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Sheena Minott

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PUSH Winter Showcase @ MDPHS

Parents United for Successful High Schools (PUSH) mounts a ground-level response to the needs of children and families in crisis. Research from the Harvard Family Research Project showed us ways to engage low-income families by understanding and directly responding to their needs, interests, and economic realities. PUSH taps into the energy of parental love and promotes a widerange of benefits for our children, including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior,and increased likelihood of high school graduation. Key and unique elements here are Carnival, our family engagement workshop series, and Family Dinner, which invites families to the school to share a communal meal (provided at no cost by partner schools)with their children to do homework around the table. The UAP ... Continue reading ›

Sheena Minott

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Students of MDPHS talk Stop And Frisk

Post by students Vladimir  & Candice The MDPHS Urban Arts Partnership team went on a journey to SoHo and experienced how stop and frisk affects people in the community. At the event there were pictures of people that were killed by cops and sadly one of our Urban Arts students saw someone she knew in the pictures and shed tears ... Continue reading ›

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Teachers Need Love Too!

On Wednesday, December 18th, the teachers at Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School were treated to a well deserved appreciation lunch in their honor. iDESIGN students and PUSH interns were charged with the task of making sure their teachers felt special along with Urban Arts staff members from iDESIGN, PUSH, Story Studio, Fresh Prep and Brotherhood Sisterhood.     Continue reading ›