This Month at EHTP: October 2017

Supporting DREAMers, committing to anti-racism work, and celebrating our core values.

Time is Running Out! Support DREAMers Now

Our country depends on the energy, commitment, and vitality of immigrants who play a critical role in the future of America. The list of conditions that President Trump released to Congress in exchange for backing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) turns DREAMers into bargaining chips and ties their fate to the passage of inhumane anti-immigrant policies.

The clock is ticking on the deadline for passing the Dream Act. At East Harlem Tutorial Program we support all students and their families regardless of where they come from or what they believe in. It’s time we stop dehumanizing DREAMers and start treating them with dignity and compassion.

There is great urgency to make our voices heard by Congress. Please join us to continue to support our immigrant students and families. Together we can fight for what is right and uphold cherished values of dignity, equity, and justice for all.

What you can do:

  • Call your representative right now to support a #DreamAct that is not tied to hard-line and cruel anti-immigrant security measures. Ask your friends and family to reach out too. Click here to find your representative.
  • Teach at East Harlem Scholars Academies and join our fight for social justice and racial equity. Register for our November 8 Meet and Greet and learn more about our program and philosophy.
  • Apply to the East Harlem Teaching Residency. Train to become a teacher in New York City and be part of our effort to ensure that all students have access to high-quality education. The deadline to apply to the East Harlem Teaching Residency is November 1.
East Harlem Spotlight: Aguilar Library Recognized for Second Year

The NYC Neighborhood Library Award recognized the Aguilar Library with a $10,000 prize for the second year in a row! Take a moment to visit the library at 174 E 110th Street and say hello to Valerie Garcia (featured in photo).

Garcia is one of our East Harlem Heroes with a classroom named after her at Scholars Academy II.
EHTP All-Staff Summit Focuses on Anti-Racism

Staff from across East Harlem Tutorial Program and East Harlem Scholars Academies gathered together in October for our biannual All-Staff Summit.

During this full day of professional development, we continued discussions around how we, as educators and staff, can combat systemic racism and engage in anti-racist and anti-oppression work.

Led by Border Crossers, staff talked about the impact that unconscious biases have on students as well as colleagues. In the afternoon, staff broke into small PD sessions on topics such as mindfulness and self-care, restorative practices, and incorporating technology to promote creativity in the classroom.

The summit is also a time for us to celebrate staff who exemplify EHTP’s Core Values (Service, Courage, Humility, Originality, Leadership, Achievement, Reflection). This fall, we recognized Shardané Berrien, Jessica Zannikos, George Oma, and Karin Gonzalez. Congratulations!
Consider EHTP for Your End-of-Year Giving

With your support, EHTP can continue to provide East Harlem students from Pre-K through college with excellent educational programs, and help them develop their best possible selves. The work we do is possible thanks to generous donors like you. Please consider giving to EHTP this season.



🏀 Play basketball, support EHTP! – Hit the courts on November 3 for EHTP’s annual 3-on-3 Corporate Basketball Challenge! Click here for more information and to register. All funds raised go to benefit EHTP. For questions, please contact Melissa Benjamin.

🚌 Visit East Harlem Scholars Academies on November 8!– Discover why you should grow your career with us! Join us for a Meet and Greet with scholars and school leaders! Learn more about Scholars Academies’ student-centered approach and responsive and restorative culture! RSVP here.

🍂 Fall is here and you know what that means?! It’s time to join our volunteer team! Be a tutor, mentor, and friend to our scholars. Learn more and apply today! Unable to volunteer? You can still support EHTP’s mission by donating here.

📝 EHTP is hiring! Are you a mission-driven individual with a passion for educational equity? Know someone who’s interested in a career in the education and non-profit sectors? We have a variety of positions open at our central office and public charter schools. Check out available positions here.

“We are too culturally rich to force ourselves into ghettos of narrow nationalism.”
– Jack Agüeros, East Harlem activist

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