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34 E4th Street, Suite 3003, New York, NY 10012
Hive NYC, civic education
For more than 30 years, Facing History and Ourselves has believed that education is the key to combating bigotry and nurturing democracy. We work with educators throughout their careers to improve their effectiveness in the classroom, as well as their students' academic performance and civic learning. Through a rigorous investigation of the events that led to the Holocaust, as well as other recent examples of genocide and mass violence, students in a Facing History class learn to combat prejudice with compassion, indifference with participation, and myth and misinformation with knowledge.
Since it was founded in 1976 in Brookline, Massachusetts, Facing History and Ourselves has grown from an innovative course taught in a single school district to an international organization with more than 150 staff members in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Memphis, New England, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Toronto, and partnerships in Northern Ireland, Israel, Rwanda, China and South Africa. These offices and partnerships, as well as projects throughout North America and around the world, support a network of more than 29,000 trained educators who reach nearly two million young people annually.
Since the New York office opened in 1993, more than 3,000 area educators have participated in Facing History’s professional development workshops. These teachers annually reach over 250,000 middle and high school students in over 700 public, independent, and religious schools throughout the metropolitan area.
Hive NYC member since 2011.
Serves youth grades 6-12.