After a week of discussions, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott authorized the use of the schoolyard at PS 34 for the Pop-Up Sandy Winter Relief distribution in Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Saturday, December 1. The site offered greater security for 5,000 coats than nearby park options, and featured shelter from potentially inclement winter weather. Thank […]
The sting of church eviction day What happened to tolerance and diversity? By Rev. Richard Del Rio and Jeremy Del Rio, Esq. [Originally published by NY Daily News on 2/12/12] Today, if Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott have their way, our church — Abounding Grace Ministries, which holds weekly services at PS 34 […]
On February 2, 2012, Jeremy Del Rio represented 20/20 Vision for Schools as a witness on congregation and school partnerships at the NY City Council Education Committee hearing concerning the Department of Education’s pending eviction of sixty-eight congregations from schools on February 12. Below is his prepared statement in support of Resolution 1155. _______________ February […]
Following 20/20 Vision for Schools’ Statement on the School/Church Eviction Controversy on January 12th, here are links to various media reports, as well as several embedded videos. Watch CNN’s coverage here. Jeremy Del Rio of 20/20 Vision for Schools believes that the ban will hurt low-income communities where most of the 68 congregations affected by […]
MEDIA ADVISORY January 12, 2012 Contact: Jeremy Del Rio (347) 921-4426 20/20 Vision for Schools stands in solidarity with the sixty-eight congregations scheduled for eviction from New York City public schools a month from today, February 12, 2012. We join our voice with theirs to urge Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chancellor Dennis Walcott, and the City […]
Urban Youth Workers Institute celebrates schools this month in a guest post by Jeremy Del Rio. Help us brainstorm creative ways to express thanksgiving for/to schools tangibly this season (and beyond). Here are our initial ideas. In the short week before Thanksgiving, bring breakfast to the office and teacher’s lounge one day before classes start. Learn the […]
Del Rio Inc. client, 20/20 Vision for Schools, practices what they preach, building a “resume of trust” with the New York City Department of Education by serving schools in meaningful ways. This week the DOE featured the “Welcome to PS 102″ mural documentary on its website homepage. Watch the documentary on DOE’s website here.