The College Process: BHGH of NY Edition

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By: Selina Diaz  “How would you describe the college process in 3 words?”  “Alot. Of. Work.” – Tyler T., Class of 2019, BLMHS & BHGH of NY  The Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York college application process is a time that challenges scholars to both understand who they are up until this point, and how to best communicate […]

Workforce Development with Salesforce

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Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York has been lucky enough to partner with the New York Salesforce office for their first two Workforce Development Weeks! In coordination with Esther Nai and Nicole Strickland, both our senior and junior classes have been able to work one-on-one with Salesforce employees and volunteers to gain valuable insight […]

Wellness: The Table Tennis Edition

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By: Naomi Cohen-Thompson Each year, we are lucky to have two Art Therapy interns from the School of Visual Arts’ Master’s in Art Therapy Program.  They offer creative open art making sessions as well as group and individual art therapy sessions for our scholars at both residential sites.  This year, our intern, William McMillin at our boys’ site, has been offering […]

Partnerships: BRIC Media Share Program

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In May 2018, Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York was awarded an in-kind grant from BRIC Arts Media to join their New York Emmy-winning BRIC Media Share program for the 2018 cohort. The in-kind grant awarded each year to 10 Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations offers free classes, mentorship, training, and access to equipment with the goal of […]

The Value in our ‘Value Awards’

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By: Martin Torres  Our residential staff is responsible for the wellness, safety, and growth of the young men and women in our care. As described in our mission statement, our vision is that our scholars reach their full potential and become healthy, productive life-long learners. The scholars enter our program as teenagers – a time of great growth – […]

Reading to Relate: Cover to Cover Session 2

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By: Julie Vazquez BHGH of NY is thrilled to announce that our second series of “Cover to Cover” is underway. On Tuesday, February 26th, our scholars returned back from their Mid-Winter Recess eager and ready to participate in our Spring Book Club. For this Spring edition of “Cover to Cover,” we have brought back two scholar favorites including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by […]

A Sweet Birthday Surprise!

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On Tuesday, February 12th our LaSalle Hall scholars and staff helped Ms. Naomi, Director of Wellness and Therapeutic Services, celebrate her birthday with a huge surprise!   The much-loved Ms. Naomi was quite surprised, and everyone had a wonderful time. 

Needs List

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We greatly appreciate the support of our donors, stakeholders, volunteers, community partners and friends. As a small non-profit operating a boarding program for nearly 90 scholars in residence for five days a week, our residential buildings can often use a number of items that will contribute to creating the family-like home environment we seek to […]

On the Street with YES! Solutions

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By: Martin Torres, Dean of LaSalle Hall The holidays are a time for celebration, family and warmth–both literally and figuratively. Every year, Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York volunteers with Sister Mary Lanning, Founder of YES! Solutions, a versatile, grass-roots, neighbor-to-neighbor service organization based in New York City, for Holiday-on-the-street events for people in […]

First Quarter Grades are In!

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By: Julie Vazquez, Director of Academic Success Our first quarter at Boys Hope Girls Hope of NY (BHGH of NY) has come and gone, and with that, we are proud to announce our scholars are off to a positive start! At BHGH of NY, we push our scholars both inside and outside of the classroom. […]

Boys Hope Girls Hope in Guatemala!

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By: Daniella Portillo, McAuley Hall Senior Residential Counselor The Guatemala Service and Immersion Experience was a dream come true for NY staff member and New Orleans alumna, Daniella Portillo. Having a Guatemalan mother, she has always wanted to visit the Guatemala affiliate of Boys Hope Girls Hope since she joined the organization in 2007.  Her and five BHGH […]

Record Number of College Visits in 2018

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By: Selina Diaz, Director of College Guidance and Alumni Support Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York had a successful College Rep Visit Season for the 2018-19 academic year. This year, we had the pleasure of speaking with admissions reps from 27 different schools who were eager to meet out scholars. We were visited by […]

Wellness and Art Therapy at BHGH of NY

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By: Naomi Cohen-Thompson, Director of Wellness and Therapeutic Services Fall and early winter of 2018 have proved to be a joyful and creative one for our BHGH scholars!  The Wellness and Art Therapy Programming has offered our Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York community moments and opportunities to connect with one another, get messy and express […]