all stories tagged "civic engagement"


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Lauren Keyson for NY Tech Meetup  |  October 16, 2012 12:25 PM | Comments
Apps related to the elections and political debate launched at this month's tech meetup in New York.
A teen in The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. Photo courtesy of The Children’s Aid Society.
Christina Knight  |  September 20, 2012 3:01 PM | Comments
On Sept. 22, public television stations across the nation will highlight the nation's dropout crisis on American Graduate Day.VIDEO
Rafael Pi Roman MetroFocus Show
September 19, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
National and local gun politics, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Israel's Consul General and journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.VIDEO
Students at the IRC Refugee Summer Academy in 2012. Photo by Mirza Bhuiyan, courtesy of IRC.
Philly Bubaris  |  September 19, 2012 4:58 PM | Comments
A New York Times video profile of the Refugee Youth Summer Academy and a Q&A with its education advisor on what happens next for school-age immigrants.VIDEO
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chaom  |  September 19, 2012 3:00 PM | Comments

The journalists give a preview of their new documentary and talk about the “central moral issue of this century,” violence against women and children worldwide.

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice's "Half The Sky" Campus Ambassador Yajaira Gonzalez first learned of the "Half The Sky" Movement when she was introduced to the book by a colleague. She will be hosting a screening of the film on campus in mid-October. Photo courtesy of  Yajaira Gonzalez.
Michelle Michalos  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

From page to screen to college campuses across the country, the Half the Sky Movement is spreading the word on how to help end violence against women and girls.

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Rafael Pi Roman MetroFocus Show
September 13, 2012 12:02 PM | Comments
On the next MetroFocus: Gun violence, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner, Israel's Consul General and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.VIDEO
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Elisabeth Ponsot for Need to Know  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

The state’s Dignity for All Students Act goes further than any in its history to define what constitutes a “safe and supportive” learning environment.

New York State Capitol building
David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  September 12, 2012 11:56 AM | 1 Comment
Will voters be sending future jailbirds to Albany, or will they put their faith in people with unfamiliar names who promise change? Here are a few highlights from the dozens of primaries playing out in the city.
Barclays Arena in Atlantic Yards will come under the jurisdiction of the NYPD's 78th Precinct on Oct. 21. But residents still have many concerns including traffic, parking, drunken event-goers and how expanded police operations in the area. Flickr/ChrisHamby
John Farley  |  August 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The 78th Precinct's borders will soon expand to include the home of the Brooklyn Nets and major arena events, and neighbors have opening night jitters.
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