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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 [...]

A Letter from Shortstack’s Founder & Program Director

By: Olivia Mignone For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to model. The glamorous life of traveling the world, wearing designer clothing, meeting thousands of people and having your face plastered on billboards and magazines – sounds exciting, right? I believe most of the world has thought about this career choice at least once in their life, but for many, like myself, it becomes a passion. Yet years ago, I learned more about this world and industry, and [...]

Bayside Teen’s Atypical Models to Hit Catwalk at Charity Event

By Nathan Duke Thursday, April 2, 2009 1:22 PM EDT An 18 year old senior from Bayside’s Benjamin N. Cardozo High School said she is currently overseeing 18 teenage girls who do not fit the typical description of a fashion model, but will walk the runway at a Manhattan charity event this summer. Olivia Mignone, who lives in Bayside and attends Cardozo, founded Shortstack Modeling Agency in 2006 through the city-based Windows of Opportunity, a [...]

Fix the Schools…Fix the World

By Hal Eisenberg Young people of today have the skills and the smarts to handle the world they inherit. But they don’t have the essential confidence in their vision and potential. Without empowerment, they cannot do their best work. This means it’s time to change our schools, change our communities and change our minds. Youth are the Leaders of today…not tomorrow! Let’s get one thing straight. Youth can make a difference and I have been watching and empowering youth do so [...]