New York Times | March 26, 2020
She’s 10, Homeless and Eager to Learn. But She Has No Internet.
Thousands of students living in shelters and doubled up in overcrowded apartments have not received web-enabled devices for online learning. Add to that the complication of adapting traditional lesson plans to be taught online, and the city has been faced with an enormous and unprecedented undertaking.
Recreating a classroom on the internet is a logistical challenge that comes with a learning curve for students, teachers and parents.
And it is already leaving poor and vulnerable students behind — especially the estimated 114,000 children who live in shelters and unstable housing.Read More
The Real Deal | January 03, 2019
Raising the stakes on homeless space
To get a handle on the city’s fast-growing homeless population, Mayor de Blasio announced his Turning the Tide initiative in February 2017. The plan seeks…
Bronx Times | December 28, 2018
Holiday Cheer Comes To Bronx Win Shelter Families
WIN, formerly Women in Need, held its third annual holiday crafting party for residents of a Bronx-based family shelter on Wednesday, December 19.
NY Daily News | December 24, 2018
Formerly homeless family gets new apartment just in time for Christmas
Bernarda Saavedra, Erik Martinez and their daughters, Yianni and Idlee, found themselves homeless after a nasty eviction landed them in a Queens Win shelter. They…
The New York Times | December 12, 2018
When Days Aren’t So Sunny: Sesame Street Takes on Homelessness
he New York Timesreported on the launch of Sesame Street’s new homelessness initiative. Lily, a character introduced seven years ago to address child hunger, has…
Sesame Street In Communities | December 06, 2018
Children from Win shelters are featured in Sesame Street’s “Home is…” videos.
NY Daily News | December 04, 2018
Exclusive: De Blasio to convert nearly 500 NYC ‘cluster site’ homeless apartments to affordable housing
With the exploding number of homeless still hovering at record levels, Mayor de Blasio will announce Tuesday a nearly-done deal to convert 468 shelter apartments…