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In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022, we’ve curated content from our library that was created by women, feature the contributions of women to the educational field, and highlight the intersectionality of the brilliant and dynamic women in our NYC Outward Bound Schools community.

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NYC Outward Bound Schools Welcomes Vanessa Rodriguez as New CEO

NYC Outward Bound Schools has appointed Vanessa Rodriguez as CEO beginning in January 2022. Rodriguez will succeed founding CEO Richard Stopol.

A Place-Based Partnership

An interdisciplinary class at James Baldwin led in partnership with the High Line gives students an opportunity to express their learning through artwork.

5 ways project-based learning encourages more equitable and engaged classrooms

NYC Outward Bound Schools educators have embraced project-based learning as a way to create more equitable and engaged classrooms of students.

Ann Morris Honored With OBUSA’s Josh Miner Award

Ann Morris, the Chief Operations Officer at NYC Outward Bound Schools, has been chosen to receive the Josh Miner Award, one of Outward Bound USA's highest honors.

Karmela Herrera Billones Appointed as Director of Equity, Diversity and Social Justice

NYC Outward Bound Schools has created a new leadership role to help guide its ongoing diversity, equity and antiracist work.

Students at MELS Develop Grade-Wide Lesson on Sikhism

Determined to dismantle stereotypes and misinformation about their religion, three 7th grade students at MELS developed a presentation on Sikhism.

Brooklyn Collaborative Principal Pens Article on Affirming Cultural Identities

Brooklyn Collaborative Principal Scill Chan reflects on her commitment to model antiracist behavior in this piece for EL Education.

MAELS Teacher Leads Charge Around Antiracist Work at Her Middle School

Math teacher Michelle Ng is one of several staff at MAELS, a NYC Outward Bound School in Staten Island, leading the charge to start conversations with students about how to be anti-racists.

MS 839’s “Black Lives Matter” Week of Action Featured on News 12

News 12 Brooklyn highlights a student-led panel at MS 839 as part of "Black Lives Matter at NYC Schools" Week of Action.

Continuous Improvement Case Study Featured in The 74

Commentary on a continuous improvement case study at WHEELS was featured in The 74. This piece was authored by Aurora Kushner, Director of Continuous Improvement at NYC Outward Bound Schools.

Meet the Winner of the 2020 Greg Farrell Award

Pascale Florestal has been named as the recipient of the inaugural Greg Farrell Award.

Kurt Hahn’s Action-Focused Response to Racial Unrest

Kurt Hahn, a NYC Outward Bound School that serves 99% Black and Brown students came together as a community of educators and learners to develop an actionable plan following the murder of George Floyd.

Why is voting important? A Brooklyn Collaborative student shares her experience.

Akeelah Hargett Baldwin, a freshman at Brooklyn Collaborative Studies, recounts her experience in YVote’s #2020VisionforChange program, a cross-partisan civic engagement workshop for NYC teens.

Gaynor McCown Alumni Start Community Fridge on Staten Island

A 2016 graduate of Gaynor McCown started the COMEunity Fridge program to help address food insecurity in her neighborhood.

Principal Coleman Says School Community Served as Lifeline During Pandemic

Read an excerpt from NYC Outward Bound Schools' webinar on SEL, during which Veronica Coleman, principal of Kurt Hahn, discusses how the strong relationships that her teachers formed with students pre-pandemic worked to their advantage when learning shifted online.

Facilitating Through a Screen: Learnings from a Virtual Expedition

Staffing Manager and veteran Field Instructor Aileen Soto offers her Top 10 learnings from a virtual facilitation experience.

Two Network Seniors Featured in New York Daily News

Two NYC Outward Bound Schools students — both class valedictorians — were featured in The New York Daily News' 2020 graduation round-up.

School Designer Advocates for More Inclusive Curriculum

Read an excerpt from "More than Dumplings and Red Envelopes: What happens when we question who is absent in our curriculum," a piece written for EL Education by Ingrid Wong, a School Designer for NYC Outward Bound Schools. 
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