The Winter Antiques Show was established in 1955 by the Show’s beneficiary, East Side House Settlement. One of New York City’s oldest social service organizations, East Side House was established in 1891 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and moved to the South Bronx – within one of the nation’s poorest congressional districts – in 1963.
Today, East Side House helps nearly 8,000 individuals in the South Bronx and surrounding communities improve their lives each year by providing access to quality education and technology training as gateways out of poverty and into economic and civic opportunity.
The organization’s high-performing continuum of programs includes early childhood programs, elementary and middle school programs, adult education, computer technology programs, senior services and comprehensive social services. In addition, East Side House partners with the New York City Department of Education in seven high school programs: Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School, Bronx Haven High School, the Smith Campus Young Adult Borough Center, the High School for Excellence and Innovation, The School for Tourism and Hospitality, the Bronx Design and Construction Academy, and Mott Haven Community High School. These programs are designed to help students complete high school and enroll in college or other postsecondary options that lead to fulfilling careers.
East Side House has a staff of approximately 400 full and part-time teachers, social workers, and other experts operating from 24 different locations annually with a budget in excess of $14 million, a significant percentage of which comes from private philanthropy.
Corning Museum of Glass's "You Design It/We Make It" class with students in East Side House programs featured on ABC news; sculptures exhibited at Winter Antiques Show:
Glass sculptures designed by Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School students Georlen Arzu and Katherine Perez (left) and Bronx Haven High School student Jonathan Malave (right) in a "You Design It/We Make It" class with Corning Museum of Glass master glassmaker Eric Goldschmidt. The sculptures were on view at the Park Avenue Armory during the 2009 Winter Antiques Show.
New York Times, January 6, 2009
For a Higher Score, No More Dropping Out
East Side House Settlement students with
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2008
"George Washington" giving a tour of the Winter Antiques Show to
East Side House Settlement students, 2006
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