Join us for a Young Professionals Happy Hour & Friendraiser to support FFL!
We will gather at 6pm at 3 Squared Gallery
on 24th and 7th in Chelsea
to support urban education and to celebrate
FFL’s position as the official charity for the Brooklyn 15k!
Can’t attend? Wish to make a Gift to FFL?
About the Foundation for Letters
The Foundation for Letters connects urban schools with partners, volunteers and donors who elevate student achievement through innovative writing programs.
The Foundation for Letters (FFL) provides urban students and schools with access to innovative writing-intensive academic and enrichment programs that are designed, staffed and funded by volunteers from the literary community and beyond. FFL also helps underserved communities of schools form their own networks of external support that form partnerships, raise funds and engage volunteers who are committed to increasing student engagement with writing.
Fifteen years ago, the Advisory Board of the Bronx Academy of Letters (a new public high school funded with Gates Foundation funds) was formed to provide educational resources and enrichment opportunities to one small school in the Bronx, NY.
The vision of the Board was that in urban public schools, where resources were limited, external support for literacy education could provide improved academic performance, increased college readiness and better global citizenship among students. The Board supported and implemented programs at the Bronx Academy of Letters that stressed increased fluency in communication, through immersion with the “word” – written, spoken and performed.
After more than a decade of experience serving as the primary external support organization for Bronx Letters, the Advisory Board incorporated in 2012 and formed FFL, which continued its support of Bronx Letters, until August 2014, when it expanded the reach of its work beyond a single school. In 2017, FFL is working to provide urban schools with a blueprint for how to positively impact their communities through external support for literacy-based academic and enrichment programs.
To learn more about and support our mission, join us at our Young Professional’s Happy Hour!.
FFL Young Professional’s Happy Hour
April 13, 2017
Happy Hour | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Race Number/Packet Pickup | 3:00pm-8:00pm
3 Squared Gallery
157 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10016
Check out the space:
For more information:
Sarose Klein, Executive Director
Mike Jackson, Chief Executive Officer