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100% College Bound

December 16, 2014 by  
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90% of our 12th graders go on to college. Our aim now is for 100% of them to attend college and to land in schools that best meet their needs and support their aspirations. So…this year, we have implemented a partnership with the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) to do just that. Led by Marilyn [...]

Three Original Musicals in 2014

December 15, 2014 by  
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Over three weeks this year, over 3,000 people packed into off-Broadway theatres to witness an abundance of honesty, hope and resilience presented by the teenagers in our three programs. These three original musicals were created by 139 NYC teenagers and played to sold out houses of families, friends, and community members. Every show was unique [...]

Our Foster Care Impact

December 15, 2014 by  
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With the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, we will be conducting an evaluation of our Foster Care Program in 2015. The project will examine our program’s long-term impact on youth in care. The research will focus on alumni from the Foster Care Program and the quality of their lives since their participation. [...]

Changing Foster Care

December 15, 2014 by  
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We introduced our foster care film “Know How” to audiences at film festivals this year to generate awareness of its release in 2015. We were selected for 17 festivals, captured 10 awards and won Project of the Year on IndieWire – our favorite moment was Claribelle Pagan winning the Best Leading Actress award at the [...]

Transforming 9/11

December 15, 2014 by  
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Cantor Fitzgerald lost hundreds of their employees in NYC on 9/11. To honor their memory, the firm now holds Charity Day each year on 9/11 to transform what has been a day of grief into a day of giving. Charities like The Possibility Project are invited to enlist a celebrity ambassador to visit the firm [...]

SEL Challenge

December 15, 2014 by  
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The Susan Crown Exchange (SCE), a Chicago foundation, selected The Possibility Project as 1 of 8 programs (out of 250 that applied) to partner with them in the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Challenge. The Challenge aims to “elevate the importance of SEL through an intensive effort with an exceptional cohort of teen programs.” The [...]

In the News: Ronan Farrow Daily

December 15, 2014 by  
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This past July, the Ronan Farrow Daily news program on MSNBC reported on the foster care crisis and current attempts at reform. Daily segments on the harsh reality facing foster youth were accompanied by reports of current reform efforts in various states. Three Possibility Project alums – Niquana Clark, Gilbert Howard and Claribelle Pagan – [...]

Upcoming Show Premiere!

November 6, 2014 by  
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The Possibility Project produces three original musicals in New York City each year. Premiere performances are held at prominent theaters in Manhattan or Brooklyn. – Read about our original musicals – Bring a group of youth to a show – Receive updates about performances Upcoming Premiere Performances Our newest original musical, Take it from the [...]

Watch the “Know How” Trailer!

February 25, 2014 by  
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We’re incredibly excited to unveil the trailer to our film. Please share it on Facebook, Twitter, Blog about it, put it on Reddit, and anywhere else your heart desires. We need your help with our grassroots campaign, and your voice to galvanize friends, family, and colleagues to make “Know How” a success!

Profile: Marguerite Hemmings

December 11, 2013 by  
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Marguerite Hemmings has worked with TPP on two original musicals written by our Saturday Cast. We asked her to tell us about her role within this program and her motivation for working with our youth… TPP: Describe your background and current work as an artist. MH: I am a choreographer and dancer. I specialize in [...]

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