New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich became one of our first friends when the Center moved to Woodhaven. Eric facilitated our partnership with the Consortium for Worker Education and that has given a solid foundation to our English as a Second Language Program. His membership on the NYC Council Education
That is how Sister Linda Stilling describes the week she and Gerriza Balmes, Ciarese DeTorres and Nia Willis (from Notre Dame of Maryland University) spent on their Spring Service Break at SSND Educational Center in Queens, NY.
In Sister Linda’s words: We began our trip to the SSND Educational Center
State Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan who has represented the 37th Assembly District since 1984 has accomplished much on the state level. To us at the SSND Educational Center, she has been a faithful friend and supporter. As Chair of the State Assembly Education Committee, Cathy invited leading New York State
Each June the Center holds its Closing Ceremony. HSE and ESL students assemble in the neighboring parish gym. Representatives of the five levels of ESL and the HSE class address the assembly and share the highlights of their time at the Center. Certificates are awarded and those who have earned
Sister Mary Warner, SSND, has been nominated to receive the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) Award for Classroom Excellence 2017. Each regional council in California can nominate one or two teachers at different grade levels to receive these awards. Sister
Like the well-known Russian icon, Our Lady of Vladimir, this image of the Mother of Tenderness. depicts the mother of God nestled cheek-to-cheek with her infant son.
How to Pray with Icons
Praying with icons is an ancient practice that involves using natural and supernatural eyes, seeing what the
A Catholic education was first offered in Prairie du Chien in 1866, through a parochial school at St. Gabriel’s Church. Still, 150 years later, that faith-based light of knowledge has fostered a whole child concept, top-notch academic standards and family values for masses of local students who’ve gone