NYCHA’s John B Rhea Supports Early Childhood Education

John Rhea, NYCHA’s current Chairman, was appointed to his position at the New York City Housing Authority by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2009. This appointment came after Rhea served for 20 years in the private sector. While maintaining his status as a board...
CIOs Without Borders

CIOs Without Borders

NYCHA’s Atefeh Riazi founded CIOs Without Borders after realizing through her travels, that medical benefits and services in some countries are extremely limited. Riazi is currently the Executive Director of CIOs Without Borders, but she also works for the New...
Company Scholarships

Company Scholarships

College sure isn’t cheap these days. Most students come out of their college careers, and before they even have the chance to begin working, they’ve already got several thousand dollars in student loans to pay back. It’s nearly impossible to go to school full time and...
Bringing SPARK to Impoverished Areas So Kids Can Excel

Bringing SPARK to Impoverished Areas So Kids Can Excel

“With one in three of Mississippi’s children living in poverty, a dedication to early childhood education and community engagement enables children and families to thrive.” I recently watched a short documentary about one mother’s personal experience of raising three...
What the Mini?!: What the iPad Mini Can Do for Education

What the Mini?!: What the iPad Mini Can Do for Education

So Apple has announced its new iPad mini. What does this mean for technology in education, and more specifically, what role will it play in education? How is the iPad mini any different from the previous generations of iPads? First things first, the smaller size...
Getting to the Root of the STEM Dilemma

Getting to the Root of the STEM Dilemma

One of the biggest problems today is the concern over the STEM shortage; soon there will not be enough people with the proper skills and qualifications to meet the demand of STEM related careers. In fact, over 80 percent of jobs in the next decade will require a...
New Learning Tools: Skype in the Classroom

New Learning Tools: Skype in the Classroom

A lot of teachers today are making use of Skype in their classrooms. Skype. Your first thought may be that Skype is just another distraction like cell phones and text messaging. But like smartphones and text messaging, video chat over the Internet is here to stay and...
10 x 10

10 x 10

While others are doing it the old fashioned way with gracious monetary donations, 10 x10 is creating a new way to support education: through a film. What is 10 x 10? 10 x 10 is a feature film called “Girl Rising” and a social action campaign for the education of...
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