Snippets & Updates

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EDsnaps’ 106 Volunteers

November 22, 2022

A huge thank you to our 106 volunteers who participated in our 11 programs & projects offerings in 2022. We are thankful for all your contributions.

The age range of our volunteers was 73 years. The youngest volunteer helped her 2 big sisters with a food drive. The two oldest volunteers (84 and 85 yrs) tested all art-projects as beta-testers before the projects were introduced to our students.

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EDsnaps’ Q4 anniversary celebration

November 16, 2022

Welcome to our new Board of Director member Clarissa Turner. Clarissa has been actively involved with EDsnaps since late Spring 2022 and is a valued mentor in our Mentor-Mentee Program. Clarissa is taking on the role of treasurer. We are looking forward to an exciting year offering Program and Project under the fundraising umbrella  STEAM Roots Restoration. Stay tuned.

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Tangram Tulips & Daffodils - CLO Program Kenya

November 9, 2022

EDsnaps partners with STEM Center Africa to work with STEAM-Learners in Kenya.

During our 3-weekly zoom meetings, students work on challenging STEAM projects. Our latest projects is creating Tangram Tulips and Daffodils. 

Not sure what this exactly means, check out LInkedIn in a few weeks to find out.

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2023 Springbreak Preparation - Community Garden, Bronx

October 25, 2022

Meet Elizabeth, who is of our 2022-2023 interns in the EDsnaps Educational Opportunities for the STEAM City of Young Teens Internship Program.

Elizabeth is in charge of the EDsnaps garden bed at the NewSettlement Community Center, Bronx, NY.  In preparation of our 2023 SpringBreak Camp: Brilliant Blue Bananas, we planted the flower bulbs. Stay tuned for our time-lapse video, which will be released in the spring.

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Spotify  - EDsnaps’ New sponsor 2022-2023

September 14, 2022

“You know Dr. C., you are not able to cash this check”.  

During our first joint Community event with the BLK engineers team at Spotify NY, EDsnaps was presented with a 25K check. Thanks to this generous donation, EDsnaps is able to continue and expand the 2022-2023 STEAM programs & projects. 

Huge thanks from all EDsnapian STEAM-learners and STEAM-leaders to our Spotify Champions: Darnel Clayton and Sennie Clark.

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2022-2023 MillerKnoll Continuing Sponsor

September 8, 2022

Thank you to the MillerKnoll Foundation for the continued support of our Programs.

The experience with the judges during the team project presentations on their “Ice Cube Experiments” at the NYC store was an amazing powerful positive interaction.   

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STEAM meets STREAM -  Free hybrid event - live from NYC

August 31, 2022

Welcome to our new partner Spotify.

Our first FREE joint community event will showcase the 2022 Summer Program Projects.

One of the many projects is “The 4-Seasons Trees”.  On the left the Bilingual Fall tree is presented.

Come and join us in person in NYC or through zoom on September 14, 6-9 pm EST and admire this Fall tree and the other 3 trees at real-life scale. 

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EDsnaps - Morningstar

July 25, 2022

Welcome to our new partner Morningstar.

Our first joint community outreach event on July 20 was a huge success. Thank you to the volunteer team of Morningstar who made our 2022 Summer Program students and counselors feel at home and significantly decreased the barrier of entry to the financial world. 

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EDsnaps mid-year anniversary celebration

June 23, 2022

Welcome to our new Board of Director Member Danielle Stogdill. Danielle has been intensively involved with EDsnaps since early 2020 (just before the shutdown). She has been a Board of Advisor member since mid 2020, is a mentor in our mentor-mentee Program, supports the e-magazine team. Read her poems in the 2022 spring volume 4 E-magazine.

Since 2021 Danielle is the co-lead on the CLO Leadership Program US.
Thank you Danielle, we are going to have an amazing anniversary year and beyond.

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2021-22 End of Year Afterschool Project

May 30, 2022

Students enrolled in our 2021-2022 Afterschool Program: “Building Our Backyard” worked on many different STEAM projects. Projects were based and connected with works from many artists, such as Sonia Delaunay. Mary Blair, Gonzalo Calvo, Escher and many more. The “Magic Music Car" shown in this short video is connected to Mary Hallock Greenewalt, an amazing inventor, aka the “Rembrandt of the Piano.

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2022 Social Impact CLO Leadership - Ghana

May 20, 2022

In January 2022, we started with a group of STEAM-learners in our joint program "Social Impact CLO Leadership program” by EDsnaps - STEAM Programs in NYC, The Girls Education Initiative of Ghana (GEIG), and iSpace Foundation.

This past Wednesday (5/18/22), 4 teams presented their showcases to our international judges panel. All teams showed their communication and problem-solving skills, characteristic we would like to see in leaders. Congrats to all students. 

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2022 National Poetry Month

April 1, 2022

Six amazing EDsnapian poets from our EDsnaps - STEAM Programs in NYC will read their poem to you in observance of the National Poetry Month. 

We will share a new poem every 5th day this month. Cited by our Board of Advisor member Gustavo Carvajal “we provide this marvelous opportunity to celebrate the expressiveness, delight, and pure charm of poetry. It is a special occasion that reminds us of the integral role of poets and poetry in our cultures."

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2022 International Women’s Day

March 8, 2022

It was an honor to be part of the  12+1 female CEO Executive Leaders panel e-forum:  

 “Global Lens: Women’s Executive Leadership”. 
Moderator Susanne Mueller, MA (she/her) hosted 4 panel discussions:  Dr. Monika V. KronbügelHenrike von PlatenTamara KaesAmanda H. Caroline Desjardins, MBAHolly WrightDoina FischerCaroline PalmyJanin RicaldeLucy RiveroKatie Watt.

Featured is the “Educational Panel”: clockwise starting top left, Susann Mueller, Caroline Desjardins, Amanda H. (aka Miss Panda), and Susanne Cappendijk (aka Dr. C.).

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In Memoriam - Kenya Smith

February 6, 2022

This past week, Kenya Smith (22) died due to a hit-and-run.

Kenya was one of the 7 students who participated in our 2017 pilot Summer Program, which took place at the Bronx Engineering & Technology Academy (BETA) at the JFK campus in the Bronx, NY.  Kenya returned to our summer program as a judge and a role model for our 2018 STEAM learners.

Kenya once told me: “Dr. C, you smile with your eyes”. Kenya did not want to speak in public and did not want to be social but every time I put her up for another “social” challenge she took the challenge and came out stronger. She was a beautiful young woman and I am thankful that I got to know her. 

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EDsnaps 5th Anniversary Year!

January 29, 2022

We are off to an amazing start.

 

Welcome to our new Board of Director Member Mary A. Alonso. In addition to her board position as Marketing Strategist, she is the lead Board Member for the Student Council.

Thank you Mary, it is going to be an amazing anniversary year.

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Happy New Year from EDsnaps!

January 1, 2022

Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!