The right to education, health, safety and equity. They’re all things that all children should be entitled to. But for at risk youth getting them is not a guarantee. We caught up with the Executive Director of Children’s Defense Fund-New York, Samantha Levine, and one of the scholars who has beaten the odds, Elphram Chowdhury. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
The effects of climate change can be devastating for our local wildlife, but there is hope. A report on the problems and the success stories. Role models and mentors help form young minds. We’ll tell you about a program that is pairing up those who yearn to teach with those in need of valuable lessons. Whether she is on the […]
Joel Rodriguez wants to unseat Bill de Blasio for Mayor of New York City. Staten Island’s Alice Austen was a turn of the century trail blazing artist. The home she shared with her long-time partner officially declared today a national LGBTQ historic landmark. We’re on the scene at “Clear Comfort.” From New York harbor to the Far East, get a […]
Our “Chasing The Dream” initiative takes us from the gridiron to the classroom. We talk to former New York Giants Super Bowl champ Amani Toomer, as he teams up with the United Way to pave the way for kids in need.
“Treasures of New York” takes us to the forefront of academic progress. We get an inside look at a new state-of-the art facility that is saving lives.