Urban Dove Honors ICM Community Partners Foundation
ICM Partners is pleased to share that the ICM Community Partners Foundation is being honored for their dedication to the Urban Dove organization at the 19th annual Evening with the Dove Gala – which benefits the non-profit organization’s work with New York City’s youth through highlighting the efforts of partners, staff, alumni, and current students. The event will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 7pm EST from New York City. Viewers can watch from anywhere via the Zoom link and password, found here.
Urban Dove serves to empower and support over-age and under-credited students in New York City through an innovative model employed at their UD Team high schools, which utilizes sports, teams, restorative practices, and mentorship to create a culture of high expectations and shared responsibility. Through development in education, leadership, and communication, students at Urban Dove are fully equipped to become economically, socially, and emotionally independent adults – constructing a more just and equitable society for future generations.
For the past seven years, our ICM Community Partners Foundation has been partnering with Urban Dove in support of their unique and effective programming. Many ICM employees have worked directly on-site at UD schools in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Most recently, ICM employees in the Bronx worked side-by-side with students and staff to transform an empty lot into a creative and engaging multi-purpose outdoor space. At the time, no one knew how essential outdoor spaces for learning would become amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – or how rare they would become in urban spaces – making the project particularly special. The impact Urban Dove has had on New York City’s struggling youth for over 20 years – through this project and countless other endeavors – is immeasurable .
The work Urban Dove is doing to meet the needs and challenges their students are facing is more important than ever. In celebration of ICM Community Partner Foundation being honored at this event, we ask our extended community to join us in making a contribution to the fundraiser located on their website, here. Thank you for your support!