Brian Doherty

Bay Ridge dad & Learning Leader featured in Brooklyn Daily Eagle!

Volunteers at PS 102 in Brooklyn are engaging students in surprising ways—everything from sewing to astronomy, from coding to cooking. For some, the bigger surprise may be that nine of these Learning Leaders are men. Nationally, the majority of volunteers are women, but Brian Doherty, a retired police officer and father of three, believes strongly […]

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Carmen-PS-142-Volunteer

Learning Leader gives back to Lower East Side school.

Carmen Almonte started volunteering at PS 142 in the Lower East Side in 2014. Not only is it her neighborhood school; it’s also her elementary alma mater. Now she meets enthusiastic students while running errands. “The children recognize me and yell, ‘Hello, Ms. Carmen!’ And they say to their parent, ‘She is Ms. Carmen who […]

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