They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, one word sums up CFY’s 2012 Innovative Learning Awards: ‘inspiring.’ On June 14, 2012 CFY held their 2012 Innovative Learning Awards at the beautiful Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61. The Innovative Learning Awards is CFY’s annual fundraiser that brings together educators, leaders in the technology and digital learning community, and supporters of CFY to celebrate the organization’s accomplishments and to recognize innovation in K-12 education.
When event attendees arrived, they were greeted by a group of students in CFY’s program who were extremely focused on demonstrating the digital learning activities found on CFY’s free educational website, PowerMyLearning.com. Despite the crowd and lively networking, the students were on computers offering to guide guests through some of the educational games found on PowerMyLearning. Attendees enjoyed refreshments and pleasant music along with the great views of the Hudson River on a beautiful night. The crowd was able to network before the award ceremony in a comfortable and spacious setting. The staff at CFY was attentive and very informative about their programs.
After the reception, guests enjoyed an engaging award ceremony. CFY honored Michael K. Powell, President and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, as the 2012 Visionary of the Year for his leadership in the technology arena and his commitment to improving education. CFY acknowledged Gamestar Mechanic as the Family Learning Software of the Year. The award was accepted by Michael Angst, Founder and CEO of E-Line Media, the developer of this software. The final award of the evening, Parent of the Year, went to the mother of a student at one of CFY’s partner schools in New York City in recognition of her dedication to her child’s education.
As a leader in using digital learning to help low-income students do better in school, CFY’s unique programs focus on learning inside the classroom, as well as in other environments outside of the classroom. CFY works with students, parents, and teachers through their Digital Learning Program and PowerMyLearning.com. PowerMyLearning.com, a free educational website, makes it easy to access and use online activities and helpful resources to meet the full range of K-12 learning needs. CFY was recently awarded $7 Million from the Broad, Kellogg, and Gates foundations to support PowerMyLearning. Through the Digital Learning Program, the organization partners with high-poverty middle schools across the country to provide digital learning tools and training for teachers, students, and their families. CFY has gone from serving 230 families in 1999, when it was founded, to now having served over 50,000 families. Hats off to CFY for a wonderful event and innovative programs that make you think differently about education via digital learning!
Covered by Mitchell Acks and Angel Crawford, One Source Resource (OSR)
The Junior Committee (JC) for the New York Center for Children (NYCC) held their event to aid the underprivileged and abused children of New York City on June 28 on the spacious private roof deck of Martha Stewart in Chelsea arts district.
The diverse professional attendees fine wine supplied by Tribeca Wine Merchants, beer from Brooklyn Brewery and cheeses with beautiful views of Hudson River and downtown area. The guests were able to bid on neat items like a safari in Africa, spa at Waldorf and other gifts during the silent auction. It was nice to see Martha Stewart lending her support despite her busy schedule.
The Junior Committee (JC) for the New York Center for Children (NYCC) is dedicated to fighting child abuse and actively helps raising funds and awareness for the NYCC through a variety of educational, engaging and entertaining programs and events.
The funds raised by this and other events would have a full time social worker. The social worker providing individual therapy to 10 more children a year, providing group therapy to an additional group of 8 foster care children, and providing comprehensive evaluation services to 50 additional children annually.
Another way the funds are used where children at NYCC are provided with free individualized tutoring and/or mentoring. In addition, the children and families are invited to art nights, earth day celebrations, holiday parties, summer events and more.Funding for these activities would provide art supplies, decorations, refreshments at special events, tutoring materials and more.
-Written by Mitchell Acks, One Source Resource (OSR)
Looking for proof that the Flatiron area is a culinary hotspot? Look no further than Celebrate Flatiron Chefs, where you’ll find a host of award-winning names, including 2012 James Beard Best Chef: New York Award-winner Michael Anthony, from Gramercy Tavern; Food & Wine’s 2010 “Best New Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” Season Four contestant, Missy Robbins, from A Voce; James Beard 2011 “Outstanding Pastry Chef” Award-winner Angela Pinkerton, of Eleven Madison Park; and 2012 Michelin starred Veritas with Sam Hazen, among plenty of others!
Madison Square Park invites culinary enthusiasts to come sample the award-winning fare at Celebrate Flatiron Chefs, Tuesday, July 17. Proceeds help fund free programs and seasonal plantings.
Tickets can be purchased at madisonsquarepark.org or by calling 212-538-0018. Proceeds help fund park horticulture and free programs. Celebrate Flatiron Chefs! is supported by Time Out New York magazine, Delta Air Lines and Maker’s Mark.
What: Celebrate Flatiron Chefs!, a tasting feast featuring 27 neighborhood restaurants.
When: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Where: Madison Square Park, enter at 24th Street and Madison Ave
How: Tickets are $275 for early admission at 5:30pm, or $175 for general entry at 6:30pm. Purchase tickets at madisonsquarepark.org or by calling 212-538-0018
Participating Restaurants and Chefs: Almond, Jason Weiner, Hillary Naishtat; A Voce, Missy Robbins; Boqueria, Marc Vidal; The Cannibal, Michael Berardino; Choza Taqueria, Dominic Giuliano; Ciano, Shea Gallante; craftbar, Tom Colicchio, Lauren Hirschberg; EATALY, Alex Pilas; Eleven Madison Park, Angela Pinkerton; Gramercy Tavern, Michael Anthony; Hill Country Barbecue Market, Elizabeth Karmel, Charles Grund Jr.; Hill Country Chicken, Elizabeth Karmel, Charles Grund Jr.; The Hurricane Club, Craig Koketsu; ilili, Philippe Massoud, Erik Osol; Junoon, Vikas Khanna; La Mar Cebicheria, Victoriano Lopez; La Promenade des Anglais, Alain Allegretti; Maialino, Nicholas Anderer; Millesime, Laurent Manrique, Alan Ashkinaze; No. 7 Sub, Tyler Kord; Pranna, Toshi Nukui; Resto, Michael Berardino; Rickshaw Dumpling Bar; SD26 Restaurant and Wine Bar, Matteo Bergamini; Terroir Murray Hill, John LoManto; Veritas, Sam Hazen; Shake Shack; Ciao Bella Gelato Thirst Quenchers: Argo Tea, Brooklyn Brewery, GuS-Grown-up Soda, Long Island Wineries, Maker’s Mark, PipeLine Brands, Proof Positive Beverages Stumptown Coffee Roasters and VOSS Artesian Water from Norway