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Restorative Justice Takes Root in the Bronx

After years of agitation and calls for change by affected communities, there are a robust number of initiatives on the local and national level to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Although rates of suspensions are declining ...


The Truth About the Decade of Fire, by “One of Our Own”

Vivian Vázquez asked the Bronx teens if they had heard derogatory comments about their borough. Hands shot up. Vázquez’s new documentary film Decade of Fire gets to the root of this damaging label, which persists ...



Twelve hundred is more or less the number of hours children spend at school in a year’s time. That’s almost a quarter of their yearly waking hours, if you were to look at it in ...


The Little Oasis of Claremont Reopens

The chilly morning of Wednesday, February 27, witnessed the official reopening of Little Claremont Park, located on Claremont Parkway, next to Public School #42. This remodeled public space, equipped with green infrastructure, which will be ...


2018 Season of the 170 Farm Stand in Pictures

Thank you to the Mt Eden community for making our second season of the 170 Farm Stand a success! In our first year of hosting a compost drop off through GrowNYC, our Youth Leaders participated ...


Mangú, Hot water Cornbread, and Fufu

Mangú is an integral part of any Dominican breakfast. Never too salty or sweet, it serves as the starchy mashed accompaniment to fried salami, cheese, and eggs in the morning. The main ingredient of mangú ...


Community Action, Community Learning: Reflections on the Nutrition Education Network Panel

On January 25th, the Community Food Action Staff attended the NYC Nutrition Education Network's discussion on “Food Apartheid and the Systemic Racism in the Food System.” Since we at CFA envision ourselves to be an ...


“We Measure What We Value”: Food Educators Rally at City Hall for Nutrition Education Bill

Food advocates came together in January to support a bill introduced in the New York City Council to mandate reporting on food and nutrition education in public schools. This bill is a rare opportunity to ...


Spinach, Carrots, Broccoli, Oh My! – A Salad Bar Tale

By Selma Nuñez, FoodCorps Member There is excitement galore behind the introduction of healthy eating to children and staff alike. Successfully advocating for the introduction of a salad bar, has been one of many action plan ...


Feeding the People and Not the Landfills

By Maria Caicedo, Cooking and Gardening Coordinator This year at the 170 Farm Stand, we became an official Grow NYC food scraps drop-off site. Excited for the possibilities to encourage community members to give us their ...


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