As the Project Manager for the MBK Grant for the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx (Dept of Educations, Community School District 7), I was able to bring together multiple NYC-based partners to uplift and support children and families through STEAM programming.
COVID-19 changed the landscape for how we served the South Bronx. Many of the inconveniences that others felt in more affluent neighborhoods were the daily struggles being felt in the Mott Haven community for decades.
Our program design had to be reworked to include online trainings and engagement opportunities, which started with a partnership I created that eventually led to the donation of over 600 desktop computers and laptops being donated to families who previously had no technology in their homes.
Below, you will find details on how to register for one of our online workshops. The links for registration will take you to our Eventbrite page, where you will be able to sign up
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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.
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.
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.
I was proud to be the creator and project manager of an original program, "My Passport to the World." This program was originally funded by The Fund for New York City for an initiative called
Due to the program's success, it was later funded throughout the City of New York by the Department of Youth and
Community Development (DYCD).
Later, former Chancellor Carmen Farina brought it into the NYC Public School system and called it "Passport". The program now serves students in elementary school to this day.
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.
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.