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Volunteering

Here are some photos from a recent outing our students took to the M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden to do some spring planting prep work. More on the garden below…

From https://www.mkgarden.org/

M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden is a kind of “communal backyard” for those who live and work in the area. By volunteering to participate as gardeners, we express a shared interest and commitment to gardening, as well as acknowledging that we are also here to maintain the garden as a community green space.

In exchange for this small patch of nature, we’ve agreed to be active participants in the maintenance and growth of this valuable community resource. Members have responsibilities which, when shared equally among all of us, are not time consuming or difficult.

The M’Finda Kalunga Garden means “Garden at the Edge of the Other Side of the World” in the Kikongo language. It is named in memory of the “second” African American burial ground that was located on nearby Chrystie Street between Rivington and Stanton Streets.

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New Literacy Review!

Last night we celebrated the release of the Literacy Review, Volume 17 at NYU. The Literacy Review is an annual collection of writing by adult education students throughout New York City, and it is produced and published by the NYU Gallatin Writing Program, under the leadership of Professor June Foley. Advanced Writing Class student Marilia Valengo, along with many other adult literacy students across NYC, read before a crowd of over 200 people.

In the video below you will see writers included in this year Literacy Review talk about their writing – watch for Advanced Writing Class student Murielle Mobengo at the 1:05 mark:

More posts on the Literacy Review to come!

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Invitation to Asian Heritage Month Event

This is your invitation to Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Event.

Dear Neighbor–

You are invited to N.Y. State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou’s APA Heritage Month Event on Saturday, May 18th from 12-3:00 P.M. at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at 3 Spruce Street. 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the rich culture and heritage of the APA community throughout history. This year, we will present community heroes for their exceptional contributions to their professional fields and our community.

There will be performances, food, and family-fun activities. Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to come!

If you or anyone you know is interested in attending, or if you have any questions, please RSVP by e-mailing info@yuhlineniou.org or by calling (212) 312-1420.

We hope to see you there!

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Welcome Parents

As Parent-Teacher Conferences are around the corner, it will be nice to see how other immigrant parents from different countries prepare themselves together with other parents. Join them while watching the video and reading the script!

Click here to read the script of Welcome Parents.

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