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Philanthropy Fever Sweeps the South Bronx
Principal Amy Andino at the new Academy of Public Relations in the South Bronx witnessed the mature leadership of her Penny Harvest students and realized these students could make other important decisions for their school. She was so impressed with their leadership that she made them the school’s first student counsel.

It all started when the school’s “Penny People”–students nominated from each home room–presented ideas to the school about where to find pennies...
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News at Common Cents and the Penny Harvest
07.21.14
The Walking Dead - Humble Bundle

For a limited time pay what you want for this The Walking Dead Humble Bundle and help support Penny Harvest
04.14.14
CELEBRATING THE POWER OF SCHOOLS DOING GOOD

Join us as we celebrate students across NYC at 4th annual Run for Change. Since the fall, over 300,000 students answered the call to service by collecting pennies, totaling 4,607 sacks and $36,283.72 in cash and checks.
04.11.14
Spring into Service! Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the latest volunteer opportunities with local partner organizations throughout New York City.
04.03.14
Penny Harvest Alum - Student Leader to Executive Intern

As an alumna of PS6, the Penny Harvest is a huge part of my life. I began participating in the Penny Harvest in the third grade, where I attended weekly meetings during my lunch period to be part of the Roundtable.
04.01.14
PENNY HARVEST: TEACHABLE MOMENTS

Students were able to interview an organization's representative through the use of social media.
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Did You Know?
The image on the first cent was of a lady with flowing hair, who symbolized liberty. The coin was larger and made of pure copper, while today's smaller penny is made of copper and zinc.
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