On Thursday, May 15, our PTA co-President Wendy Chapman will be among the honorees of the Manhattan Youth 2014 Downtown Community Awards. Over the years, Wendy has worn many hats, including co-chair of Taste of Tribeca, Manhattan Youth board member, and, in the last year, a founder of Build Schools Now. Let’s not forget that it was just over one year ago when the Department of Education announced its plans to move PS 150 to Chelsea, and that it was thanks to the activism of our parents, with Wendy at the helm, that our school remains at 334 Greenwich St.
Wendy’s co-honorees on Thursday are the maintenance team at PS 89/IS 289, who during Hurricane Sandy remained on site to protect the building, and in doing so prevented costly damage to the property and a possible temporary closure of the school.
Tickets for the cocktail reception and dinner may be purchased here. Proceeds will enable working families in Lower Manhattan to send their children to after-school and summer programs, regardless of their ability to pay.