I Believe I Can Touch The Sky: Middle/High School Graduation

AHRC Middle/High School (MHS) held its graduation commencement ceremony on June 29, 2016. Nine students were honored for their achievements. The day featured speeches from AHRC NYC leadership, MHS staff, community leaders, and more. The graduates were Harry Burekhovich, George Duah, Ciara McDonagh, Vanessa Silva, Nicholas Weafer,Constantino Chrysostomou, Anwar Jubran, David Cisse Parris, and Travis Thomas. “If…

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Teens Take the Met

During a gorgeous spring evening on Friday, May 20th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors for an event titled Teens Take the Met, which invited teenagers across New York City to visit the museum during evening hours, to enjoy art making, performances, gallery activities, music, dancing, and more. Students were allowed into the museum for…

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Stay the Course: Traversing the Special Spartan Race at Citi Field

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, people receiving services through AHRC NYC programs, families, and staff from all across the five boroughs took to the stands, concourse, and even the outfield in the 2016 Special Needs Spartan Race. The multi-faceted obstacle course took place at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, in Flushing Meadows,…

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New York University Student Interns Visit AHRC Middle/High School

During the week of March 15, 2016, AHRC Middle/High School hosted 10 student interns from New York University. The college students, Alice Cheng, Taylor Dang, Austin Serio, Esther Phambu, Fadumo Osman, Mimi Doan, Mohammed Hossain, Bournee Huang, Margaret Arabpour and Samuel Zhu spent three days at the school, observing and helping in classrooms, the computer room, gym, art, music, and…

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Wings for Autism Soars to New Heights in Second Year

Going to the airport can be a traumatic experience for anybody, but for children with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, the long check-in lines, constant noise, and cramped cramped conditions of airline travel can present special challenges. The Arc’s Wings for Autism program was developed to provide families with an airport rehearsal experience that allows them to undergo the…

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Schmitty the Weather Dog Visits Esther Ashkenas Central Park ELC

Conversing about the weather is a small-talk rite of passage, and one of the few things all humans experience simultaneously. Despite its ubiquity, knowledge about the weather does not come naturally. It must be learned at a young age. Enter Schmitty the Weather Dog! Clad in sunglasses, a doggie dress, and a blue and green striped…

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Teen Metropolitan Museum Event

Teens from the five boroughs were invited to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 16, 2015, to explore both the museum and a range of interactive art exhibits that had been positioned around the museum where teens could create their own art.  Over 2500 teens attended. A big thank you to Marie Clapot, Assistant…

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Students of Howard Haber ELC Learn about Careers from Professionals

Howard Haber Early Learning Center’s teachers make learning come to life, while supporting the learning standards of the Common Core Curriculum! As a part of the school’s Community Helpers unit, children learn about career development, including a variety of jobs that adults hold in the community. Student interest and awareness was inspired right before the children’s very eyes…

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AHRC Middle High School Holds Annual Talent Show

Students from AHRC New York City’s Middle High School in Brooklyn showcased a wide variety of skills in their annual Talent Show on December 5, 2014. Performing in front of their teachers, parents, and their peers, the students sang, danced, played instruments, and told jokes. The music selections spanned the decades as the performers took…

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