Author Archive of Westharlem

#DegreesNYC – New Community Initiative to Address College Access Inequities

Goddard Riverside Options Center, Graduate NYC and Young Invincibles are leading an effort to bring the NYC community together to address inequities in college access and success through a new project called #DegreesNYC. We are particularly trying to address racial/ethnic and income gaps in post-secondary readiness, enrollment and completion rates. To join the conversation, come to a Manhattan Borough Meeting on Thursday, March 31 from 4 - 6:30 pm

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Help Decide How to Spend $1 Million Dollars in Your Community

What is Participatory Budgeting? PB lets the whole community participate in decision-making. It’s a yearlong process of public meetings, to make sure that people have the time and resources to make wise decisions. Community members discuss local needs and develop proposals to meet these needs. Through a public vote, residents then decide which proposals to fund. Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly

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Steps Arranged by Women, With History, at Dance Theater of Harlem, NYTimes

Lately, the world of ballet has been scrutinized and criticized for two things: its lack of diversity and the paucity of female choreographers. Dance Theater of Harlem has the first one covered. This season, it will do something about the second. Sitting behind her desk at this company’s headquarters recently, the artistic director Virginia Johnson was eager to talk about two women in particular. One was Dianne McIntyre, the esteemed modern dance

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Friends of St Nicholas Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Friendship Garden Meeting

Lucille McClarey Wicked Friendship Garden Meeting. Join us for the next garden meeting: Sunday, March 20th at 3pm in the garden. Everyone welcome! Friendship Garden 499 W 150th Street/Amsterdam

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Community Solar – First Information Session | February 2, 6PM

On February 2nd from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, along with our project partner Here Comes Solar NYC, will be hosting the first meeting of our new community solar initiative. This program will provide technical assistance and information for residents and property owners in Northern Manhattan who are interested in gaining access to affordable and reliable solar energy. During the planning process for the Northern Manhattan

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Farmers Market – Washington Heights & Inwood

175th Street Greenmarket 175th (btw. Wadsworth & Broadway) Thursday, 8am - 4pm Accepts: EBT, Debit/Credit, WIC, Senior FMNP Fort Washington Green Market 168th Street and Ft. Washington Tuesday, 8am – 5pm Accepts: EBT, WIC, Senior FMNP Inwood Green Market Isham Street (btw. Seaman Avenue & Copper) Saturday, 8am – 3pm Accepts: EBT, WIC, Senior FMNP

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Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens – Washington Heights and Inwood Resource Guide

Food Pantries (Free groceries in your neighborhood.  We suggest calling first to confirm the schedule) Our Lady of Lourdes Pantry 469 West 142nd Street (btw. Amsterdam Avenue and Convent Avenue) 212-862-4380 Wednesday 2pm - 4pm *Bring: Referral, Proof of address, ID Community League of the Heights 508 West 159th Street (btw. Broadway and Amsterdam AVenue) 212-795-4779 Wednesday and Saturday, 9am -0 11am *Bring: Proof of address, ID and Benefits

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Manhattanville Free Public Walking Tour, Saturday, November 21st – Learn About Your Neighborhood Before it Disappears!

Free Neighborhood Walking Tour -Traces, Places, Faces - The new "Manhattan-ville"...The "Manhattanville Factory District"Ironically these proposed box-like glass and steel high-rise buildings, with their offerings of exclusive services will have more to do with 21st Century "Manhattan" avarice than with any connection to the historic industrial "ville" or village being demolished in their name. What is bothersome is that there appears to be an emerging

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Free Business Assistance to Veterans in the Bronx and Manhattan
veteran services

The Washington Heights & Inwood Development Corporation (WHIDC) is a 501c-3 not-for-profit offering free business development counseling to veterans starting a new business or expanding an existing business in the Bronx and Manhattan. The WHIDC helps veterans with business and legal issues, develop business plans, cash flow projections, marketing strategies, licenses, certifications and provides direct business loans up to $50,000. Martin Collins

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