OUR KEY PARTNERSHIPS
The partnership with The Pace University School of Education results in the Pace University students receiving both course credit and critical real world experience in the field of their studies.
Participating students serve as tutors for the duration of the spring or fall semester, although some tutors have extended their commitment to the program and continue to serve as tutors after their initial semester.
The course is overseen by Professor Sharon Medow and In the 2016/17 school year, 15 Pace University students volunteer as tutors. In the 2015/16 school year, 5 graduate students and 16 undergraduate students served as tutors.
The Department of Art at Pace University partners with us as part of their Public Art class to provide the Kubemas children with art education every Friday from 3-5pm.
For the 2016/17 school year the Pace art students devised a curriculum based on the theme: ‘The Seaport And Its History’. This was a subject many of the children were already studying at their schools and creating drawings, collages, paintings and photography based on this really helped to make it an immersive learning experience.
special education professor Jennifer Pankowski.
OWe serve, and partner with, the parents of children at local public elementary/middle schools - PS397 & PS 343 - who in turn advocate for us in recruiting new participants via their word of mouth experiences in the program. We have also had children/families referred directly to us by teachers at the schools.
The HHC has graciously provided both commercial operating space and program funding since the 2013/14 school year. Their involvement in our mission and commitment to supporting local families has been one of the two central pillars of our success.