PS 145, Manhattan, NY
PS 145, The Bloomingdale School, serves over 350 children. The principal, Dr. Natalia Russo, has been at the school for five years. She brought us to her building in 2013, and thanks to a grant by Goldman Sachs Assets Management, we were able to provide our flagship program to both PS 145 and West Prep Academy Middle School. We have piloted multiple initiatives in the school, such as a WITS-branded school cafeteria. Says Dr. Russo, “WITS has been a key part in the turnaround of the school – they give kids a more well-rounded awareness of what life is about. It’s not just about reading and writing, but about all these other aspects of life; we have to take care of ourselves mentally, physically, and emotionally, and a lot of that stems from nutrition. And WITS really helps make school what it is meant to be – a fun learning environment.” We are grateful to the school for always keeping their doors wide open for WITS!
Read more about Dr. Russo and our partnership here.