Salvadori Executive Director, Kenn, recently met with Council Member Ampry-Samuel to discuss how our programs reach students in under-resourced communities through programs in NYCHA Community Centers, transitional housing facilities, and community-based after-school and summer programs.
Salvadori recently received a $1,000 grant from Investors Foundation at New York City. The grant will help further Salvadori’s mission to close the achievement gap by offering hands-on curricula that support academic growth for traditionally underserved students at more than 80 sites.
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Salvadori Executive Director Kenn Jones gave a presentation on policy and practice initiatives to advance equity within STEAM education.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation generously donates $600,000 over two years to continue the Salvadori Center’s STEAM-based education program for EVERY 5th and 7th grade student in Scranton and Riverside, PA, as well as 9th grade students at Scranton West High School. Click here to read more.
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This year, they designed, built, and tested their tall towers. During the event, fifth to eighth grade students were placed in small, mixed-age design teams, mentored by engineers and architects from some of the city’s leading firms. Each team used math and science concepts to design their towers to support as much weight and using as little raw material as possible. Each team’s structure had to be at least 30 inches high, with a flat surface at least 30 inches above the base that was used to hold weight. Each structure’s efficiency (live load / dead load) was tested until failure. Click here to see how the day unfolded.
This year’s Benefit was held at The High Line Hotel on Monday, 7 May, 2018. Click here to view photos.
Do you have a passion for teaching? The Salvadori Center seeks a full time educator to facilitate instruction of our programs in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Those with teaching experience or a background in architecture or engineering is not required, but preferred. A passion for teaching our subject matter is required. Click here to view the application. Position has been filled!
The Salvadori Center seeks an Education Director to implement and oversee Salvadori’s educational programming ~ including in-school, after-school, and professional development programs, as well as family and community workshops. The successful candidate will be a team player, an organized and effective manager with strong creative and critical thinking skills. Click here to view the application. Position has been filled!
Due to a generous grant from The Pinkerton Foundation the Salvadori Center is able to provide dynamic, collaborative, project-based programs FREE of charge to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) community centers across all 5 boroughs of New York City. Participating students will develop vital 21st skills ~ collaboration, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. As they explore how the built environment ~ buildings, bridges, and skateparks, etc. ~ they see how math and science are a part of their lives. The application is short and simple: click here to view the application. Application deadline: 5:00 PM on Friday, 11 August 2017.
Do you have a passion for teaching? The Salvadori Center seeks a full time educator to facilitate instruction of our programs here in New York City. Those with teaching experience or a background in architecture or engineering is not required, but preferred. A passion for teaching our subject matter is required. Click here for more information. All full-time positions have been filled! For more info on the new part-time positions, see above.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of Salvadori’s Annual Cocktail Benefit!
Salvadori Summer programs start 11 July 2017 and go through 18 August 2017. The deadline to reserve a program is Friday, 16 June 2017. Book today! Salvadori Summer programs are (12) 90-minute sessions, offered 2x a week for (6) weeks, typically serve 20-25 students, and cost $7,260. Discounts are available for multiple classes. To view program topics, see our 2016-2017 Program Flyer.
On July 6th & 7th 2017, at our annual Kathleen Grimm Memorial Teacher Training Institute, educators will acquire the skills to incorporate project-based learning into their own classrooms. The structure of the 2-day program will pulse between small group work and the entire group sharing expertise, creating a lively atmosphere that promotes in-depth learning. Using New York City’s iconic architecture as a backdrop, participants will review project-based pedagogies that can enhance students’ critical thinking and collaboration skills for college and career-readiness ~ preparing them for the 21st century workforce. Click here to apply for a scholarship, and click here for full-priced registration.
Save the Date: Salvadori’s Annual Cocktail Benefit will be held at The High Line Hotel on May 1, 2017. Click here for more information.
Each year The Architectural League’s Current Work series features significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. Structural engineer Nat Oppenheimer of Silman will present his work in a public lecture. Click here for more information.
Salvadori’s 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available! Click here to view the full report.
Results are in…Salvadori works! Independent assessment provides evidence that Salvadori curricula support several national math and science learning standards. Click here to see a summary.