1. Exploring Rhythm and Melody in Early Childhood
  2. The Rights of Spring in Preschool-3
  3. That’s “ARRAY”zing!
  4. StringJam Virtual Concert
  5. Virtual Field Trip to Neon Art Studio
  6. “Happy” at D-E!
  7. Spotlight on… Ken Yan ’19
  8. Ken Yan ’19 showing his 3D printer ‘in action’
  9. Spotlight on… Dr. Ami Vaidya ’91: D-E Parent, Alumna, and M.D.
  10. Celebrating Earth Day through Poems
  11. Together We Can
  12. Handwashing Message from Nurse Krane
  13. D-E Covid-19 Website
  14. D-E Tribune: “Created by Kids for Kids”
  15. Computer Eye Fatigue
  16. Kindergarten Forts!
  17. Message from Joe Algrant, US Principal
  18. PEP Talk: Deirdre O’Malley, Psy. D., D-E Upper School Psychologist
  19. The History of the Lower School Valentine’s Day Concert
  20. Bringing the American Revolution to Life
  21. Looking ahead to 2020-2021: Academic Scheduling Begins
  22. PA presents LS Skate Day 2020
  23. Live at the Bulldog Lounge: Bulldog Bash is May 2, 2020
  24. Learn Boldly with us!
  25. Third Grade Experts Write About What They Know
  26. Author Peter Ackerman Visits the Lower School
  27. Checking in with the LS Learning Specialists
  28. Fourth Grade Research Project: Experts in the Making
  29. Our Community: Second Graders Tour Englewood, NJ
  30. Introducing Modesto to Spanish Classes, Grades 3-5
  31. College Counseling Office (CCO) Update
  32. Greetings From Jonathan Davis, MS Principal
  33. Artfully Practicing Perseverance through Exploration
  34. All About our Expert First Grade Readers and Writers
  35. AfterCare and Enrichment (ACE)
  36. Middle School Enrichment (MSE)
  37. D-E Lower School Spooktacular
  38. Trick or Treat!
  39. “Purple Playground”
  40. Frost Valley
  41. Back-To-School Night
  42. NEW: D-E 360° presents Middle School Enrichment (MSE)!
  43. Introductions
  44. Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 school year
  45. Summer Connections 2019
  46. Make your summer sizzle: Moulin Rouge! On Broadway
  47. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/26/2019
  48. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/19/2019
  49. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/12/2019
  50. Nurse’s Office Update
  51. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/3/2019
  52. Eileen Feikens Appointed Dean of College Counseling
  53. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 6/28/2019
  54. Rock Out the Summer
  55. Second Grade Garden Store
  56. Village Project Construction Update – June 2019
  57. Summer Connections Countdown
  58. Discoveries & Adventures Open Doors to New Worlds
  59. Summer “Immersives” Provide Deep Dive Learning
  60. D-E 360° View: Summer Notes Edition
  61. Missing Health Forms?!
  62. An Alumni Profile: Aaron Dworkin ’93 
  63. Embracing Diversity
  64. Alumni Challenge: THANK YOU
  65. Class of 2018 “Gifts” New Patio
  66. Motherhood My Way: Becoming a Single Mother By Choice
  67. The Waiting Game: Finding Purpose in the Midst of Your Storms
  68. Cracked Open
  69. The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library
  70. “Feeling the Vibes”
  71. Seasonal Scenes
  72. Dwight-Englewood Honors
  73. League, County, & State Honors
  74. Winter Sports Highlights
  75. Faculty Endeavors
  76. LIVE at D-E
  77. David & Lisa Fall Play
  78. Swartley Series Showcases Alumni and Visiting Artists
  79. Appreciating the Arts
  80. String Society 2018
  81. STEM Institute 2018
  82. “LEARNING BOLDLY” with D-E 360° Summer Connections
  83. Legacy Families 2018-2019
  84. A Glorious Evening at Gloria Crest
  85. Bulldog Classic 2018 Highlights
  86. Reunion 2018
  87. ALEXANDRA PAPPAS ’20
  88. Isabelle Pappas ’20
  89. Caroline Lee ’20
  90. Kenneth Yan ’19
  91. Lilly Trentacosta ’23
  92. Cameron Janssens ’19
  93. Riley Levine ’20
  94. Adia Guthrie ’21
  95. Allison “Ally” Raphael ’21
  96. Madison Gagnon ’19
  97. Linda Chen ’19
  98. Ryan Rodgers ’19
  99. Jordan McKoy ’19
  100. About the Village Project
  101. Middle School Construction: September 2018 – March 2019
  102. The Village Project: Middle School Building Construction Update (Beam Signing and Installation 4/12/2019)
