Month: October 2010

New charter school beckons future doctors

Unlike any other school in New York, the Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School will equip students with both academic and vocational training so that upon graduation, all students will be certified Emergency Medical Technicians.

That will equip the graduates, who come from an area where 38 percent of residents live below the poverty line, according to the Census, to earn an income immediately after high school.

Alumni return to Mott Haven for a big birthday

St. Luke’s School is marking a past that stretches back a century by looking forward. At its 100th birthday celebration on Oct. 2, the school announced a $2 million fund-raising campaign in an effort to salute the past by securing the future.

At a time when the Archdiocese of New York is closing Catholic schools, the parish school on East 139th Street in Mott Haven is determined to be around for many more anniversaries.