“I was very impressed with the new programming of smaller groups, more variety in activities and having more teachers participating!” Nancy Sing-Bock, former principal of PS 51, new Abundant Waters Board member, after visiting the program two weeks ago.
November 12, 2018
Dear Friend of Abundant Waters,
This is the first and only letter I am sending out this year.
Back in the Spring when I would have sent a letter, I was very uncertain as to the future of AW. Not as to its continuing, but as to in what way and how it would continue. I was also so consumed with details and meetings with parents and the school that there just was no time. Now that I have the answer to what and how, I am making the time.
WHAT. We continue to serve children from lower income, non-English speaking households with single parents, grandparents and guardians. We continue to provide homework help, one-on-one tutoring, music instruction, arts, crafts and recreation. But, we have increased to 175 children hoping by September 2019 to increase to 200. We have also increased in quality by adding keyboard, ballet, STEM, soccer, net games, doll making, double-dutch, Spanish, and math games to our already existing cello, violin, chorus, chess and theatre arts activities.
HOW. Yes, here is the challenge. We had to increase in size. The demand in New York City for after-school is overwhelming. Also, after-school is a time/place where the programming that regular school cannot provide could and should be provided. We are committed to bringing a higher quality of program activities. All of this costs more – almost double the income that we have raised in previous years.
STILL HOW: FAITH AND GIVING. I am trusting that you will join us. I look forward to my next letter in Spring 2019, inviting you to our annual theatre production, and telling you what great progress we have made. Sincerely and with continued gratitude,
Founder and Director
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