It is with a GREAT deal of happiness, joy, gratitude and excitement that we announce, after YEARS, that our Ewen Park Dog Run Part 1 Project on the IOBY funding site has been funded!!!!!! Thank you to everyone who participated, got the word out, and supported this project, as well as our inspiration, Lexi the Dog. This was our very first community service project.
BIG thank you to all the support we have received from IOBY over the years.
The timing is perfect because we will be having a planning meeting on our dog run project on Sunday November 17th. You can sign up below. The overall project will not only help make the dog park cleaner and safer, but also we will have educational programs for teenagers and adults regarding caring for dogs, dog safety and adopting dogs from shelters. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
Our hope is that we can engage young people and adults in caring for animals in a safe way, while making the dog run safer for children, young adults, and our four legged friends.
Part 1 of our Project will be funded by the IOBY funds. Part 2 by the NUTRO Grant. These are small improvements but we hope that this will bring awareness and attention to issues of shelter dogs, proper care of animals, the importance of safe dog parks and educating young people on proper care and respect for animals.
Details can be found here:
We’re in the news!!! Click on the links below for recent articles about our work!
2-minute video from Love Your Block Event: http://youtu.be/9BNGOsH2xUg
For recent news stories featuring our organization, please click on the links below:
Teens sought to spruce up area around Staten Island’s 120 Precinct
Hands on Help for Budding Staten Island Readers
Kids, Cops Combine to Beautify Front of Staten Island 120th Precinct
Want to check out ALL of our upcoming events – such as the reading program or the book club? Click on the link below! https://www.eventbrite.com/org/402142429
BIG thank you for Columbia University’s Office of Diversity for inviting us back to do a college readiness and preparation workshop! They have graciously agreed to let us invite others so if you’re interested in attending please register for the event so we can give security your name!
We will be doing a workshop for parents from 10:30-11:55AM and then for students from 11:55AM-1PM.
The workshop will be on November 16, 2013. Parents, please arrive by 10:30AM. The address is 701 West 168th Street.
Another fantastic day of hurricane sandy clean-up and beautification at Midland Beach. HUGE thank you to the always wonderful Autumn. Our newest volunteer Keith from Staten Island Youth Justice Center was AMAZING. A super hard worker who would not stop!!!!! Thanks again to the Parks Department – looking forward to volunteering more in the coming weeks and months!!!!
Hello everyone!!! Ewen Park is now listed on the Nutro Room to Run site as one of the winners of the Room to Run Award! This was our application and we’re THRILLED!! Details to follow shortly regarding our kickoff event! https://www.facebook.com/NutroProducts/app_199094800125175
It’s almost been a year since Hurricane Sandy and Project Hope invites you to EXPRESS yourself!
We are participating in this wonderful event!
Every Sunday Morning @10:00 AM
Meet at the Turtle Fountain
“Walking teaches us to keep moving forward one step at a time, especially in the most painful moments.”
Slow is a Fast Route to Health and Wellness by Larry Cammarata, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist Copyright September 11, 2013
The other day, I observed a man walking hurriedly on a downtown street. With his cell phone to his ear and an eye on his watch, he seemed to be late to an appointment. His brow was furrowed, his body tense, and if I had to make a quick assessment, I would say that he was stressed! Have you ever noticed how you feel when you are rushing about your house, impatient, or simply feeling pressed for time?