  103. BREAKING GROUND FOR THE NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL: PROGRESS TOWARD THE VISION OF THE VILLAGE PROJECT
  104. A Message from “Dr. D.”
  105. Join Us in July! Moulin Rouge on Broadway
  106. 2019-20 Volunteer Opportunities: Sign-Up Today!
  107. Exam and End-of-Year Schedule
  108. From Joe Algrant, US Principal
  109. “Resetting Your Parenting Patterns: a Workshop to Help Re-Build Healthy Parent/Child Relationships”
  110. Message from Jonathan Davis, MS Principal
  111. Change in the College Office
  112. Orientation to the Sixth Grade
  113. SAVE THE DATE FOR THE BULLDOG BASH!
  114. MLK Day: Food Drive (Still!) Underway
  115. “Tech Dependence: Turned On / Tuned Out” Feb. 21 Parent Ed. Evening Event with John Kriger
  116. Winter 2019 (date TBD): PA welcomes John Kriger, best-selling author, “Tuned On and Tuned Out”
  117. “PEP” Evening Event on Resilience/Self-Reliance
  118. Timothy Shoemaker, Substance Abuse Educator: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
  119. Deborah Roffman Workshop Follow-Ups
  120. Commencement 2018
  121. Spirit Week 2017
  122. Jamming in the City
  123. Fifth Graders Explore “The Best Part of Me”
  124. Students Attend National Diversity Conference
  125. Lower Schoolers Explore the Story of the Hudson River and Their Role as Earth’s Stewards
  126. Middle School Explores “Humans of D-E”
  127. Grade 9 “Identity” Seminar
  128. D-E Marks MLK Day 2018
  129. Upper School Fall Teams Summary
  130. Middle School Fall Teams Summary
  131. Early Winter Athletics Team Standouts
  132. D-E Green/Sustainability Programs
  133. Chess Masters at Play with D-E 360° ACE (Aftercare & Enrichment)
  134. String Society Welcomes Project Trio to Summer 2018 Program
  135. Arts Highlights Winter 2017
  136. Swartley Gallery Welcomes Artists Springer, Stein, and D-E Alumna Giancarlo ’10
  137. Romeo and Juliet: A Shakespeare Classic Set in Hajjar STEM Center
  138. Artistic Faculty Endeavors
  139. Myrna B. Sherman Gym Dedication
  140. ESB ’65
  141. Alumni and Community Happenings
  142. The Mapmaker’s Daughter
  143. Big Impact: Insights & Stories from America’s Non-Profit Leaders
  144. Danger Signs! Contraindications and Proper Applications of Spinal Manipulation
  145. Experiences of Women of Color in an Elite US Public School
  146. African American History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events
  147. African American-Latino Relations in the 21st Century
  148. Night Vision
  149. War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918
  150. The Empire’s Ghost: A Novel
  151. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
  152. Namaste Mumbai
  153. A Concise Guide to Mastering the Medical School Interview
  154. Appetites: A Cookbook
  155. JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity
  156. Neuroradiology: The Requisites, 4th Edition
  157. Class
  158. The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It’s the Weekend
  159. Round Trip (Music CD)
  160. Diamonds in the Dirt (Music CD)
  161. Sunday Bolero (Music CD)
  162. Local Glories: Opera Houses on Main Street, Where Art and Community Meet
  163. Leave this Song Behind: Teen Poetry at its Best
  164. Drop the Act, It’s Exhausting!
  165. Black Rainbow
  166. The Short Side of Paradise – A Memoir
  167. Blood in the Lake
  168. Live from Crush Palace (Music CD)
  169. Blood in the Cane Field
  170. Star of David
  171. Family (Music CD)
  172. Ozone Journal
  173. Vise and Shadow: Essays on the Lyric Imagination, Poetry, Art and Culture
  174. The Brooklyn Cowgirl Rides Again (Music CD)
  175. Dwight-Englewood School: Celebrating Our Story
  176. Freeing the Light Within: A Guide to Radiance Practice
  177. Relish: An Adventure in Food Style, and Everyday Fun
  178. There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me
  179. Crush Songs
  180. Push Dick’s Button: A Conversation on Skating from a Good Part of the Last Century–and a Little Tomfoolery
  181. I Love Those Earrings: A Popular History from Ancient to Modern
  182. Put It In Perspective: A Teen’s Guide to Sanity
  183. Bookends: Stories Of Love, Loss, And Renewal
  184. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
An Alumni Profile: Aaron Dworkin ’93 

