Watch Voyka Soto on the Panel for Education Policy at the New School’s Center for New York City Affairs.

The Sofara Executive Director hosts a focus group with after school, enrichment, and parent group parents from CSDs 4, 5, and 6. Their constant “finger on the pulse” of community parents desires and requests, and their willingness to share that feedback with Sofara, was invaluable in molding programming. Be sure to check out STEMKids NYC and Kids Passport to Adventure.

The Sofara team was in District 4 over the MLK weekend. Our mini Health Fair was a fun shake up!  We shook our way to home made ice cream. Yum Yum!! We could name the three ingredients in our ice cream. Children got up and moved to groovin’ music and relaxed body and mind with mini yoga sessions. 

Sofara International and STEMKids NYC gathered the Ode to Joy Tech student engineered “Get Well” cards and distributed them at Harlem Hospital with a wagon haul of gifts. It was our pleasure to be able to interact with the children and families in Districts 5 and 6.

The Sofara International and STEMKids NYC teams Ode To Joy Tech event in District 5. After a mini lesson on the benefits of philanthropy, children participated in a hands-on lesson in circuitry.  Their new knowledge was then transferred to engineer get well cards and toys with these same circuits for the children at Harlem Hospital.

First Annual Education Speak Garden Party. Sofara International and Power to the Harlem Parents hosted community stakeholders and education professionals from the tristate area to discuss the state of education and the Sofara International proposal for the Harlem community.