We thank the Village of Spring Valley Police Headquarters and Officer Andre Riobe’ for sharing your space and understanding that reading is fundamental. The conversations about children reading is a needed one. Children have much to gain from having lots and lots of books at home. It is important for us to encourage our children … Continue reading Book Badges & Beverages in Spring Valley
Month: December 2020
Books. Badges. Beverages.
Books. Badges. Beverages. in Mount Vernon, New York 2020. This is not our first partnership. We collaborated for the first time in 2012 with the belief and understanding that every child deserves a gift during the holidays. We collected toys and coat. We even had gingerbread houses to decorate. Let’s not forget the Let Girls … Continue reading Books. Badges. Beverages.
Tha BUMP Gets Dirty
“MVPL Garden Club” Thank You Trustee Hope Marabel for acknowledging me today. Getting acknowledged makes me blush & get very mushy internally. I learned a lot even though I went to support Bro Arthur Muhammad. Actions like tiling, weeding, and seedlings. Brother Muhammed took time to correct with love. “Not dirt, soil”. Cynthia Turnquest-JonesFounder of … Continue reading Tha BUMP Gets Dirty
Tha BUMP Gives
I started serving the hungry as a student in Elementary school. We would travel with a couple of Nuns to a church in the South Bronx. My parents would drop me off early in the morning and pick me up with smiles. I really didn’t understand what I was doing. All I knew was I … Continue reading Tha BUMP Gives
Mount Vernon Reads
The current buzz around Urban communities are about schools failing children of color during the pandemic. By now you have heard that there is no other way to say it – this has been devastating for children of color. The interesting thing is that the readings and conversations are lacking solutions. In the city of … Continue reading Mount Vernon Reads