An Alumni Profile: Aaron Dworkin ’93 

when 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Aaron P. Dworkin ’93 arrived as a new sophomore at Dwight-Englewood, he found peers who were eager to learn, teachers and administrators who took the time to help him individually, a caring community, and a plethora of ways to get involved—student government, sports, clubs. In short, he found opportunities. Opportunities to learn, to grow, to gain confidence, to discover his strengths and interests.

 

Today as the president of the After-School All-Stars (ASAS) National Network, an award-winning nonprofit that offers daily after-school and summer programs to some 75,000 low-income students around the country, he often invokes the “opportunity gap” that is the norm for so many kids in inner-city schools.

 

Closing that opportunity gap is what his organization is all about. Its mission is to “Provide comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life.” The organization’s Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) initiative, for example, fosters financial literacy and other skills while helping students discover and plan for their future careers. Another initiative, Sports as a Hook, is a sports-based youth development program that promotes leadership and teaches a variety of skills.

 

“I would go to all these gyms and leagues and I’d see hundreds of great guys, all of whom I thought could be great mentors.”

 

Dworkin has been with ASAS since 2007 and has been instrumental in establishing the national model and growing the organization, which now has chapters in 20 major cities. He spends his time managing the local affiliates and overseeing strategic planning, program, evaluation, advocacy, expansion, partnerships, and leadership training efforts.

 

There have been many highlights along the way. For example, at the age of 36, he went “back to college,” sleeping in a dorm, eating in the cafeteria, and taking classes—alongside a group of teenagers who had just finished 8th grade. It was part of CampUs, a weeklong program that brings to college campuses students at risk for dropping out of school, helping them understand why graduating is important and how college leads to fulfilling careers. The overnight experience is part of ASAS’s We Are Ready initiative, which was developed based on research showing that the best time to intervene to prevent kids from dropping out of high school is actually before they even enter high school.

 

Another highlight for Dworkin came in 2016 at a gala in Washington, DC, when on behalf of his organization he accepted an Impact Award from Partnership for a Healthier America, the national nonprofit whose honorary chair is Michelle Obama. The award recognizes the group that demonstrates a measurable impact at the community level in building a healthier future for America’s children.

 

Dworkin’s career in battling such big national issues as the youth obesity epidemic, the high dropout rate, and the lack of college and career counseling for underprivileged kids began with the simple desire to give back. He started volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters. And then, as he explained in his remarks at Dwight-Englewood’s commencement for the Class of 2018, he had an epiphany about how to connect kids with mentors. “I would go to all these gyms and leagues and I’d see hundreds of great guys, all of whom I thought could be great mentors except they didn’t want to,” he said. “But they were willing to stop whatever they were doing on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 o’clock to play basketball.” He and D-E classmate Joe Stetson ’93 decided to put two and two together, founding a program called Hoops & Leaders. Dworkin explained, “We’ve got all these guys, we got all these kids, we got the funds, we got the New York City Parks Department to give us a gym, we refereed the games, we served food, we led the drills, we had leadership activities.” And so was born a way to enhance the lives and prospects of kids with few opportunities.

 

While running Hoops & Leaders, Dworkin pursued other career options, including working for the Coro New York Leadership Center and for Moody’s Investors Service, but the commitment to helping underprivileged kids remained central to his life. It has been his full-time career for more than 10 years.

 

Dworkin earned a bachelor’s degree from Tufts, a master’s degree in education from Harvard, and a master’s degree in public affairs from Columbia, but he considers D-E to be “the school with the biggest influence on my life.”

 

D-E provided him with essential opportunities that too many students do not have access to, he says. Think of the number of college counselors at D-E versus in the public schools, where there is one counselor for 1,000 students. Think of a D-E tradition like the Alumni Power Breakfast. It is a great example of social capital and how kids are getting exposed to adults with successful careers. It’s a far cry from the students he’s met who don’t know what careers are even out there, much less the steps to take to pursue a dream career. Dworkin views his job as “lighting up pathways for people” and “connecting the dots” for kids who—through no fault of their own—simply “don’t know what they don’t know.”

 

Dworkin says he takes his inspiration from D-E. And now as the most recent Distinguished Alumni Award recipient he wants to use his experiences to inspire the D-E community to help close the opportunity gap. His closing words from his Commencement Keynote are an apt extension of this charge. In his words:

 

“My question for students today is: What do you do with the gifts that this school has given you? To whom will you pass on these gifts?”

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