Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cooper Hewitt's Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn!

Last night, New Design students had the opportunity to attend Cooper Hewitt's Teen Design Fair. In attendance were a wide variety of professional fashion designers, graphic designers, industrial designers, and architects who answered the students' questions and gave them feedback on their portfolios.

The highlight of the evening was the keynote speech by Tim Gunn, Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne and co-host of Bravo's Project Runway. He is pictured above speaking with New Design's Devin, Nora, Juanise, and Amy, giving them feedback on their work and design advice.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Big Brother Big Sisters: Mentoring Kick-Off!

New Design is happy to launch year 2 of our partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS) with a group of our 10th grade girls and Devries Public Relations Firm in Manhattan, New York.

Last spring NDHS piloted the program and were fortunate enough to be matched with Devries PR Firm, the Big Sisters are highly dedicated, professional and have built great relationships with our young women ( the littles!). We are so honored by their commitment of both the Bigs and our Littles.

About BBBS: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City is to provide mentors to all children who need caringadult role models - special friends who can help expandtheir horizons, realize their potential and enrichtheir futures - changing their lives. For more information check out http://www.bigsnyc.org/

About Devries: Please check out their site at http://www.devries-pr.com/

We are super proud of our participants! Thank you Juanise, Monique, Toni, Tamika, Rosie, Deanna, Tanesha, Nora, Melanie, Samantha and Paige!

Stay tuned for our 9th grade BBBS launch next week!