Williamsburg- Greenpoint residents, elected officials and city-wide housing activists gathered at the East River water front on May 22 to call out Mayor Bloomberg for guaranteeing 3,500 affordable housing units back in 2005 and not living up to the promise.
Local council members, activists and children rallied on the steps of city hall on May 22 during a press conference demanding that Mayor Bloomberg restore the proposed $106 million budget cuts to libraries throughout New York City.
Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson outlined his vision for the future of New York City public schools on May 15 at New York University where he discussed his plan to focus more on early- childhood education.
Angelight Films held their Third Annual Fundraiser on May 1st in Manhattan where children with brain and spinal tumors had the opportunity to present their own short films.
Social work major Irene Hanna discussed her experience while visiting a children’s center in the Republic of Moldova during York College’s Student Research Day on Apr. 18.
Week of March 18th
Meet Ingris Diaz! A 21-year-old mother from Long Island, NY who juggles school, work and a 5-year-old daughter named Natalie.
On March 4th, The NY Daily News posted an article on its website by Erin Durkin titled “SHAME CAMPAIGN: NYC ad campaign on teen pregnancy marshals crying babies.” The article discusses the New York City Human Resources Administration’s new Teen Pregnancy Prevention campaign, which has featured ads that display the consequences of teen pregnancy. These ads are meant to send a message to teens to avoid pregnancy by clearly stating the consequences of having children at a young age. One of the ads state, “I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen.” Other ads aim to get teens thinking about child support, the cost of having a child per year, and what happens after the young couple separates.
After a lot of thinking, I realized that I wanted to create a blog based on being a young mom. The one thing I value the most is motherhood so I think my best work can come from focusing on this topic. Continue reading