What does the future look like for young girls growing up in New York? We asked 9-year-old Chenyari and 15-year-old Brielle, two sisters from the Lower East Side, to share their experiences.…
Two Nonprofit Founders Talk About Putting Their Values to Work
Staying Uncomfortable: Rosanne Haggerty was intent upon learning first hand about urban poverty after college and, in her words, “got hooked.”
Laure Travers’ Clandestino Bar Shapes a New York Community
With a long-standing immigrant history, New York’s Lower East Side is home to thousands of people like Laure who have found a place for themselves within the neighborhood’s diverse community.
Not Your Everyday ‘Child’s Pose’
The day after she graduated from The New School, Lauren Maples opened Bija Kids, a children’s yoga company. Nine years later, Maples, 32, who spent her youth training for a career as a ballet dancer, has raised Bija into a household name …
Teachers on Special Education: Teach the Children Well
Educators Lauren Bowden and Sarah Brooks talk about what it’s truly like to teach those who are too often cast aside.
We Are the Youth: Phoenix
The following story was included in We Are the Youth, a collection of profiles and photographs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender youth across the United States.