Programs & Cultural Partners
Mott Hall is proud to work with our Partners in the Bronx & around New York! Our Partners help to bring new experiences to learn & enjoy, for all of our Students.
Take a look at our recent Partnerships below.
Montefiore Children's Hospital
Our scholars did a toy drive at Mott Hall and delivered boxes of toys to the children’s center of Montefiore Children’s Hospital. This is our second year partnering with Montefiore.
Hudson River Estuary Program
"A Day in the Life" is sponsored by DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program and produced with assistance from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.
Global Scholars in partnership with Global Cities Inc. is an international digital exchange program for students ages 10-13. It connects over 10,500 students from 46 cities and 25 countries. Working in an e-classroom, our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students follow a shared project-based curriculum about an important global issue. This year scholars are studying the global water crisis. Mott Hall was selected as a “Model School” for the 2018-2019 year and will be serving as an exemplary to other participating schools.
Our Runaway Art: Interpreting Colonial Slave Ads - partnership serves our 7th grade students. This program came to Mott Hall in partnership with the Center for Arts Education. Runaway Art is an innovative middle school interdisciplinary course of study with 7th grade Social Studies, ELA and Visual Arts. The program uses authentic primary documents -18th-century runaway slave ads- as a springboard for students to learn the history of enslavement in the North. Our visual arts teacher will be partnering with the social studies teacher for the interdisciplinary unit. Students select an ad and create a visual interpretation. The goal is to honor the lives and courage of the slaves whose ads they study.
Take a look at our Runway Art video below
The Young Playwrights Program is brought to Mott Hall in partnership with Theatre Development Fund serving our 8th grade students. It is a very exclusive program admitting select few NYC Public and Charter schools. We are the ONLY middle school participating in this program in NYC. Students write short original plays and take part in a total of 12 playwriting workshops per semester led by the classroom teacher and a professional playwright name Kate Bell serving as a visiting teaching artist.
For the fall culminating event, professional actors come to the classroom to perform staged readings of student work. In the spring culminating event, a ceremony honoring all participants is conducted at Off-Broadway houses. Professional actors do staged readings of student plays. Students attend a Broadway production each semester as a model and inspiration for their own playwriting. For our fall Broadway experience, students will see the hit musical Anastasia on Nov. 14th.
Our fourth partnership is with the Armory. We’ve been selected to attend a groundbreaking contemporary dance experience, The Six Brandenburg Concertos by Baroque composer J.S. Bach on October 2nd. Taking this iconic masterpiece, world renowned Belgian contemporary dance choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker explores dance alongside this celebrated music in a new, abstract full length work.
The piece will be performed by 16 dancers originating from different generations of De Keersmaeker’s company Rosas along with live musical accompaniment by baroque ensemble B’Rock. The Armory will provide two in-school workshops taught by members of the Armory’s Teaching Artist Corps which will both prepare students for the performance, and inspire them to reflect on their experience through creative expression.
Our fifth partnership is with Junior Ambassadors. This initiative is focused on empowering 7th graders in all five boroughs to become actively engaged with the United Nations and its mission of addressing the most pressing challenges in the world. Participants in the program receive a curated tour of the United Nations matched to the class’s curricular interests.
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.
Maya’s Place is a youth homeless shelter. Our scholars fundraised money and purchased toiletries for the teenagers in the shelter. They brought the supplies to the shelter and were able to meet and talk to our contact person Tola Opanubi. This is our second year partnering with Maya’s Place.
Hall Place is a family homeless shelter. Our scholars fundraised money and purchased supplies for the families in the shelter. They brought the supplies to the shelter and were able to meet and talk to our contact person Ms. Robinson. This is our second year partnering with The Hall Place Family Shelter.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Scholars volunteered at the after school program in PS 63. They tutored elementary school students, did arts and crafts, played sports and mentored them. This is our second year in partnership with PS 63.
CHILD & FAMILY SUPPORT
This organization is eager to have scholars volunteer at the organization for the 2019-2020 community project.