Polish Consulate in NYC involved in Korczak
In July 2015, Mariola met with the Consul General Urszula Gacek and Vice Consul Alicja Tunk at the Polish Consulate in NYC and together they developed a plan for future collaborations. Click here to read more.
CATS Conference, Caux, Switzerland, July 27-August 2, 2015
In 2015, Mariola brought along Erin Schirm and Nick VanSant to participate and present at the CATS conference. Both of them have been long time supporters of JKA-USA and have been working with youth in their professional lives. Click here to read more.
Bergen County Jewish Community Center Training
In June 2015, Mariola held a training session for the summer camp staff on the Five Star Program™ at the JCC in Washington Township NJ. For the past 7 years she has been bringing her five star ideas to the staff who works with autistic children. The counselors found cross lateral movements, PACE music and relaxation exercises helpful for calming the participants.
Five Star Program® helps Children
In May 2015, Mariola and 6 volunteers completed their involvement in the after school homework help program at the Spring Valley Public Library of NY for the 2014/15 school year. Click here to read more.
Marcia Talmage Schneider’s Book is out!
On June 9, 2015, the publication of her book Janusz Korczak: Sculptor of Children’s Souls was celebrated at Congregation of Ansche Chesed in New York City. Members of our board attended. Click here to read more and see this article.
Alexander Hamilton Elementary School Donates to our Cause
In June 2015, the Hamilton Elementary School in Glen Rock, NJ held a fundraiser to collect materials needed for the Homework Help program in Spring Valley NY. They collected much needed basic school supplies, educational games, books and many other wonderful items to benefit the children of the East Ramapo NY School District who participate in the program. Click here to read more.
“Lacing up for Freedom Walkathon”
In May 2015, we participated in a walkathon at Ridgewood Duck Pond for Durga Tree International, Inc. They are a NJ based non-profit who raise money for several grassroots organizations working to end modern day slavery of children. Click here to read more or visit them at durgatreeinternational.com.