Kicking Off a New School Year &
Our 25th Anniversary!
Dear Friends,

Twenty-five years ago we gained independence - the freedom to explore and attain human excellence in El Barrio, one of the live edges of the city where privilege and poverty just barely touch - long after we had dedicated ourselves to the proposition that all children are created equal.

-Ivan Hageman, Head of School
EHS Summer Semester at a Glance
West Virginia Backpacking Trip
Thanks to the generosity of the Virginia Lopez Foundation , every summer our rising 8th graders spend a week backpacking in West Virginia under the guidance of Experience Learning.

"West Virginia inspired me to improve my leadership skills. I will always remember exploring the cave and hiking Spruce Knob Mountain with my fellow classmates."

-Katelyn, 8th grade
Summer Friday Field Trips
Every Friday each summer, EHS students explore NYC and all it has to offer. A big thank you to all the organizations and individuals who provided our students with a summer of culture, learning, and fun! Here's a rundown of the places we visited this year:
  • Columbia University Tour
  • The New School University Tour
  • MCNY Picturing New York City: Muslim in New York
  • Lincoln Center Public Library Recorded Music Tour
  • International Children's Film Festival
  • Tour of Central Park through Real New York Tours (pictured)
  • Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Barnard Tour
  • Gluck+ Office Tour
  • New York Public Library Tour
  • City Hall Tour
2017 Brooks Fellows
In 2005, EHS Board Member Dede Brooks and her husband Michael started the Brooks Fellowship for Community Service which provides stipends for EHS alumni who work in summer internships at non-profit and community based organizations. Here's a looks at our 2017 Fellows and where you can find them in school today:
EHS '11
Che Maria Baez (Parsons School of Design)
EHS '13
Alexander Batista (BMCC)
Aissatou Toure (NYU)
EHS '14
Alejandra Batista (Beacon HS)
Clyde Ramos (The Taft School)
Mia Stevens (Westminster HS)
Saraly Vargas (Dana Hall School)
EHS '15
Arely Duarte (Cristo Rey NY HS)
Aaliyah Garcia (Tabor Academy)
Latoya Holmes (Cristo Rey BK)
Carolyn Loyola (Cristo Rey NY HS)
EHS '16
Viviana Alejandre (Cathedral HS)
Leah Faulk (Talent Unlimited HS)
Dayanara Reyes (Cathedral HS)
EHS '17
Soraida Hidalgo (LaGuardia HS)
Edwin Kent (Church Farm School)
Many Thanks to Our Fantastic
Summer Interns!
EHS Welcomes New Trustees
Philip Vasan
Phil is Head of Investments and Portfolio Solutions for the US Wealth market at BlackRock, Inc. Phil holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard and a BA from Oberlin College where he currently serves on the Investment Committee. Phil was EHS Commencement Speaker in 2015 ( link to text of talk ). He and his wife Tina live in Manhattan with their son and daughter.
Jonathan Z. Cohen
Jonathan is Chairman, CEO and Founder of HEPCO Capital Management, an investment firm, making control investments in middle market companies and real estate. Mr. Cohen’s philanthropic endeavors include his role as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Lincoln Center Theater, a Trustee of The American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece and Trustee of Arete Foundation, a private family foundation.
Stay tuned -- next time we will profile new trustees
Stephanie Kearney and Ernesto Cruz!
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25th Anniversary Party!