Fashion Week got a little Olympic infusion tonight with Bergdorf Goodman’s “Play with the Pros” in conjunction with Fashion Night Out.
Olympic Speed Skating Champion Joey Cheek, Olympic Figure Skating Champion Sarah Hughes and myself along with Olympic Hopeful Georgina Bloomberg and a number of great designers including Tom Brown celebrated this night of fashion with games on the main floor of BG.
Had a great time and thank you to all the people who turned out! (Especially the fencers and Teach For America folks! Meant a lot! GO Fencing/TFA)
PS check me out competing at the Fencing Masters on November 17th at Hammerstein Ballroom! Tickets on sale now! www.fencingmastersnyc.com
I was a guest teacher today for an amazing bunch of 8th grades at MS 57 James Weldon Johnson Leadership Academy as part of Teach For America Week. Brushes off the skills I honed as a 7th grade social studies teacher in Washington Heights for 3 years and returned back to the neighborhood where I attended elementary school at Central Park East I.
I definitely miss teaching and interacting with kids on a regular basis! Hope they enjoyed the visit…I wish I had smart boards when I was teaching…those things are amazing! lol
Congrats to all of the students on their hard work and recent High School acceptances! I look forward to seeing all the great things they will do for this world in the near future. Maybe some future Olympians in the bunch? Hope so!
Special thanks to Mr. Peak and the principal for letting me visit their great school. Also to Erin Brooks and Josh Dormont for being awesome escorts and all the people who are sponsoring Teach For America teachers!
Can’t thank Millard Drexler, the CEO of J. Crew, and Caroline Kennedy enough for their support of Teach For America. Had a very humbling evening with both of them and my Teach For America family at the J. Crew store on 17th and 5th to celebrate the efforts of some great leaders in New York who are supporting TFA.
I’m going to teach at a public school in Harlem tomorrow as part of Teach For America week in NYC. So excited!
Teach For America Week:
Teach For America Week draws community leaders nationwide to support educational excellence for all children. These volunteers will visit the classrooms of Teach For America teachers, also known as corps members, and teach lessons based on their experience in business, politics, and beyond. An annual event since 1997, Teach For America Week will take place in 30 regions across the country in 2010.
Over 20 confirmed participants are designers Kate and Andy Spade; Sherrie Westin, Sesame Workshop Chief Marketing Officer; David Westin, President of ABC News; Amy Astley, Editor in Chief Teen Vogue; Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money; stylist Frédéric Fekkai and Drew Nieporent, owner of Nobu and other Myriad Restaurant Group establishments.
Please help me in supporting one of the most impactful non-profit organizations in our country, Teach For America.
All you need to do is shop this weekend – to get your coupon just click and print!
From TODAY, Thursday, March 18th – Sunday, March 21st, you can receive 30% off any in-store purchases at Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy — with 5% of your net purchases going to benefit Teach ForAmerica!
To date, Gap’s Give & Get campaign has raised nearly $700,000 for Teach For America, thanks to the enthusiastic participation of our Teach For America “friends and family.”
I’m in need of your quick and easy (and free!) assistance to support a great cause. In case you didn’t watch the above video, James Williams, Ben Igoe, Daryl Homer and I (Aka The US National Men’s Saber Fencing Team) are supporting Jumpstarts world-wide campaign to promote early literacy.
Jumpstart is a national early literacy organization and Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is their annual campaign to raise awareness about the crisis that exists in early education for children in low-income communities.
This year, Jumpstart is inviting anyone and everyone to choose the 2010 official book for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record! When you vote for your favorite book, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record’s founding sponsor and partner, the Pearson Foundation, will donate $1* to support Jumpstart’s yearlong program. *Up to $200,000
Choose from one of the following children’s book titles –Blueberries for Sal, Make Way for Ducklings, Peter’s Chair, and The Snowy Day. Voting closes on February, 28. The book that receives the most votes will be announced in March and will become the centerpiece of Jumpstart’s fifth annual record-breaking campaign!