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Christmas, Children & AIDS: A Must-See

Posted on 01/7/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Photo Credit: Children of Parents with AIDS, Inc.


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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: AIDS, HIV, Christmas, East Harlem, Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Center

Torture Victim To Meet Pope Francis

Posted on 09/4/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Four a.m. and Mamadou Drame, uniformed in his “AM New York” red vest with dark sunglasses covering his unseeing eyes, stands on his corner, 53rd and Lex. on Manhattan’s east side handing free newspapers to...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Pope Francis, Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem

Spider-Man Reaches Out to Boy with Autism

Posted on 02/23/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Spider-Man swung in for his first fantasy appearance in the Forest Hill, Queens home of this fictional boy-turned-insect’s  aunt in 1962. Now, more than 50 years later, the superhero made his latest appearance last week in the dilapidated East Harlem apartment of Jamel Hunter, a Spider-Man-obsessed boy trapped inside his thoughts by autism. ...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: autism, East Harlem, Forest Hill, Jamel Hunter, Kennedy Child Study Center, New York Times, New York Times Neediest Cases, Queens, Spider-Man