On June 11th, PS 192 visited Bowery Mission – a rescue mission that has provided social services to the neighborhood of Bowery, located in the Lower East Side. Since 1909, Bowery Mission has been a safe haven for homeless men – providing food, shelter, medical services, and employment assistance.
It is the second rescue mission ever established in New York City. Led by Julian Padarath and the Bowery Mission staff, PS 192’s Penny Harvest Coach, Sharon Teitelbaum, and her students toured the historical building. Because of the Bowery Mission’s dedication to helping others, the students of PS 192’s Roundtable have chosen them as a grant recipient.
“[My favorite part of the visit] was finding out about [their] career readiness program,” explains Jarin R., student leader at PS 192. “[They] help people improve [their] lives.”