Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School PEN PAL Writing Program Connects Students and Promotes Understanding

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey Debbie McArdle is a teacher at the City Island school, PS 175, and is also the proud mother of a student who attends AHRC New York City’s Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School, (BBF).  Debbie wanted her students to understand autism and to develop empathy…

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What’s in a Name? – Howard Haber

AHRC New York City’s school, Howard Haber Early Learning Center, in Bronx, NY, received its name in 1994. Howard Haber, (also know as Howie,) was the son of Kathe and Sidney Haber, was born in1960. Born with Down’s Syndrome and also a cardiac condition, Howard faced physical challenges, but his family advocated on his behalf. In the 1960s, Kathe Haber began…

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Astoria Blue Feather Connects Children and their Families to Community Resources

Senior officials of the Obama Administration recently announced that The Elmezzi Foundation was one of twenty recipients nationwide to receive the Promise Neighborhood Grant. The Elmezzi Foundation has created the Zone 126 Promise Neighborhood, which seeks to change the odds for the 1,600 children living in a low-income housing neighborhood in Astoria, Queens. On Friday, January 13, 2012, Congresswoman, Carolyn…

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