Educational Institutions

Ricardo Ogorman Garden and Center for Resources in the Humanities in

  • New York, NY
  • www.ogormanschool.org

Mission Statement

The Garden's mission is to promote learning, spiritual growth, imagination and self-confidence in young children of all races, including children with language delays or other learning delays - in order to prepare them for entry into public school, or placement on a whole-or part-scholarship basis in independent schools. The Garden provides at-risk children with a safe haven in which to learn and grow while helping them cope with the stresses caused by the poverty, oppression, violence and drug use that exists in the Harlem community. It also assists parents and caregivers in improving family conditions that might adversely affect children's academic performance and social skills-building.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer

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Mr. Ned O'Gorman

Keywords

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Children, education, Harlem, disadvantaged

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EIN

13-4061835

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Program 1

The Garden's core education program is provided free of charge to young children in Harlem, and on an open-enrollment basis without testing for admission. The program combines a range of literacy-related and cultural curriculum enrichments with rigorous instruction in the basic skills that children need for academic success in first grade. The goal is to help all the children in its care reach their potential by instilling in them an active love of learning. The Garden also works to assist parents and caregivers in fostering their children's cognitive and social development in the home environment.

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RICARDO O'GORMAN GARDEN AND CENTER FOR RESOURCES IN THE HUMANITIES
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Principal Officer

Mr. Ned O'Gorman

BIO

Former Head of School (1998-2006) and teacher in the school (2006 to present), Ned O'Gorman received his A. B. from Saint Michael's College, Winooski, Vermont, 1953-1955, and conducted his M. A. Graduate work at Columbia University 1955. He has taught at Brooklyn College and Manhattan College, and lectured at the New School for Social Research (now New School University). Mr. O?Gorman is an internationally-recognized author, poet and educator. Among his publications is The Other Side of Loneliness: A Spiritual Journey, (Arcade Press/ Little, Brown & Co., 2006); Five Seasons of Obsession: New and Selected Poems, Books & Co/Turtle Point Press, NY, 2001; Children Are Dying, Signet Books, NY, 1978; The Wilderness and the Laurel Tree: A Guide for Teachers and Parents on the Observation of Children, Harper & Row, NY, 1972 and The Storefront: A Community of Children on 129th Street & Madison Avenue, Harper/Row, NY 1970. He is the recipient of two John Simon Guggenheim fellowships, and the Rothko Chapel Award for Commitment to Truth and Freedom.

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