Mission and History/Organization Description:
Founded more than a century ago to serve the Jewish people, the 92nd Street Y promotes individual and family development and participation in civic life within the context of Jewish values and American pluralism. At once a community and cultural center, the YM-YWHA seeks to create, provide and disseminate programs of distinction that foster the physical and mental health of human beings throughout their lives, their educational and spiritual growth, and their enjoyment. The 92nd Street Y reaches out beyond its core constituency of American Jews to serve people of diverse, racial, religious ethnic and economic backgrounds, seeking partnerships that leverage our programs and broaden our influence.
Arts Education Programming Description:
The 92nd Street Y Educational Outreach Program empowers young people by making student involvement in the arts its primary goal. The Musical Introduction Series, Schools Partnership Program, Dance Educational Laboratory, Read Aloud, Concert Schools Project, Digital Design – STEM and Dance Introduction Series bring music, dance, theater, STEAM and visual arts education to 18,000 public school children all over New York City.
Supports for Students with Disabilities and/or English Language Learners
All 92Y curriculum is designed to support the work of teachers and students with disabilities. 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center provides opportunities for students to undertake the challenges of learning English through reading contemporary literature in a carefully structured program.
Director, Educational Outreach Center