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Welcome to our e-Newsletter launch page. Here you'll be able to browse through our current and past e-Newsletters to see what we are planning and what we've done. We hope this electronic communication becomes a useful resource for you, and a convenient way for you to stay informed on all our great programs and services.

 

 

 

 

September - October 2016

Sept.-Oct. 2016

NIA ushered in Halloween in style on Saturday, October 29 at the organization’s Halloween Spooktacular.

The Spooktacular event was held in front of NIA's home office and featured a myriad of activities for both the youbg and old in the crowd including free fun, from live performances and music to games and a photo booth.

View news coverage of the event


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August 2016

On July 12th, the NIA Storming Steppers of I.S. 443 New Voices were invited by the First Lady of NYC, Chirlane McCray, to celebrate Malala Day at City Hall. The steppers, who won the citywide competition for middle schoolers, performed in the Blue Room for the first lady and her guests in an intimate setting and were individually given awards for promoting gender equality in their community. Their message of Girl Power has been spread far and wide. The first lady later re-tweeted their performance.

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July 2016

On June 4, the Storming Steppers step team from NIA/IS 443-New Voices took the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater and rocked the house! After a video introduced the packed Harlem house to “the ladies [who] are standing up for female empowerment — taking their message to their community, across the city, and nationwide, speaking to female leaders in media and business, including Ida Siegal of NBC News and Kierna Mayo of Ebony Magazine,” the Steppers gave a masterful performance, which propelled them into first place in the Step It Up NYC Final Showcase, Jr. Division!
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June 2016

June 2016

The NIA/New Voices Green Team is spreading the greening love with the faculty, staff, and administration of their school! As a thank you for their hard work and dedication to the New Voices community, plantings from their Carton Garden are being shared, along with compostable bags of organic soil, so that the lovely flowers, plants, greens, and herbs can be replanted into gardens, containers, and window boxes all around our city!

BREAKING NEWS: The NIA/New Voices Green Team took second place in the city-wide SONYC Game Changers competition for Civic Engagement! And NIA/IS 187’s tutoring project, NIA Tiny Brains Squared came in third in the Service Learning Category!
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May 2016

Golden-agers from nine Brooklyn Senior Centers stormed the Rex Manor dance floor on May 5 and 11. The first two of three scheduled “Senior Proms” were huge successes as the seniors participated in an evening of dancing and dining. NIA middle-school volunteers joined in the celebration, helping to ensure that all of the guests got to strut their stuff and enjoy one another’s company!

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Mid-April 2016

Mid-April 2016

NIA/New Bridges students have been spending the entire month learning about health and nutrition. They have studied the food pyramid, made their own restaurants, and are gearing up to film their own commercials. Before they open their doors to the public, however, the students performed a few taste tests, the better to set their menus. With fruit kabobs and cracker snack ssortments,MasterChef Junior may want to keep an eye out for a new wave of competition!
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Late-March 2016

Late March 2016

A group of NYC Junior Ambassadors from NIA Community Services Network’s Intermediate School 192, Brooklyn journeyed to United Nations Headquarters. The 14 students are part of a program that encourages middle schoolers to participate in future social change using the U.N. as an educational resource. The NYC Junior Ambassadors program, in its inaugural year, operates under the aegis of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. NIA’s program is one of only 11 schools city-wide and one of only two afterschool programs chosen to participate.
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Mid-March 2016

Que pasa? SU-CASA! The NIA/SU-CASA residency at Boro Park Neighborhood Center is a dual-language cultural arts program led by master craftsman Xun Ye of Puppetry in Practice. Seniors may drop into art classes at the center, which are held after lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 2:30PM from March 1 through April 20. Each class focuses on a different art project, celebrating Chinese culture. The classes will culminate in a public, open-gallery event.
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February 2016

February 2016

The Storming Steppers of NIA/New Voices have advanced to the finals of the Department of Youth and Community Development’s Step-It-Up Competition! Program Director Meredith Burns described everyone at the program as “excited and thrilled. The judges were incredibly impressed by the passion and precision of our team." The finals will take place at the legendary Apollo Theater in June!
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January 2016

January 2016

NIA Community Services Network opened their doors on January 7 to leaders from our many communities. NIA President Michael A. Bové, CEO Mary Anne Cino, Treasurer Joseph Iervasi, Secretary Deborah Iemma, Board Members Mario Costantino, Ida D’Amelio, and Executive Director Rosa Casella greeted more than 150 people who came by to celebrate the beginning of the New Year.
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