Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Summer School: Youth Portraits Showcase

We are currently in the process of completing session 2 of our New Design Summer Institute, a project based credit recovery summer course called Youth Portraits, partnered with our lead cultural partner Urban Arts Partnership (formerly known as Working Playground). This Friday, July 18, 2008, twenty-five of our New Design students will culmintate this intensive literacy course by sharing their work with our communities at large. Students that participated in the Youth Portraits class will share their written autobiographical moment essays, their recorded Youth Portrait and added sound design work as well as their illustrated chap books. Teachers Tracee Worley, Laura Rubin, Theresa Stanley, Ben Rojas and Jesse Pais worked really hard to move this group through an array of autobiographical literature, monologues and theatre pieces, illustration and comic book storyboards all while balancing the teaching, learning, student relationships and fun! Imagine that!

Should you like to join us in the celebration of the Youth Portraits project, please join us:

When: Friday, July 18, 2008
Where: Urban Arts Partnership Office
414 Broadway @ Canal
Buzzer #6
Time: 10:00am -12:30pm
Why: Because you love supporting the youth in the arts!

Light refreshments will be provided.


No 1's Done It Right Presents:
A Fundraiser for New Design High School
July 26, 2008: SAVE THE DATE!
at Open Road Park
439 E. 12th Street, New York, NY
3:00 pm-7:00 pm

No 1s Done It Right, in association with Network Edutainment Group, will host Kid ‘N’ Play: The Bloc Party, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Open Road Park. Headlining musical acts, food vendors and an array of activities will unfold in a dazzling street festival catering to all ages. The neighborhood, best-known for its delicious restaurants, will come together in food and fun, to celebrate its very own, New Design High School.

Performances from NYC’s finest will light up the bloc, while DJ-favorite’s spin sets guaranteed to keep the crowd moving. Universal/SRC recording artist, Camp Lo, Network Edutainment Group's Loj, and Jade are set to perform, along with Complex Magazine's DJ Treats, Kev Sakoda and Melo-x on the turntables. As always, the event will provide an exciting means to raise money for those in need, with half of the proceeds going directly to the 2008-2009 programs of the New Design High School.

Please save the date and come out and support! For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Baltazar of New Design at or No 1's Done It Right, Nosarieme Garrick at 347.749.9824 or email -