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
New York Daily News | July 09, 2020
Readers sound off on school reopenings, racist team names and Amy Cooper
Christine C. Quinn, president and CEO, WIN: Families are in dire need of rental assistance. A housing crisis will arrive when enhanced unemployment benefits and…
CNN Español | July 08, 2020
325.000 hogares podrían ser desalojados en Nueva York por no pagar el alquiler
Muchos habitantes de Nueva York no han podido pagar la renta como consecuencia del desempleo, que se incrementó desde que inició la pandemia. Aunque el…
NY1 | July 02, 2020
Twin Homeless Students Defy the Odds, Have Big Goals Ahead
“We still battle these stereotypes that the homeless are lazy, that they don’t want to work, that they’re drug addicts that they’re you know hopeless….
Bronx Times | July 02, 2020
‘Achieving the unthinkable’: Highbridge teen tells of his journey to higher education
Jones, who lives in WIN supportive housing, grew up in a rough area. He was bullied in elementary and middle school, which caused depression, anxiety,…
Politico | June 30, 2020
New York is facing a potential explosion in homelessness
“What happens is a crisis becomes a catastrophe,” Christine Quinn, executive director of the shelter provider Win and former speaker of the City Council, said…
Curbed | June 26, 2020
Why NYC Kids Are Fighting to Bring Back the City’s Summer Jobs Program
The decision to cancel SYEP drew criticism from former Speaker of the New York City Council Christine Quinn, who called it an “outrage … cruel and shortsighted”…