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12/9 – Brooklyn Collaborative is 100% College Bound! What an amazing College March!

On 12/9, the entire 610 Henry Community turned out to cheer on our seniors, lining the perimeter of our building, waving posters and pom-poms, congratulating our seniors for having applied to college!  After marching through the school’s perimeter, seniors marched through Carroll Gardens (applauded by local residents and business owners) to the Red Hook Post Office with an escort from the 76th Pct. Seniors mailed a letter symbolizing their college bound journey (including scholarship/college applications, thank you notes, financial aid information, etc.), all stamped with a special 2016 College March seal specially developed by the US Postal Service. There was a lot of fanfare at the Post Office! Students then marched back through the community to the gym where we had an afternoon of food and dancing to honor the Class of 2017! What a celebration for our entire Brooklyn Collaborative community!


Extra Special Thanks to our Brooklyn Collaborative Supporters!  Here is a short list of the VIPs we hosted during our College March!

  • NYC Outward Bound Schools President and CEO Richard Stopol
  • NYC Outward Bound Schools Chief Advancement Officer Paola Vita
  • NYC Outward Bound Staff and Supporters
  • Brooklyn Collaborative students and staff, especially Helene, Tracey, Steven M, Todd, Karlette, Taron, Eddie, Darlene, AllieFair, Raka, Adam, Brian, Chrissy, William, Allison, Scott, and all Crew Leaders in Grades 6-11
  • Brooklyn Collaborative PTA/SLT members, especially Anthony VD, Tish D, Brett C
  • Brooklyn New School students and staff, especially Anna, Diane, Amy, Rachel W
  • Richard Schnapper and all the Capital One volunteers
  • Assemblymember JoAnne Simon
  • Dan Wiley, Community Coordinator from Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez’s office
  • Ed Castro, Family Leadership Coordinator from Superintendent Kathy Pelles’ office
  • Tanya Douglas from The United States Postal Service and all the USPS support
  • NYPD Officers from the 76th Precinct
  • Zac Martin, Pastor of Community Outreach at Trinity Grace Church
  • Diane Hu, freelance photographer
  • Linda Casale from EL Education
  • Roger Clark from NY1 and his press team
  • The staff at Edelmen Communications Marketing Firm for their probono support and outreach to media to cover our March


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