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Neha Gautam - who has contributed 1 posts on Queens7.com.

Neha joined SAYA! in 2007 as a Leadership Specialist. While pursuing a dual B.A. in History and International Affairs at CCNY, Neha developed her skills as a community and youth organizer borrowing the principles of popular education and social justice while working for the Women's Center at LaGuardia Community College and Student Liberation Action Movement. Neha enjoys implementing a multi-disciplinary program at Richmond Hill High School using multi-media and guerrilla youth media to ensure that the youth are developing awareness, a critical understanding of issues that affect them, and practical academic and life skills.

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After-school programs minimize education gap

Posted on 09 February 2011

Despite not getting an Oscar nomination, Davis Guggenheim’s film, Waiting for Superman, still has educators, administrators and parents debating the quality of America’s public schools. The film points to low test scores, low graduation rates, and lack of job-readiness as evidence of an education system desperate for reform.

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“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free …” Perhaps no other city in the entire United States adheres more faithfully than New York City to this passage from Emma Lazarus’s poem “The New Colossus”, engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the Statue of Liberty. Fatima Shama, commissioner of the New [...]


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WOODSIDE

Common residents: Southeast Asians, Latinos

Common Residents Jackson Heights (northeast), Elmhurst (east), Sunnyside (west)

Main streets: Roosevelt Avenue and Northern Boulevard

Transportation: 7, E, M, R trains and Q18, Q32, Q39, Q45, Q53, Q60 and B34 buses

Post Office: 39-25 61st St., Woodside, NY 11377

Hospital: Elmhurst Hospital Center, 79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373

Police Station: 114th Precinct, 34-16 Astoria Blvd., Queens, NY 11103, 718-626-9311

Zip Code: 11377
JACKSON HEIGHTS

Common residents: South Asians, Latinos

Geographic boundaries: Grand Central Parkway (north), East Elmhurst (northeast), Corona (east), Elmhurst (south), Woodside (west)

Main streets: Roosevelt Avenue, Northern Boulevard, 37th Avenue and 81st and 82nd Streets

Transportation: 7, E, F, M, R trains and Q19, Q19B, Q33, Q47, Q66 buses

Post Office: 33-23 Junction Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Hospital: Elmhurst Hospital Center, 79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373

Police Station: 115th Precinct, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11372, 718-533-2002

Zip Code: 11372
ELMHURST

Common residents: South Asians, Latinos

Geographic boundaries: Jackson Heights (north), Corona (east), Woodside (west)

Main streets: Broadway and Roosevelt and Woodside Avenues

Transportation: 7, E, F, M, R trains and Q33, Q45, Q47, Q49, Q53 buses

Post Office: 80-27 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373

Hospital: Elmhurst Hospital Center, 79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373

Police Station: 110th Precinct, 94-41 43rd Ave., Elmhurst, NY, 11373, 718-476-9311

Zip Code: 11373
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