Thursday, June 21, 2012

ESI and the New Design Gents

New Design "Gents"

On August 4th, 2011 Mayor Bloomberg announced the launch of the Young Men's Initiative to tackle the broad disparities slowing the advancement of black and Latino men.  The comprehensive program includes NYC Department of Education's Expanded Success Initiative (ESI).  Last week, New Design High School was selected as one of 40 schools chosen to receive the ESI grant.  The multi-year grant rewards schools up to $100,000 a year to build comprehensive support and achievement programs for supporting the development of Latino and African American boys.  

The New Design program will expand the work we already do at the school with our Urban Arts Partnership iDesign Program and the New Design Gents.   

To learn more about the program and our selection check out the Gotham Schools article. "Schools Picked to Pioneer College Prep Program For Young Men."

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