2019 Snippets & Updates
Continuous Learning Officer (CLO) Application Opens
November 24, 2019
The EDsnaps CLO Leadership Program is a FREE one (1) year- long program for college and university enrolled students from underserved and underrepresented populations.
This program teaches students how they can profile their skills, talent(s), and work/study experiences in a compelling medium to effectively communicate their value to private and public employers. For the entrepreneurial-oriented students, they will learn how to become their own boss and be self-employed.
Case Study - EDsnaps
October 27, 2019
EDsnaps vision is to increase diversity in the STEM workforce.
Diversity in our Board of Directors and Board of Advisors helps us to pursue the vision.
Board of Advisor member Maura Kelly wrote an amazing case study about her role in EDsnaps.
Update on Sponsored Lunches - Summer 2019 Program
July 21, 2019
We would like to send out a huge “Thank You" to the teams of Palm Drive Capital, National Australia Bank, Provident Loan Society, BestClass - WeWork - Mulberry & Vine, Herman Miller and three private donors, who provided lunches to our students, presenters and staff.
Except for day 1 & day 2 of this Program, we were able to offer 13 days of sponsored lunches to our students and presenters. So 13/15 days !!!!
Herman Miller Cares: Key Supporter 2019 - 2020
May 07, 2019
We are extremely excited to share that we received a Key-level supporter gift from Herman Miller Cares for the second year in a row.
A huge Thank You to our local community champion: Kareisha Questel - Gordon
Herman Miller Cares has been a supporter of EDsnaps since its’ inception in 2017. Herman Miller Cares provided funding for the past 2 years for vital elements of our program. In addition, the local NYC team has donated their time and expertise during our real-life opportunity field trip visits for the past 2 years, and we are looking forward to our upcoming field trip in July, 2019.
Free Summer Program 2019
April 21, 2019
FREE Summer Program for female identifying students enrolled in a NYC high school.
Rising 9th -12th grade / ages 14-18, available spots: 24
2019 Summer Theme: “Creating Waves"
When: July 8 - July 26, 2019, Mon-Fri 9.00 am - 3.00 pm, students need to commit for 3 full weeks.
Location: Marble Hill School for International Studies, 99 Terrace View Ave., Bronx, NY 10463
Explore social media platforms, learn about the latest tech/digital tools used in healthcare, discover your financial qualities, work on social skills, write a personal statement, and enjoy our awesome field trips.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math go hand and hand with Arts.
Free Summer Studios 2019
April 21, 2019
Workshop A: “Water Flows” July 29 –August 2
Workshop B: “Lithium Shines” August 5 – August 9
Location: New Settlement, 1525 Townsend Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452 (Between 172nd & Mt. Eden Ave.)
Times: Monday - Friday, 9.00 am – 3.00 pm, 24 spots available
Female-identifying students Age 11-15/Grades rising 6- rising 10, with a lot of HANDS-on activities & field trips
Show off your “water-work” & “battery-electric “art
Try to catch a sound wave while drumming the conga
Explore why water is wet and the sun is white or yellow
Model how many toothpicks it takes to get to the pie/pi
+And discover that Science Technology Engineering
STEM with Arts is a lot of fun
Meet Our New Partner - Timeline Digital
April 05, 2019
EDsnaps is proud to partner with Timeline Digital.
We are excited to work with Carol Colmenares and Mariella Perez during our FREE 2019 Summer Program.
On their website it is stated: "At Timeline Digital, we produce compelling content for today’s multi-platform distribution outlets. We know how to tell a story that will be memorable, a story that will reach your audience. What’s your story?"
Without a doubt, our students are going to tell their OWN story !!!
Our First After-school Fieldtrip - Check it Out!
April 02, 2019
The EDsnaps students went on their first after school field trip to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC. Hosted by Dr. Yasmin Hurd and William Janssen.
We discovered that the way real scientist design research questions is similar to our designed M&M research question approach. The fun thing was that when we received our results on the M&M research, we had more questions than we started with, which was also similar to “real-life” research as we found out, when we talked with Dr. Hurd and Mr. “Bill”.
Produced/Directed by Mariella Perez & Carol Colmenares
TIMELINE DIGITAL (www,timelinedigital.us)
Narration by Ronna Margalit
Meet Our New Partner - BestClass
March 28, 2019
EDsnaps is proud to partner with BestClass.
We are excited to work with CEO and Founder Manjari Kumar who will be hosting a workshop during our 2019 Summer Program.
This Summer Program runs from July 8 - July 26, 2019 and is open for female-identifying high school students enrolled in a NYC school.
This is a FREE Program focused on STEM + Art.
Summer 2019 Program Application Released
March 10, 2019
Our 2017 Pilot Summer Program started with 7 female-identifying high school students in the Bronx.
Our projection for the end of 2019 is that EDsnaps served 200+ female-identifying middle and high school students.
A huge thank you to all the community leaders, volunteers, sponsors, partners AND our students and their families for their amazing support.
Glow Party - New Settlement Community Center
February 01, 2019
Counting triangles. Discovering pentagons. Eating M&Ms. Building a 3D-cube. AND solving a 4x4 KenKen.
Middle and high school youth (ages 11-18) flocked to the EDsnaps Booth to solve the riddles and play the math games. An exciting evening with over 52 entries submitted to 6 categories.
After-school Program Orientation - New Settlement
January 15, 2019
New Settlement's Program for Girls & Young Women offers free classes for girls aged 11-Young Adult after-school, evenings and Saturdays.Prospective participants are invited to attend our Orientation with or without a guardian, Wednesday, January 23rd, 6:15pm-7:30pm at 1514 Townsend Ave, Bronx, NY 10452.
Classes begin the week of January 28th, and include Dramatic Writing & Performance, Leadership, STEM, Hip-Hop dance, Career Planning & Money Management + College Access (G.O.A.L.), performance poetry, adventure learning trips, a Spring Break Arts Intensive and more! Registration is open to the community; any girl in the appropriate age range may register, provided she can get to the program space and attend class regularly.
New Settlement’s Program for Girls & Young Women provides a safe space and a supportive and challenging environment for girls and young women in the Southwest Bronx to gain leadership skills, express themselves creatively, explore college and career options, and make healthy, well-informed decisions. All classes are free and open to the community. Current program partners include Girls Inc. of NYC, EDsnaps and Sadie Nash Leadership Project. EDsnaps will run the after school Program on Tuesday afternoons, starting 1/29/19.
Save the Date - Summer 2019 Program
January 12, 2019
EDsnaps 3-week Summer Program returns to the Marble Hill School of International Studies (MHSIS).
When: July 8 - July 26, 2019
Times: 9.30 am - 3.00 pm
Who: Female-identifying high school students
Focus: Six Pillars of Literacy: English, Financial, Social Media, Artisanal,
Primary Health, and Digital/Techno.