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July 06, 2017 at 5:30 am

Hundreds of thousands of our fellow New Yorkers are eligible to become citizens, but application fees are holding them back. Can city comptroller Scott Stringer’s New York City Citizenship Fund help change that?  We’ve got the hottest list of things to do and places to visit, each providing a thrill that is uniquely New York!  For over 50 years journalist Marvin Scott has […]

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July 01, 2017 at 5:30 am

Meet the organization using an age old approach to overcome poverty and help young people chase their dreams. We sit down with Susan L. Taylor, the former Editor–in-Chief of “Essence Magazine” and the Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement program.   He grew up in a life of poverty, drugs and jail, but chased his dreams to become a voice […]

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June 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm

He grew up in a life of poverty, drugs and jail, but chased his dreams to become a voice for his community.  MetroFocus sits down with award-winning actor, writer, community arts activist, and most recently the star, co-writer, and producer of the film, “Chapter and Verse,” Daniel Beaty. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public […]

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June 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Do you have what it takes to change the life of a child?  If so, now’s your chance to become a mentor.   We talk to Paula Gavin – the Chief Services Officer in charge of the new initiative, and Bianca Gottesman and Jade Nieves  – a mentor-mentee duo from the organization i-Mentor – which builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation […]

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