Closing the Achievement Gap

The Salvation Army handout

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To close the achievement gap, the New Rochelle Corps of The Salvation Army with the help of Pistis is raising money to build a healthy meals program for local school districts and a mobile computer lab.
Healthy, scratch-cooked meals can be enjoyable for children, affordable for school districts, and valuable for teachers who need children to be nourished and focused.
The Obamas at DCCK

President Barack Obama checks in on First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia as they prepare burritos while volunteering at the DC Central Kitchen in Washington, D.C., on Martin Luther King Day

Click image for interview with Robert Egger, founder of DCCK.

At DC Central Kitchen, they have prepared nearly 6,300 healthy, scratch-cooked breakfasts, lunches, and suppers each day for children at 10 public and private schools in Washington, DC.  They are proving that healthy, scratch-cooked meals can be enjoyable for children, affordable for school districts, and valuable for teachers who need children to be nourished and focused.

Mark Bittman

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Free WiFi in the Parks

We will bring Free WiFi to Lincoln Park & Ruby Dee Park at Library Green in New Rochelle

Free WiFi in the Parks

Free WiFi in the Parks
Building a Network to Bridge the Digital Divide
Thursday, September 15th at 6:30 pm
The Salvation Army
22 Church Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801
(l. to r.)Clayton Banks, Samsung President of Global Innovation Center David Eun, Congressman Charles Rangel, and Silicon Harlem Co-founder Bruce Lincoln. Click image to visit Silicon Harlem website

(l. to r.) Clayton Banks, President Samsung Global Innovation Center David Eun, Congressman Charles Rangel, and Silicon Harlem Co-founder Bruce Lincoln. Click image to visit Silicon Harlem website

Clayton Banks is the Founder, President and Executive Producer of Ember Media Corporation. He has been a pioneer in the cable and communications industry for over two decades. He leads the vision for Ember Media, a development group that builds digital solutions and interactive applications for top brands and non-profit organizations, across multiple platforms.
Banks is also the Founder and Co-Executive Producer of Silicon Harlem. The mission of Silicon Harlem is to transform Harlem into a Innovation and Technology Hub. Silicon Harlem is designed to galvanize the community, collaborate with anchor institutions, and work with the political infrastructure of Harlem to attract investment, co-working spaces, incubators, startups, and technology companies.
terrance jackson rob murat

Terrance Jackson with singer and actor Rob Murat

Terrance Jackson is the publisher of New Ro Magazine and the founder of StartUpTown. In the past he founded EmailQpons.com (an email marketing company) and DealsVA.com (a local deal-of-the-day website). Terrance is also a former New York City public high school teacher who taught at Morris High School in the South Bronx and at George Washington High School in Washington Heights. He was the head coach of the Track and Field team and Cross Country team at Spring Valley High School in Rockland County.
In addition, he was a computer programmer and analyst at IBM, where he supported the Air Force Satellite Control Network at Schriever Air Force Base.  He is the author of Putting It All Together and the creator and producer of Live From VA that interviewed such guests as: Academy Award winner Mo’NiqueRussell Simmons & Rev RunKanye WestPharell Willams & Chad Hugo (the Neptunes), and Katt Williams.

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