Ivy Gives Back to the Community
As part of our commitment to social responsibility, we at Ivy Ed enjoy giving back to the local community, especially for programs that involve education. Over the years, Ivy Ed has collected used shoes for Mane Stream based in Oldwick, NJ. For each pound of eligible shoes up to 500, $1 was donated to Mane Stream, and for anything over 500 pounds, $1.50 was donated. Sounds like an ACT or SAT problem, doesn’t it? For more information about this worthwhile cause, please see manestreamnj.org/take-action. The money raised will go towards shoes for the horses. This is just one of many ways Ivy Ed reaches out to the community to give back.
When schools have been devastated by storms or other natural disasters, we have served as a collection site for school supplies, shipping backpacks, notebooks, and other items to children in need. We are always collecting for our local food banks so stop in with whenever you like with non-perishable donations.
In addition to these causes, we have offered scholarships to local students for ACT/SAT prep courses, run discounted courses at Boys and Girls Clubs, and given free college counseling to students through The Possibility Project in NYC. You may even see collection bins for local food banks in our offices, too. We also work with local schools, including those serving the special needs community.
Schools interested in possible test prep course scholarships should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the process for obtaining them.
Ivy Ed has already committed to sponsor the Morristown Festival of Books’ Flash Fiction Contest in 2019. The 2018 winners were announced by Nicole Oringer on October 12th at the Mayo Performing Arts Center – MPAC. It was a fabulous evening with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as the keynote speaker, interviewed by journalist Ann Curry. Congratulations to the winners, runners-up, and all who entered! It was both an honor and a pleasure for Ivy Educational Services to help sponsor this amazing event and to assist in the judging process of the works of all the talented young students who submitted their writing. Dozens of NJ high school students entered this year, and we look forward to reading next year’s entries!