Around the UFT

April 4, 2019

Future in Focus unionized jobs fair 2019

More than 200 public high school students at the third annual Future in Focus career fair — sponsored by the UFT’s High Schools Division and the AFL-CIO New York City Central Labor Council — learned about the benefits of unionized careers at UFT headquarters on March 15.

‘Stand for your vision’

It was a day of learning and fun for the 600 educators who attended the UFT’s 12th annual Early Childhood Conference on March 16. The conference theme “Innovate, Integrate, Motivate!” spotlighted the importance of a holistic approach to educating young learners.

The keys to a better school climate

About 350 counselors and aspiring counselors — the largest turnout ever — gathered at UFT headquarters at the 15th annual UFT School Counselors Conference to hone their professional skills, meet their colleagues and peruse a vendor fair with 40 exhibiters.

Social Worker Appreciation and PD Day

More than 400 social workers came to UFT headquarters in Manhattan on March 14 for the fourth annual Social Worker Appreciation and Professional Development Day.

Irish American Committee’s heritage celebration

More than 70 people enjoyed Irish food and culture at the UFT Irish American Committee’s annual heritage celebration on March 21 at union headquarters in Manhattan.

UFT Bronx College Fair

More than 2,100 students from 48 high schools traveled with their teachers to attend the UFT Bronx College Fair on March 22 at the union’s borough office.

Lunar New Year Banquet

Members packed Delight 28 restaurant in Manhattan’s Chinatown on March 15 to celebrate the Year of the Pig at the UFT’s Asian American Heritage Committee’s annual Lunar New Year Banquet.

Hellenic American Educators Association’s Greek Independence Day Celebration

The UFT’s Hellenic American Educators Association took a trip back in time at its Greek Independence Day Celebration on March 22 at UFT headquarters, where historical consultant and music composer Vassilios Chrissochos gave a video presentation titled “1821 — The Liberation of Greece.”

Men in Education symposium

The feeling that “we’re all in this together” was a big part of the fourth annual Men in Education symposium on March 2 at UFT headquarters in Manhattan.

Welfare Fund Medical Learning Series seminar

Nearly 100 UFT members turned out at union headquarters in Manhattan on March 14 to learn the latest information in treating breast cancer from Dr. Larry Norton of Memorial Sloan Kettering.

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