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Looking for architects/enginners to mentor students at Greenburgh school district...COAT DRIVE
Release Date: December 04, 2014

LOOKING FOR ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS TO MENTOR STUDENTS…
COAT DRIVE BEING ORGANIZED BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
NY TIMES REAL ESTATE LINK TO STORY ABOUT HARTSDALE….
 
The Greenburgh school district is planning to participate in a very exciting initiative –working with the ACE mentoring program. Students who attend the school district will have the opportunity to work with architects and engineers. Dr. Tahira Chase, Interim Superintendent of Schools, has advised me that the school district is looking for architects and engineers to mentor students. If you work for a firm that might be willing to assist students by mentoring them – please advise. We want our children to have a great future and this program provides students with a head start.  The town will also be working to promote this very worthwhile cause.   Please e mail me if you’re interested in helping out. My e mail is pfeiner@greenburghny.com
 
The ACE Mentor Program is a not-for-profit organization that helps prepare high school students for careers in design and construction through mentoring by industry professionals.
The program was founded in New York City in 1995 by leading architects, contractors, engineers and owners.  It has grown to more than 8,000 students and 2,500 mentors in 200 cities and 40 states.  Since its inception, the program has served over 5,000 students in New York and 65,000 students nationwide.  Over 900 students have registered for the 2013-2014 program season in New York alone.  72% of ACE students are minorities and 49% are female.
ACE New York has awarded $1,887,000 in scholarships to 915 program graduates. 
Program Structure
"              High school students, particularly from under-represented populations, are introduced to careers in the design/construction field.
 
"              Teams are made up of 15-30 students and 5-7 mentors from different industry disciplines.
 
"              A Team Leader sets the project schedule, prepares meeting agendas and may host or arrange the meeting location.
 
"              At least 15 biweekly meetings are held from 4 to 6pm during the school year.
 
"              Mentors present industry overviews, assign activities from ACE's Best Practices Manual and guide the students through the development of a design project.
 
"              At the end of the season, students present their project just as a real design team would present to a potential client.
 
"              Scholarships are awarded to top students at a luncheon in May.
 
 
To sign up to mentor, apply on our website at www.acementorny.org and send your availability from 4 to 6PM on Mondays through Thursdays to Ed Jerman at edjerman@optonline.net
 
A couple of years ago Sarah Casatilllo, who was in 7th grade then, organised a coat drive with the NY Sports Club in Hartsdale.  It was quite a success.  They collected over 200 coats that was distributed by the Salvation Army and the Bethel Gospel Centre of Mount Vernon.  Sarah  is doing it again this year, as a HS junior,  after hearing of the shortage on the radio.  
 
As the weather turns cold, think of those families struggling to keep warm.
 Everyone needs a coat but not everyone can afford one.

Your gently used coats will help keep the chill out and warm a heart.
 
The New York Sports Club has agreed to help in this project.  Local charitable organizations are eager to collect your coat donations and redistribute them to those in need.

Please drop off your used coats
at the
New York Sports Club in HARTSDALE
before 31 December

Adults and kids sizes in clean and wearable condition only please

Thank you for your help!

Warm wishes for the holidays from your neighbour and friend, Sarah Castillo of Hartsdale
 
THIS IS WHAT THE NY TIMES REAL ESTATE SECTION HAS TO SAY ABOUT HARTSDALE
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/07/realestate/in-hartsdale-ny-everything-from-small-apartments-to-large-houses.html?_r=2
Paul Feiner

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