dreams Foundation in collaboration with New York Edge, is outfitted with industrial-grade refrigeration and storage spaces. One key organizer says it’ll provide more than food. [read more]

New York City Public School Students Become Authors

Posted on: March 5th, 2024 by New York Edge

It is not easy to get published, but several dozen New York City Public School students can now call themselves authors.  

They celebrated at a book signing at the Strand Bookstore on Saturday in Union Square. [read more]

Fostering Equity for NY’s K-12 After School and Summer Programs w Rachel Gazdick

Posted on: November 21st, 2023 by New York Edge No Comments

Listen to the interview as New York Edge CEO, Rachael Gazdick, discusses how afterschool activities and summer camps play a crucial role in the lives of children in New York City. [listen here]

PoliticsNY’s 2023 Power Players in Education 

Posted on: October 11th, 2023 by New York Edge

With more than 20 years of experience in education advocacy, New York Edge CEO Rachael Gazdick leads the organization’s mission to build equity in education and provide thousands of K-12 students with free, engaging programs that help them grow academically and personally. Previously, Gazdick served as president and CEO of Colorado’s “I Have A Dream” Foundation and as executive director of Say Yes to Education Syracuse. [read more]

From hip hop to ‘Top Chef’: How two NYC after-school programs teach students about healthy eating

Posted on: October 10th, 2023 by New York Edge No Comments

Kevin, a sixth grader at P.S. 146 in Queens who hopes to one day work as a doctor, said he’s always tried to study nutrition.

But it wasn’t until he participated in the Hip Hop H.E.A.L.S., or Healthy Eating and Living in Schools, after-school program last year that he found an engaging way to learn about it at school.

The program, developed in partnership between Columbia University neurologist Olajide Williams and hip hop artist Doug E. Fresh, relies on music to help teach students about healthy eating. [read more]

Brooklyn Eagle: Students explore New York as ‘Global City’

Posted on: August 17th, 2023 by New York Edge

Queens high school graduates credit New York Edge for their success as they prepare for college

Posted on: June 29th, 2023 by New York Edge No Comments

Two Queens high school graduates detailed how New York Edge after-school programs helped them develop and improve upon their academic and leadership skills.

The first student, Sofia, is graduating from Veritas Academy in Flushing. She was the vice president of her Student Council and captain of the cheerleading team. She has also been nominated for the Meringoff Scholars Program. She also works to inspire youths by volunteering at the Annual Dream Out Loud Youth Leadership Conference at St. John’s University. Additionally, she was selected to be a student speaker at the Queens District Attorney’s Office’s legislative breakfast. [Read More]

K-LOVE: LOCAL Closer Look: New York Edge

Posted on: June 12th, 2023 by New York Edge No Comments

Billie Wright talks with Rachael Gazdick, CEO of New York Edge. New York Edge provides afterschool programs to kids throughout New York City to support education and career readiness. Gazdick explains the importance of science, art, dance, and curriculum support they offer through their programs. She shares more about developing the skills for young writers through their student publishing initiative. Gazdick also talks about the importance of continuing education of the employees of New York Edge and how that impacts children in our city. [Read more]

Spread Love NYC

Posted on: May 8th, 2023 by New York Edge No Comments

“Volunteer engagement not only functions as a way for us to meet the different diverse needs of each school and community that we serve, but it helps to deepen the connections between community members, and, for us, public school students and to promote that civic engagement across generations and across life experiences,” Gabby Cadahia, the volunteer engagement manager at New York Edge, said. “We really have a chance to uplift our communities and repair some of the social fabric that was damaged during the pandemic.” [Read More]