Friday, May 25, 2007

Our Last Day :(

Hey guys it's Yanely,

I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post, but we were having some technical difficulties with our blog! But now that's all over, and sadly so is our internship here at Hester Street! I sure will miss taking the downtown B train to Grand Street everyday after school! I must say that I have had an amazing time interning for Hester Street. I have learned a great quantity of skills that I am sure will come in handy when I enter college. All of the projects that I have been a part of have been enjoyable and informative, and the entire internship has been an exciting learning experience. I am glad to have had the opportunity to work with people who truly care for improving and serving communities through art and design. Simple projects, such as lantern-making, can make students and teachers smile, and bring joy to the community. Working in the garden has been amazing because I’ve been able to see the transformation of the space over the past two years. The most current project has been creating pavers and stepping stones with the children from P.S.134, that will serve as pavers and decoration in the garden!(I made the bird paver on the upper right corner) The pavers will add color and artwork to the garden and will allow the children to feel proud of their contribution. It is amazing how much change we can produce with just a little bit of community support. I am happy to have been able to participate, even in the smallest events and projects, because I know that it is contributing to a bigger and better cause! Since I have had such fun here at Hester and I have learned so much I feel honored to remain a part of the organization. I will soon become an honorary board member for Hester Street Collaborative. I feel like the organization has such an amazing program for all generations of people, and I really want to inform my generation and share with them, not only my experiences, but also allow them to be able to create experiences of their own here at Hester Street. I hope that you all reading this post will feel inspired to do something good and productive in your neighborhoods because it's something great that everyone can achieve!

Here's a picture of two of my younger brothers and I working in the garden on a volunteer day.

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