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Kids choose books to read

First Book giveaway in Manhattan

A First Book giveaway at PS 33 in Manhattan on Feb. 4, co-sponsored by the UFT and the AFT, distributed 5,000 free books to students who are asylum seekers, recent immigrants and newcomers to New York City public schools.

Middle School Scavenger Hunt

Middle School Scavenger Hunt

UFT members, along with their families and friends, raced against the clock on the coldest day of the year to find the answers to these questions and others at the first-ever UFT Middle School Division’s Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt on Feb. 4.

CTE Awards 2023

Career and Technical Education Awards

Educators, family members and community partners attended the UFT's annual Career and Technical Education celebration on Feb. 3 at UFT headquarters in Manhattan, where 85 educators and community partners were honored.

Clinicians appreciation day

Clinicians Appreciation Day 2023

Social workers and school psychologists marked Clinicians Appreciation Day in person at UFT headquarters on Jan. 13 for the first time since the pandemic began.

African heritage dinner

African Heritage Committee Awards Dinner Dance 2023

The UFT African Heritage Committee Awards Dinner restored music and festivity to its 20th annual event on Feb. 3, reflected in its theme: “Thriving Into Our Future.”

Shelvy Young-Abrams

Recognizing 53 years of fighting for paras

"If you're a paraprofessional, please stand up," UFT President Michael Mulgrew said to the crowd at Teacher Union Day on Nov. 6. As scores of paraprofessionals stood to thunderous applause, he turned to Shelvy Young-Abrams, their just-retired chapter leader, on the stage beside him.