Tag - youth leadership

lightworkers, change, charity, youth devlopment

Meeting The Mayor…. By Hal Eisenberg, L.M.S.W.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead, Cultural Anthropologist   CEO of Windows of Opportunity with Mayor Jennifer Roberts of Charlotte, North Carolina… Blessed by her presence….Prayers that our NYC Mayor will learn from her and bigger prayers that the rest of our government will as well…. I haven’t written in awhile, but with all the efforts going on throughout Windows of Opportunity surrounding [...]

through a lens, blog, leadership, camera

The Working Camera of a Leader By Kianna Simpkins

Regarding police brutality and racism, the episode “The Lawn Chair” touched upon issues often neglected by society. The episode provides a deeper thought process towards racism/oppression and introduces a new, different factor that is not often considered. For example, in the circumstance of police officers and their reputations, the episode showed that there are truly two sides to every coin. It is a generalized belief that the whole of the police or authorities is morally incorrect, ignorant, and questionable in [...]

what is love, shortstack, heartbeat

What is Love? – By Alexandra Ramirez, 2016-2017 Shortstack Model

I wrote something that was inspired by a conversation I was having with Hal and my writing might make one of you guys smile or remember something positive or change your mind set so yeaaa that’s why I keep posting my blogs:   What is Love? Love is when you care for that person so much their suffering becomes yours. Love is when you feel like you can do anything with that person, you feel like you can fly, like you can [...]

punk shows, all ages, nyc, diy

TBQ Presents An All Ages Punk Island Benefit Show

We are so excited that we have a stage this year at Punk Island on June 18th, 2017 at Governor’s Island! On Saturday, April 15th, we are going to have a benefit show for Punk Island at Hollis Woods Community Church… and its also our Program Director Arlene’s Birthday Bash! Its an amazing bill! Everyone come out! All ages! No drugs or alcohol! Lots of fun!   Taking Back Queens logo… Alternative rock coming from the NYC area, FLOAT is here to [...]

Are All Cops Bad? By Karen Castro

“The fact that they stand in groups and say things you do not like does not make them a mob.” – Olivia Pope, The Lawn Chair, Season 4 of Scandal Karen Castro Mr. Hal Love in Action 04 April 2017   After watching The Lawn Chair episode, I am speechless and left with mixed feelings. I don’t know what to say but it really did make me understand it’s an episode everyone should see. I think it’s a real eye opener. What impacted me the [...]

the inner you, butterfly, eating disorders, self esteem

What Is Wrong With Our Medical Profession? By Hal Eisenberg, CEO

I was asked to write a reaction as a professional social worker who has worked with many youth and adults who are struggling with an Eating Disorder to the following quote in the article linked below. The original article is posted under my reaction. The article is actually a very good article on Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and is advocating for services but I am still appalled that there is not more being done professionally for those struggling. Education is [...]

DIY, punk scene, music venue

Taking Back Queens: May 9, 2015

Last Saturday, “Taking Back Queens”—a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting DIY musical ventures in the NYC borough—proved that a musty church basement makes for a great music venue.

cancer survivor, unsung hero, charity

Meet Our 2014 Unsung Hero Rich Canci

The Barbara Harmon Unsung Hero Award was founded in memory of an incredible woman who never received nor wanted any credit for her countless hours of community service, charity contributions and volunteerism. She made a difference in the lives that crossed her own, from working with babies addicted to crack to being at the World Trade Center and assisting however she could for 6 months straight after the tragedy of 9/11. Sadly, due to an illness brought on directly [...]

Meet the Director – Hal Eisenberg

Meet Hal Eisenberg – the founder and Executive Director of Windows of Opportunity – The Barbara Harmon Institute. With a strong knowledge in creating innovative programs for over 15 years, Hal has been credited with implementing and coordinating youth–driven events and most recently developing a Youth Leadership and Personal Development Organization dealing with a wide range of social issues that impact today’s youth. Windows of Opportunity provides young people ages 6 – 24 with a healthy, safe, supportive and positive environment [...]