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Feature stories | March 1, 2018 >>

When tragedy struck, one Brooklyn family found out they could count on a school community.

News stories | January 4, 2018 >>

With the season's first snowfall dusting the streets, the holidays came early for 150 homeless children who celebrated at the annual holiday party hosted by the UFT and the Coalition for the Homeless on Dec. 9.

Vperspective | January 4, 2018 >>

Operation Agua is committed to delivering 100,000 water purifiers to Puerto Rican residents and businesses.

News briefs | December 7, 2017 >>

Hurricane Maria left nearly one million Americans in Puerto Rico without clean drinking water, and the American Federation of Teachers is stepping up to help.

News stories | December 7, 2017 >>

You can help by making a donation to the UFT Disaster Relief Fund to support Operation Agua, an AFT initiative that brings water purification systems to Puerto Rican families. A $30 donation is enough to provide one in-home purifier that filters up to 24 liters of safe water per day to a family in need.

Around the UFT | December 7, 2017 >>

PS 209 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, donated more than $1,000 to help the UFT provide homeless children with winter clothes at its annual Thanksgiving luncheon.

News stories | December 7, 2017 >>

There were new winter coats and accessories, fun activities and a Thanksgiving feast for 150 homeless students at the UFT's annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.

Feature stories | November 2, 2017 >>

Hold on to your hats! Students at PS 55 in Queens designed creative head coverings and held a hat parade to raise more than $600 for Heavenly Hats, an organization that helps cancer patients by providing them with wigs, scarves, hats and other head gear.

News stories | November 2, 2017 >>

UFT members in all five boroughs, Long Island and New Jersey put their pink to the pavement to help raise funds and awareness at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Oct. 15.

News stories | November 2, 2017 >>

The sight of hallways lined with pink balloons and teachers topped with pink wigs can only mean one thing: It’s Pink Day in public schools.

Labor spotlight | November 2, 2017 >>

At least 3 million people are still without electricity, at least a million are still without drinking water and at least 49 are dead.

News stories | October 5, 2017 >>

After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Bryan Platt, a Federation of Nurses/UFT member who works as an operating room nurse at Staten Island University Hospital South, was among those who stepped up to assist.

News | September 25, 2017 >>

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have established locations to drop off emergency supplies to help Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Around the UFT | August 3, 2017 >>

Seventeen students were honored and presented with laptops and printers at the UFT's first Bronx HS District and Pathway to Graduation Recognition Awards Ceremony and Dinner in June.

Around the UFT | July 6, 2017 >>

Nicole Barone will be a first-year teacher at PS 748 this fall, but she got a jump on building her classroom library by going to the FirstBook event co-sponsored by the UFT at PS 105 in Borough Park, Brooklyn on June 10.

News stories | July 6, 2017 >>

There is reason for optimism about the future knowing it will be in the hands of the students who won Albert Shanker college scholarships presented at the awards ceremony on May 23.

Around the UFT | July 6, 2017 >>

More than a thousand students from middle and high schools citywide came to UFT headquarters on May 25 for the annual Prom Boutique, where they chose outfits for their special nights.

News stories | June 1, 2017 >>

A resounding feeling of togetherness characterized this year’s UFT 5K Family Run/Walk, which took place on May 6 in Coney Island.

Around the UFT | June 1, 2017 >>

Nearly 600 middle and high school girls, including groups from around the city that traveled on 10 UFT-sponsored buses, went "shopping" at the Prom Boutique on April 29 at Nassau Community College on Long Island.

Around the UFT | June 1, 2017 >>

IS 93 Chapter Leader Subrina Cek, who passed away in February, was paid tribute at the UFT’s annual District 24 Scholarship Dinner Dance, which drew more than 300 educators and other members of the public school community on April 25.

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