LL Founders with David Dinkins

Honoring Margery Oakes, Learning Leaders Trustee

Learning Leaders mourns the loss of our Honorary Trustee Margarey Oakes, whose leadership and vision for public education leaves a lasting legacy. Oakes died peacefully at the age of 98 on November 20 at her home in New York City. She was one of the early leaders of what was then known as the New […]

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#IneedLL: Stories from Students & Volunteers

Students and volunteers have been answering the question: “Why do you need Learning Leaders?” Parent volunteer Maylin Montano says that she learns strategies for helping her own daughter at home. Nine-year-old student Jaleel Mason says that he seeks out Learning Leaders volunteers at PS 221 in Brooklym when he doesn’t understand something and needs extra […]

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YFOLL Friends One Books and Cocktails

Books & Cocktails: A fun evening with YFOLL!

On November 19th, the Young Friends of Learning Leaders gathered with guests at the Lu Magnus gallery in Manhattan for this year’s Books & Cocktails. Attendees enjoyed light hor d’oeuvres and cocktails provided by Taste Art NYC and a silent auction. Items up for bid included classes for Soul Cycle and Physique 57, plus gift […]

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