Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,
Thank you for all your hard work this year! I hope your family enjoys a restorative summer, and I look forward to seeing you at more UFT parent events after the break.
Check out these upcoming events and news you can use below.
UFT Parent-Community Liaison
- Saturday, June 15: Come to the 9th annual "Weekend Walk" from noon to 4 p.m. on East 204th Street between Bainbridge and Decatur Avenues. There will be games, face painting, bouncy castles, a petting zoo and more. See the flier »
- Thursday, June 20: There will be a career fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bronx Workforce1 Career Center, 400 E. Fordham Road. Apply for jobs including auto mechanic, cook, IT help desk manager and more. For more details, see the flier »
- Saturday, June 29: There will be a faith and community leader breakfast and overdose prevention training from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Mott Haven Reformed Church, 350 E. 146th St. Learn more and register »
- Friday, Aug. 9: Come to a Power for Healing Puerto Rico event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at El Barrio's Artspace at PS 109, 215 E. 99th St. There will be art and a silent auction. Tickets are $10. Learn more and register »
- Sunday, Sept. 22: Save the date for a NYC4PR march in support of Puerto Rico starting at 9:30 a.m. at White Park, 170 E. 106th St. in Manhattan. The march will proceed to Trump Tower. See the flier »
News you can use
- Summer literacy programs: Studies show that children who read during the summer come back to school in the fall on solid academic footing for the next grade. See a list of summer reading programs in NYC »
- Free summer meals at Bronx libraries: Kids and teens are welcome to get free breakfasts and lunches Monday through Friday all summer long at 1,200 sites across the city, including Bronx libraries and parks. There is no enrollment, documentation or ID required. This service will start on Thursday, June 27, and run through Friday, Aug. 30. Find a location near you »
- Grief support group for kids: A Caring Hand runs weekly support groups in English and Spanish in Harlem and Midtown Manhattan for children, teens and caregivers experiencing grief and loss. Dinner, activities and support are provided. To enroll, email email@example.com. For more information, see the flier »