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Make the Road New York: Staten Island


Arlette Cepeda

It was a beautiful experience. Although labor intense, it was very rewarding to see our students in all pipeline schools and the avenue engaged.

Gave 3.00 hours on Apr 20, 2018 with Make the Road New York: Staten Island, Northfield Local Community Development Corporation, Port Richmond High School Community School– NYC Dept. of Education, Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy, Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness, Wagner College
Evelin Caballero Omana
Evelin Caballero Omana
Evelin Caballero Omana
Daniel Slade

Slade 1
Daniel Slade
Professor Arant and Moynagh
Reflective Tutorial
15 November 2017
Last Make the Road:
Today was my last day at make the road and I have to say overall the experience was one that I enjoyed very much. I’ve been working with a 3rd grader named David everyday since I started Make the Road. David always did his work before anything else and I think is smarter than maybe others might see in him. David absolutely loved reading books and would grab as many as he could. Sometimes David would read the books, other times he would just ask me about the pictures, and if he was didn't know the words then I’d read it along with him. And when we’d be done reading all the books he wanted to that day I’d let him draw pictures in my notebook or we’d play tic-tac-toe. His mom used to peek in and smile while we were doing his homework or reading. I always tried to treat David as if he was my little brother because i remember being in an after school program and having role models like that in my life. I believe that often times that it just takes a role model outside of a parental guardian to really take the kid in and make them feel as if they have more people who care about them. It’s very easy for people outside of their ethnic community to just pass them off. These kids love learning, it just takes more help for some of them, but even more than that, they're kids who enjoy life just like me and you.

Did literacy training of 2.00 on Nov 15, 2017 with LC12: Justice in an Unjust World, Wagner College
Evelin Caballero Omana
Daniel Slade

Slade 1
Daniel Slade
Professor Arant and Moynagh
Reflective Tutorial
8 November 2017
4th Make the Road
Today David wasn’t there so I helped with John Carlos and he didn't want to do his school work at all. He’s one of the younger kids at make the road and seems pretty hyper, i think it’s hard for him to sit still, he reminds me of myself at that age. He enjoyed messing with the other college student who participate in make the road and talking to the other girls. Even though it was much harder to get him to finish his work than david, it was still enjoyable as much as it was challenging. John carlos is without a doubt capable of completing the work he’s just a free spirit i guess you could say. After John Carlos got picked up there wasn’t much else to do because not many of the kids were there today, so Dante, Peter and I went to the bakery next door and got Doughnuts. The doughnuts were super cheap and super big, that's a blessing. Since there really isn’t much to reflect on then i suppose i could talk about David’s older brother Michael. The influence that Michael has on his baby brother is so evident. He’s really smart and always finishes his homework early. I rarely see him ask for help unless it's to check over his answers. Michael doesn’t talk as much as David but it’s nice to see him join in on the joking and laughing sometimes. I really believe he enjoyed make the road more than it may have seemed. David really looks up to Micheal and often asks to read the same books he’s reading. That’s how i was with my older brother. They seem to be each other's best friend.

Did literacy training of 2.00 between Nov 8th and Nov 8th, 2017 with LC12: Justice in an Unjust World, Wagner College
GivePulse profile picture of Alison Arant Alison Arant  10 months ago
Aw, brothers! <3