Westchester Community Foundation Grants Play Critical Roles in the Ossining Children’s Center’s COVID 19 Response

The Ossining Children’s Center (OCC) was awarded a generous grant from the Westchester Community Foundation (WCF) in January of this year to support the work of OCC’s Director of Children’s Services, Terry... Read more »

Author-Illustrator Opens the Book on His Creative Process   

As third-grader Sabastian Rios stood in line for author-illustrator Bryan Collier to sign his copy of Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” the connection dawned on him. “Wait, did... Read more »

Ossining Children’s Center: Little Ones Learning at Home 

Just like teachers all around the country, educators at the Ossining Children’s Center have been working hard to partner with parents and provide children with rich and engaging learning experiences at home.... Read more »

Artistic Students Earn Regional Honors

Ossining High School (OHS) students Nia Doty and Zoe McLear recently won at the regional level of the National PTA Reflections competition for their artwork.   Each year, more than 300,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 submit original... Read more »

Ossining Senior Places Second in National Science Competition

Ossining High School senior Caroline Reed placed second in the 58th National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, which took place online in mid-April. Caroline won an $8,000 scholarship for her research on... Read more »

Cafecito Con. . . Carlos Tacuri

I am excited to bring you our third “Cafecito Con . . .”  (Coffee with…) interview spotlighting the stories, challenges and successes of Latino entrepreneurs and business owners.  If you know someone... Read more »

A Life Turned Around Leads to a Lifetime of Helping Inmates

Hudson Link is a remarkable education program for the incarcerated Hudson Link, a remarkable, Ossining-based education program for the incarcerated, needs your help The turning point for Sean Pica, serving a 24-year-sentence... Read more »

Escape from Sing Sing Plunge Raises over $17,000

On Saturday, February 15, 64 River Town residents came together to help our neighbors in need and. The group ran into the frigid waters of the Hudson River at Louis Engel Park... Read more »

Ossining Students Thrive with Peaches the Dog in the Classroom

Brandon Beck’s fifth-grade class read a TIME for Kids article last year about dogs in schools, prompting a discussion about how great it would be to do that at Roosevelt School. “I... Read more »

Author Encourages Anne M. Dorner Middle School Students to Become Writers

When Paul Volponi was in middle school, he only pretended to read the books the teachers gave him, he told Anne M. Dorner Middle School students during a recent visit. That changed... Read more »