Penny Harvest Capital Region of NY
A popular children's program on the verge of closing said the city's Department of Education is to blame for its financial straits.
Across New York City, schools and students are dedicating this year's Penny Harvest to recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. Hundreds of schools have already re-named the year-long program “Hurricane Harvest.”
Common Cents announced today the online release of a book created by thousands of New York City students reflecting on the meaning of September 11 in their lives and pledging service to make a better world.
It seems like it was just yesterday when thousands of students around the country came to their final Roundtable decisions, engaged their classmates and larger school communities in service projects, and hosted some pretty impressive check-award ceremonies and grant presentations. Building off last year’s excitement and successes of launching a new program model to the Penny Harvest called Legacy Service; we are excited to announce the launch of the 2012-2013 Penny Harvest this fall!
Starting this week, students at a thousand schools nationwide - nearly 500,000 students total - began scouring their homes and neighborhoods for idle pennies as part of the 19th Annual Penny Harvest. From now until Thanksgiving, Penny Harvesters will go door-to-door with their families asking neighbors to help them better their communities by donating spare change.
Students in the Ballston Spa Central School District have started their annual collection for the Penny Harvest program once again this fall. Each of the six schools in the district are collecting pennies, and other donations, as part of the nationwide program that teaches youth to give back to their local community.Last year, students collected an incredible $8,000.
October 27, 2008 - Starting today, over 1,000 schools nationwide - and nearly 500,000 students - will be scouring their homes and neighborhoods for idle pennies. From now until Thanksgiving, students will go door-to-door with their parents asking neighbors to help them better their communities by donating spare change. During the next four weeks, millions of pennies will be collected by Penny Harvesters, and thousands of Penny Harvesters will connect with their communities.
Common Cents is pleased to announce that Judith Shapiro, President of Barnard College, has accepted the position of chair of the Board of Trustees of Common Cents, effective immediately.
Students, staff and families from Veeder and Roessleville Elementary Schools gave their pennies a purpose this year. The children spent the fall collecting their unused coins for the Penny Harvest Program — an initiative sponsored by the National Educational Leadership Institute, The Community Foundation, local businesses and other foundations.
This year, New York 1 News chose Common Cents as the winner of the New Yorker of the Year award. Common Cents was selected for the honor because of its longstanding commitment to New York City youth, and the work done through the Penny Harvest to teach elementary and middle school students the value of giving back and good citizenship.
In its second year of the Penny Harvest the Capital Region of New York showed growth and promise. Eleven Schools from 7 districts across the region raised over $16,000 in pennies to help their communities.
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To bring about social change in their communities, more than 500,000 young people in New York City, Seattle and The Capital Region, NY, will buck the old adage ‘Don’t talk to strangers’ and reach-out this month to their neighbors for pennies as Common Cents kicks-off its wildly popular service-learning and child philanthropy program, the 16th annual Penny Harvest.
The Penny Harvest provides opportunities for students to understand (and their parents to see) how they can make a difference in the lives of individuals within their schools and residents of our local communities through their philanthropy and service.
Students, staff and families from Veeder and Roessleville Elementary Schools gave their pennies a purpose this year. The children spent the fall collecting their unused coins for the Penny Harvest Program— an initiative sponsored by the National Educational Leadership Institute, The Community Foundation, local businesses and other foundations.