Commonpoint Queens Delivers 140 Bagel Breakfasts to Single Mothers and Provides 2,745 Hours of Content to More Than 7,000 High School Students
Queens, NY — On Friday, May 9th Commonpoint Queens delivered 140 packages to the single moms of their high school program participants and members of their Single Parent program in celebration of Mother’s Day! Each package contained a dozen mini bagels, cream cheese, butter, & orange juice, and chocolate chip cookies. Packages were delivered by their program staff throughout Queens.
Commonpoint Queens reports that over the past 7-weeks they have provided 2,745 hours of virtual content & outreach to more than 7,000 students across their 5 partner high schools, Queens High School of Teaching, Martin Van Buren High School, John Bowne High School, Forest Hills High School, and Queens Academy High School. A few brief highlights from this week alone include:
The Education Specialist Apprenticeship Program in partnership with the Pinkerton Foundation at Queens High School of Teaching launched its student-led lesson planning and facilitation module. The College Now class focuses on skill-building in education. This week the students began using techniques that they’ve learned to implement lessons to their peers during our weekly Google Meets class.
John Bowne High School staff partners offered Bowne Beauties, Gaming, GSA, and Book Club remotely.
The Strive Program brings group workshops that address social justice, food, and culture, as well as leadership. Students are getting creative during the expressions group, and utilizing the entrepreneurship workshop to develop business skills.
The SOAR program at Martin Van Buren hosted a virtual Mother’s Day edition where the students invited their parents and made Caramel Popcorn together during the live class.
CASE Academy at Forest Hills HS continues to provide weekly social-emotional learning workshops focusing on female empowerment, self-care, work readiness, college mindfulness, and more. In addition, academic support remains the number one need for many of the students served.
Offering emergency cash assistance. The program is available to students’ parents who can demonstrate loss of employment due to COVID-19.
Free workshops for students and families
Financial Literacy Series: Money for Teens
Cooking Class: Quarantine Banana Bread & Blueberry Muffins
The agency also continues to offer:
Health & Wellness/Fitness Classes
They continue to offer FREE community health & wellness & fitness classes at www.commonpointqueens.org/
Unemployment & Workforce Assistance for Families
Their Adult Employment team is available for individual appointments.
The agency is also hosting a Virtual 5k Fundraiser
Run or walk 5K (3.1 miles) this Sunday, May 17th and support Commonpoint Queens’ Food Pantry. Max Velocity Fitness + Performance is a locally owned fitness studio in Bayside. They have connected Commonpoint Queens to help them continue to provide meal deliveries.
This fun, healthy family-friendly event will bring our community together virtually! Donations can be made at https://www.commonpointqueens.
Emergency Assistance & Food Package Delivery
People in need of assistance can call our hotline at (929) 255-6060 Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or complete their online emergency assistance form at https://www.commonpointqueens.