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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DUMPED FOR EMPOWERING YOUTH

half full Surprises Bucket Dump Winner with 2 Week’s Worth of Service HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY – March 25, 2011 – Dinner had to wait a few more minutes as Hal Eisenberg, Executive Director of Windows of Opportunity, received news that he was this year’s half full Bucket Dump recipient.  The half full team, bearing 7 balloons and a flashing camera, along with WOO Board Member Tracy Mangan Mignone, nominator Joshua Lamothe and several Shortstack™ models and young [...]

Avella and Samuel Field Finish 10 Week Community Service Program

The Queens Times June 29, 2000 Civic Leader, Tony Avella and Samuel Field YM-YWHA teamed up to perform two worthwhile community service projects, anti-graffiti and auto theft prevention. For the past 10 weekends, Avella and student volunteers from the Samuel Field YM-YWHA, led by Hal S. Eisenberg, Community Service Coordinator, have been conducting anti-car theft Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etchings. The effort was conducted throughout Whitestone. Several hundred residents took advantage of the Police Department’s anti-car theft programs. The anti-car theft component was [...]

Friends of Karen Raises $13K

By Susan Carl Like an oversized kaleidoscope, multicolored balloons tied to ribbon danced low to the ground as a brown-haired girl moved her feet spiraling the “Friends of Karen” logo. On Saturday, March 3, a Live Music Concert benefit for “Friends of Karen,” — an organization that provides financial and emotional assistance to children with life-threatening illnesses– was held at Adelphi and raised a little over $13,000, about $3,000 more than had been expected. “We are an organization that wishes we [...]

WOO’s Hal Eisenberg Interview on Blogtalk

Join us and guest Hal Eisenberg, founder of Windows of Opportunity, as we discuss the changing landscape in schools for all students, and particularly LGBT youth in care. Hal has organized gay-straight alliances, HIV-prevention groups, and fashion shows to build self confidence and self-esteem in youth. A straight ally, Hal is a musician and former teacher in the New York City public school system. He created Windows of Opportunity in 2001 as an outgrowth of his work in education. Hear [...]