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Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

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Marlin Heads to TFA!

UAP is thrilled to announce that Marlin Almonte, a valued member of the UAP family, has been accepted to Teach for America in Richmond, CA! Marlin is an UAP alumni and Nagler Scholar who has served as an iConnect mentor since the program's inception in 2012. Her contributions as a young person and employee of UAP ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

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Why Study Romeo & Juliet Again?

At Secondary School for Law, Ms. Anthony's class, aided by Teaching Artist Chesney Snow, developed a hands on curriculum where students created various ensembles, each tasked with performing the roles of an acting company (ie. costume, visual and sound design, directing, and acting). Students explored Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and produced a Shakespeare Festival. The entire 12th grade participated in ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

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Get Your Jingle On!

Dance students at JHS 218 took the stage twice this holiday season to showcase their moves! Lead by Teaching Artist Farrah Bell, students have been learning various forms of dance with the process focused on spatial awareness and teamwork. Students worked as individuals learning movements and in groups provided peer support. The works are created from ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

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Drumming for the Community

A recent field trip brought MS53s African Drumming class to the doors of Central Assisted Living for the students’ first drumming performance outside of the school.  One of the performers, Nicholas Rodriguez, has always been a good drummer, however this performance changed his whole external attitude. Prior to the performance, he was quiet, did his work, and enjoyed ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

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The Academy Winter Showcase!

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 I am amazed. Beyond astounded at The Academy team's ability to transform the conference room into a stage. In just a matter of half an hour, a place where we come to grind our noses into our work had become the most inspiring atmosphere I've experienced during my time at UAP. The ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

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Daybreaker Celebrates Anniversary With 6AM Dance Party to Support UAP!

We were lucky enough to start off this morning with a 6 am dance party thanks to one of our most creative sponsors, DAYBREAKER. Hundreds of intrepid New Yorkers joined together on the boat that cruised around the Hudson while DJ Scumfrog, a brass band from Julliard, and giant puppet jellyfish amazed the crowd. We're incredibly grateful ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

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Nina Sky Visits Community Action School!

Students in the Chorus Club at Community Action School received a surprise visit from Nina Sky last week! They worked with the students on developing harmony by learning the song "Starting today." After learning the song, students took part in a Q&A with the duo- their questions ranged from what's your favorite color to how did you ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

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Self Confidence Through Story Telling

Abu is a returning Story Studio student. The artwork above is his self portrait, created in the first phase of the Story Studio program. Teaching Artist Brian Womack spoke with Abu's teacher Mrs. Souers and the AP of ESL, Mrs. Lampert, about Abu's growth over the last year and a half as a result of his participation in our ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

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Students Experience History Through Arts Integration!

Retelling historical events can be difficult, but retelling your favorite scene in a movie or video game is a piece of cake. Well not for long! Mr. William's eighth grade classes are learning how to storyboard events from their history books, through the use of sensory language, and the use of  three types of shots: close ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

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Career Day at Graphics High School!

Site Coordinator Rhiannon Murphy recently organized a career day for students at Graphics High School. Graphics is a school that is currently in the process of phasing out, meaning that the school will be closed within the next few years. The career panel included Lawyer Jeanine Conley, filmmaker Sonia Gonzalez, Broadway actress Kenya Massey, MC Dres, and UAP's ... Continue reading ›