Manhattanville College was inducted as a Community Partner in the Park Avenue School (Port Chester, NY) Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame on November 29, 2012.
The nomination was presented by Rosa Taylor, Principal of Park Avenue School and accepted by Diane Gómez, Manhattanville-Park Avenue PDS liaison, and JoAnne Ferrara, Manhattanville College PDSs Coordinator. In addition to a plaque mounted in the Hall of Fame, a donation in honor of the partnership, was made to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
The partnership begin in the fall of 2009 when the Park Avenue School became a Professional Development School (PDS). The PDS partnership is one of Manhattanville College School of Education's Changing Suburbs Institute® (CSI) programs. CSI works to develop and implement continuous professional and program development in CSI school districts in order to facilitate an increased engagement in learning and educational access opportunities of Hispanic students in grades PK-12. The focus on teacher development, and school and community programs to enhance Hispanic student achievement are accomplished through the partnership.