June 21, 2018 senior breakfast event at New Dawn Charter High School prior to Graduation Ceremony
Seniors celebrate their achievement with the New Dawn Charter High School Staff on the roof top area. Seniors were treated to breakfast, received their cap and gown, yearbook, and celebrtated a historic milestone in their lives with each other and the New Dawn Staff.
New Dawn Charter High School
New Dawn celebrates a full term 5 year renewal through 2022
New Dawn Charter High School is proud to announce that we have been granted a full term 5 year renewal of our charter by the New York State Board of Regents. The recent vote to renew our charter term will allow New Dawn to continue to service our unique population through the 2021-2022 school year. A huge congratulations to all who have made this possible including our staff, students, and families.
New Dawn Charter High School
New Dawn Featured on Northeast Charter School Network blog series
Congratulations to Board of Trustees member Samir Souidi for his breakthrough work in technology, helping people in refugee camps. Very proud of our founding Board member for the recognition of this very important, groundbreaking work.
InsideNGO honored Samir Souidi, Enterprise Systems/Software Architect at Population Council, with its 2016 Excellence Award in Information Technology at its annual conference, Achieving Global Impact, in Washington, DC, last evening.
The InsideNGO Excellence Awards were established in 2010 to recognize professionals within the development sector who are innovating, collaborating, and ensuring operational excellence within their organizations. Souidi’s nomination, submitted by Population Council’s Stan Mierzwa, Director of Information Technology and James Sailer, VP of Corporate Affairs, lauded his development of a breakthrough tool that collects data in refugee camps, allowing more timely, accurate, and extensive research to be conducted among the camps’ vulnerable populations. This type of tool had never been used in refugee camps previously, due to challenges such as low literacy levels and the multiple languages spoken by refugees, as well as interruptions in power and Internet services. Souidi’s tool has also been recognized by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).
“InsideNGO recognizes the value that strong operational units bring to mission-driven NGOs,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Dente of InsideNGO at the awards ceremony, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. “IT plays a critical role in the NGO community—in terms of communication, data management, and innovating new products that serve people in need. Samir Souidi, through his commitment to excellence, is contributing to our shared mission of achieving global impact in addressing some of the world’s most pressing social issues.”
Winners were chosen from among 50 nominations submitted by InsideNGO member organizations across the US and internationally earlier this year. Nominators were asked to submit detailed recommendations explaining how their nominees demonstrated a commitment to NGO operational excellence. The other award winners recognized during the ceremony included:
Line Kewe of Literacy Bridge in Seattle, WA, and the Programs System Unit from Pathfinder International in Watertown, MA, (tie) for Excellence in Cross Operations Dr. Si Thura of Community Partners International in Yangon, Myanmar, the Emerging Leader Award Elizabeth Atherton of Nuru International in Irvine, CA, for Excellence in Finance Ken Repp of Education Development Center in Waltham, MA, for Excellence in Grants & Contracts Bonnie Karns of International City/County Management (ICMA) in Washington, DC, for Excellence in Human Resources Nearly 1,100 development practitioners from 198 different organizations attended InsideNGO’s annual conference this year, making it one of the largest gatherings of professionals in the relief and development community.
InsideNGO is a membership association of 330 international non-governmental organizations and sector experts in the international development and relief community working together to achieve global impact. We provide training and learning opportunities, peer-to-peer exchange, sector expertise, and links to industry partners to help our members build their operational and management capacity. Learn more at www.insidengo.org
New Dawn Charter High School Board Meeting Dates School year 2018-2019
All meetings start at 2:30 and will be held at 242 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, New York 11217, except the August 2018 meeting which will be held in the offices of GKV Architects, 675 Third Avenue, Fl 16, New York, NY 10017. The August 7, 2018 meeting will start at 9 a.m. There will be a live feed at 242 Hoyt Street.
July 24, 2018
August 7, 2018
September: To be determined
October 23, 2018
November 26, 2018
December 18, 2018
January 22, 2019
February 26, 2019
March 26, 2019
April 16, 2019
May 28, 2019
June 18, 2017
Ronald Tabano, Chair
Ronald Tabano has over 40 years experience in education beginning his work as a 6th grade teacher, moving to teaching social studies and ELA at the middle and high school levels, eventually becoming an Assistant Principal. Following this he worked in the community creating job opportunities for struggling adolescents and was a founding member of both Wildcat Academy, which opened in 1992 under the NYC DOE and the first Second Opportunity School (SOS) in the Bronx which opened in 1997. Mr. Tabano also started the first New Beginnings School in 1999 in Queens. He marshaled Wildcat Academy through the charter conversion process in 2000. Today as CEO/Principal of Wildcat, Mr. Tabano is responsible for a budget of $9.5 million and a staff of 54.
Leslie Winter, Vice Chair
Leslie Winter is the former Executive Director of the Achilles Foundation, the Assistant Commissioner for Planning in the Division of Real Property in NYC and the Director of Real Estate Programs for NYU’s Real Estate institute. He is involved in commercial real estate in NYC and is the chairperson or president of two economic development not-for-profits and sits on the Boards of two others.
Ms. Jane Y. Sun, Board Member
Ms. Jane Y. Sun is the lead data engineer at the The Center for Educational Innovation in NYC. In her position as lead data engineer, Ms. Sun has designed powerful integrated software tools for schools and teachers that explain business rules and analytical priorities. She has helped schools consolidate school data and thereby resolving any data issues resulting from the consolidation of school data and data errors. She has provided evaluation of data management policies, procedures and other documentation requested by software companies, the Federal Education Department, and the NYC DOE. Ms. Sun has also supported school improvement through teacher evaluation, assessment data analysis, and the use of data. She has also conducted and supported data-use training, software tool-use training, and growth target setting as requested by various schools. Ms. Sun also oversees the supervision and work of data engineers in her company . Among many other technical abilities, Ms. Sun has excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, has experience in quantitative analysis and SAS programming. Ms. Sun holds a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from City College of New York of the City University of New York and a B.A. in Mathematics from the Tianjin Normal University, 1994, Tianjin, China.
Darlene Anderson, Member
Ms. Darlene A. Anderson is the CEO of Utopia Network Inc. a New York City community based nonprofit organization that offers a wide range of services to the community; inclusive of economic enhancement, education, vocational, & employment opportunities, youth development, family support services, health & wellness resources and housing linkage.
Ms. Anderson is also motivational speaker, a personal and professional development coach, a philanthropist and author of the autobiographical empowerment book titled, “Not Without A Fight: 10 Ways To Win When It Appears You've Already Lost”.
Philip Weitzman, Ph.D., Member
Among Dr. Weitzman's many accomplishments, Dr. Weitzman was chief academic and regulatory affairs officer for an 850-student university campus with graduate and undergraduate programs in business, liberal arts, art and design. He managed the academic budget and responsible for reconciling and achieving compliance with two often-conflicting legal and educational accreditation systems. Dr. Weitzman was responsible for producing regional re-accreditation self-study and obtaining re-licensure. Dr. Weitzman is also a licensed attorney and was an Administrative Law Judge , served on the NYC Environmental Control Board, from May 2007-present, is a Public Arbitrator, on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, 2011-present, and was an Administrative Law Judge (part-time), for the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission and NYC Parking Violations Bureau, from 1985-1989.