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This was an interview that I did on Bronxnet public access television, for their show entitled, "Open".
We spoke about Community School District 7's strategy around working in the poorest congressional district in the United States, and how critical a role parents play in the success of any community partnership.
While working for the New York City Department of Education, Mr. Coleman created this video as an example of how he partnered with parents and families from the South Bronx.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Timothy 'StoneDancer' Coleman became the point-person for the South Bronx My Brother's Keeper Challenge Grant funding, totalling over $2 Million dollars.
Find the video here: https://youtu.be/V5JPevLMqtI
Through innovative online workshops, the community-at-large experienced over 60 workshops that helped support families through the trauma of the pandemic, the disparity of the under-represented and the daily challenge of food insecurity and the overall unknown, and help build a culture of trust, love and excellence in service.
During the summer of 2019, Timothy 'StoneDancer' Coleman created partnerships, oversaw $100,000 of funding and developed workshops and experiences for the South Bronx community to help uplift and support parents and families.
Find the video here: https://youtu.be/H_wxe0O9WXs
I'm so proud of the opportunity to have created an original program, "My Passport to the World", and to have had it make such a positive impact on students and adults around New York City. I produced this video for the not-for-profit that I was working for at the time, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), now called BELLXcell.
While working at BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), now called BellXcell, Mr. Coleman developed an original program called "My Passport to the World". This program was funded for 3 summers and served over 3,000 youth in the Bronx.
The program became so successful that it was later funded by The Department of Youth and Community Development and brought into the regular school year environment so that students could experience a seamless learning experience between day-school and after-school.
I was proud to have a small part in this presentation to share about my beliefs on partnership, and how to bring people together to engage and empower students in a way that makes learning fun.
Timothy ‘StoneDancer’ Coleman was pleased to be a part of a national conversation about serving families during one of the biggest global challenges of our times, the COVID-19 pandemic.
The forum was hosted and produced by Ramapo for Children and featured some great voices from people who served on the front lines during the crisis.
Here's an interview I did on FOX5 from back in the day. I was beyond nervous, but I think I still got my point across?? lol. You be the judge.