On Thursday, December 1st, TopSpin New York returned to the Metropolitan Pavilion for a great night highlighted by the professional, celebrity and open ping pong tournament. With music by DJ Kalkutta and food from some of NYC's finest restaurants, the event was a tremendous success!
40% of New York City high school students do NOT graduate high school.
Only ONE IN FOUR students who enter high school in New York City are ready for college after four years and less than HALF enroll.
In NYC, the two-year attrition rate for teachers is 25% with an 18% of teachers leaving in the first year - while the national rate is only ten percent.
Cutting the dropout rate of a single graduating class in half would likely support as many as 54,000 new jobs and would likely increase the gross domestic product by as much as $9.6 billion.
Focused on increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented, low-income students of color from the five boroughs of New York City
The mission of America Needs You is to fight for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students. We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development.
Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School is a summer and afterschool academic enrichment program serving low-income students in grades K-8 with a dynamic curriculum of Reading, Math, Science, and the Arts.
Some of our friends who have battled it out in the name of education.