October 19th, 2010
One of the best parts of New York Cares Day is seeing people from all walks of life in the New York community come together to make a difference in our schools. This year we’re excited to welcome actress Yaya DaCosta to be part of this special day. Will you be there?
In her own words: “I am volunteering on New York Cares Day as a native New Yorker and as an artist whose inspiration to become an actor came from my 7th grade drama teacher in a New York City Public School (Manhattan East, JHS 99). Having had an arts program in my school, having a warm coat in the winter, and having a community garden in my neighborhood are not things I take for granted, and I appreciate New York Cares for keeping alive the spirit of justice and generosity that defines my ideal New York.”
October 15th, 2010
Congratulations to the winner of our first ever Students Give Back Mural Contest! Vincent Panepinto (Port Richmond High School, 11th Grade) designed this gorgeous mural for volunteers to paint at P.S. 171 M on New York Cares Day next Saturday, October 23. We can’t wait to see the completed mural!
2nd Prize: Jamie Sterner, Port Richmond High School, 12th Grade
3rd Prize: Steven Edwards, Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School, 11th Grade
October 14th, 2010
We know you guys care about New York Cares; now here’s our way to show us how much we care about your work!
We’re offering prizes to the top fundraisers on two day days leading up to New York Cares Day, and today is the first Super Fundraising Day. Raise the most money before midnight, and you might win a Nintendo Wii!
Ask your family, friends, coworkers, friendly neighborhood bodega – anyone – to donate on Super Fundraising Days for your chance to win. The next one is October 21.
The clock is ticking; get fundraising now!
September 15th, 2010
Now is a great time to get a team together for New York Cares Day. We still need 2,000 more volunteers to sign-up so we can help every school accepted into this year’s program.
New York Cares Day is Saturday, October 23.
So if you still haven’t registered your team, what are you waiting for? The clock is ticking – go to our official registration page and sign up now.
August 20th, 2010
Are fame and fortune calling your name? Well, they are now.
We’re scouring the city’s high schools for the next great Picasso in our Students Give Back! Mural Contest. We’ll pick one budding artist to design the signature mural to be painted on New York Cares Day at one lucky NYC public school.
We’ll also feature the top three designs on newyorkcares.org and award the 2nd and 3rd place winners with some special prizes of their own. If you think you can handle all the attention your art will get, apply now. Do you have what it takes?
August 6th, 2010
Preparation for New York Cares Day 2010 is officially underway. Beyond the good it will do for schools on October 23, it’s also an excellent opportunity to gain leadership experience.
We need Site Captains, Team Leaders, and Registration Leaders to be the face of New York Cares out in the field. You don’t need to be an experienced Team Leader, or even attend orientation – we’ll make sure you feel confident in your role.
We also need artists to design amazing murals for volunteers to paint in classrooms, hallways, and playgrounds. Your art will be seen by thousands of community members, and teachers tell us the best part of New York Cares Day is seeing students’ faces when they walk in the door and see how beautiful their school looks.
Whatever your talents, help us make this amazing day of service happen! Learn more about these roles, or contact email@example.com.
July 7th, 2010
New York Cares Day may seem like the distant future, but we’ve been visiting schools all over the city to plan projects – and they definitely need our help on October 23.
One East New York charter school in its inaugural year is currently totally empty, with white walls, empty shelves, and spotless closets. We hope New York Cares Day volunteers come with paintbrushes swinging when its time to turn this bare canvas into a work of art!
At another school, we found four 25-year-old never-used Atari computers in a storage closet. We can’t wait to get in there to clean and organize the space. If you work at a public school that could use a little love and care this fall, apply now to become a New York Cares Day project site.
Volunteer registration opens on July 20, so check back soon for more details!
April 30th, 2010
Do your classrooms need a new coat of paint? Could your hallways use some colorful murals? Does your library desperately need to be reorganized? Does your playground need livening up?
Complete the New York Cares Day School Application by Friday, May 14, and your school could be one of the 100+ schools that we’ll send thousands of volunteers to revitalize on our fall day of service.
New York Cares Day takes place on Saturday, October 23, 2010. The event is free for participating schools. Apply now!
October 17th, 2009
Congratulations and thank you to the thousands of caring New Yorkers who took part in New York Cares Day 2009. In just one day they painted hundreds of classrooms and hallways, organized dozens of libraries, painted hundreds of amazing murals, and much more at 117 public schools city-wide.
Thanks to them, on Monday morning more than 88,000 children will find their schools magically transformed into wonderful, vibrant places to learn and grow. They also raised $235,000 in support of our year-round volunteer programs.
Our ED, Gary Bagley, with New York City’s Chief Service Officer, Diahann Billings-Burford, and the New York Cares Day Civic Corps team at P.S. 319 M
October 17th, 2009
As the day draws to a close, volunteers are finishing up some amazing murals at 117 schools. Send in your pictures from the day to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to our Facebook page, and check back next week to see more of the projects completed on New York Cares Day 2009.
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