Friday, December 21, 2007

LACASA Volunteers Are Fantastic!

LACASA's program could not get along without the fantastic volunteers that take time out of their schedules to help run the program.

Special thanks to Joleen Chaucer, Jeizel Chaucer and Jensey Chaucer all graduates of PS 84, and Alumni of LACASA After School & Summer Camp programs. They have maintained their connection with LACASA and have helped the program tremendously. We have all seen them grow into young leaders all while they are
giving back to the community through volunteering.

Zoe Cohen and Jordana Tenenbaum come all the way from Riverdale where they attend High School. They both travel one day a week to PS 84 to volunteer with LACASA. They work in the classrooms assisting children with homework assignments and group activities such as art, dance, and read alouds. Their contribution to the after school groups they work with and each child that they interact with is invaluable. Without their support some children would not get the one-on-one attention/help they need during homework and reading time.

Meredith Stannard came to us by way of the Bank Street's Graduate School of Education. She spent her final semester working with our kindergarten staff and kids. She completed 40 hours of classroom time and introduced many new and creative ways for our staff to work with kindergarten students. As a teacher, she was able to assist us in pinpointing needs and efficiently delivering services to students most in need.

Matt Fischman is currently a Junior High School student at the Columbia Grammar Preparatory School. He spends 2 hours every Wednesday with our 1st graders. He works in the classrooms assisting children with homework assignments and group activities. He serves as an extra set of hand and eyes in assisting with overall daily operations of the group. His support is of great value to our after school program since it improves the level of assistance we can provide our students.

Our volunteers are priceless! They have helped to improve the level of assistance and attention our students receive and the overall quality of the LACASA After School Program as a whole.

Pictured above (1) Jeizel and Joleen. (2) Ramon Cuevas, LACASA's Program Director with Jency.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Three Kings Celebrations @ Museo Del Barrio


Friday, January 4, 2008
Join El Museo’s 31 st Annual Three Kings Day Parade. Celebrate the joy of the holiday season and learn about the traditions of this festive holiday throughout the Caribbean and Latin America . El Museo’s dynamic parade led by the Three Kings, winds throughout the streets of El Barrio and includes lively music, bright costumes, as well as an educational theatrical presentation for students.

Admission: Free. Advance registration is required for group participation in the parade and theater program. Theater seating is limited. For more information or to register a group, call (212) 660-7144 or e-mail

Community Celebration
Sunday, January 6, 2008 , 3:00 pm
All families are welcome to join El Museo’s exciting celebration of Three Kings Day. This special holiday presentation at El Museo’s Teatro Heckscher will feature musical entertainment and surprises.

Admission: Free with ticket. Ticket distribution begins at 1:00 pm at theatre box office the day of event. Seating is limited; two tickets per person only.

Free Educators Weekend!

Sat. & Sun. • January 26 & 27 • 10 AM – 5 PM

Admission to the Museum is free the last weekend of every month for educators and their families. Bring your school ID or letterhead for admission and a discount at the Museum Shop.

The Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029 212.534.1672

Sunday, December 16, 2007

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