Help Brooklyn, NY school kids to success

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Raised by 19 people in 44 months
Please make a gift of any amount today to the Mark Mindes Memorial Awards fund. The fund is the brain-child of two friends, Stephen Rappaport and Manny Boxer educators who worked with Mark in the NYC Public Schools. Stephen and Manny  wanted Mark to be remembered for his hard work, creativity and dedication.

An educator who in his 33 year career made a huge difference for thousands of children in some of the most under-served neighborhoods in New York City.

Mark began his career as a teacher in the New York City Public Schools at P.S. 156 in Brownsville, Brooklyn. (In the same neighborhood where he went to school at PS 144-Brownsville.)

Mark retired in 2002 from NYC Public Schools as a Principal and continued to work with the children of NYC as an Education Coach  and mentor for Fordham University until 2008. 

Mark died in September of 2012 after a hard battle with a rare cancer,  but he left behind a legacy of caring for New York City's public school children.

Today P.S. 156 is called The Waverly School for the Arts. Please donate what you can. The award program recognizes two outstanding students moving up to middle school and is intended to help fund continuing programs at P.S. 156.
P.S. 156 Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY

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Thank you to those who have given the gift of reaching for dreams to young schoolchildren in Brownsville Brooklyn. The awards ceremony was yesterday. This is an excerpt from the plaque that now is in P.S. 156K-Waverly School of the Arts.
"Mark Mindes was a caring, compassionate teacher and principal who inspired students, assisted teachers, helped parents. He was truly a beacon of light helping to illuminate the path to success. Mark was a humanitarian and a positive role model for the entire community."

If you were thinking you wanted to give but did not You can still give a gift that will be added to the fund for the student of PS 156.
Sung by the children of PS 156 K
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Getting closer to our goal? Can you give the gift of a price of a coffee to help a child in Brownsville, Brooklyn reach for the stars? You can do it here.
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Thank you to Cheryl Ingersoll for her generous gift to help the children of P.S. 156 to reach for their dreams. Your gift makes a difference.
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Thank you to Betty Tucker for helping the children of P.S. 156 in Brownsville Brooklyn reach for their dreams. Your generosity matters.
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Raised by 19 people in 44 months
Created June 14, 2014
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susan santora
32 months ago
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Xoxo

TG

We are proud to contribute to such a great cause for Moishe Mendel.

TG
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The Woodbury Gordons
44 months ago

We miss you Uncle Mark!

TG
$250
The Virginia Gordon's
44 months ago

In memory of a great man.....

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