English 3 AP(8)
Columnist Project: Nicholas Kristof
Task One: Bibliography Nicholas Kristof, a columnist, is currently an associate managing editor employed at the New York Times in which he writes a Sunday column that typically focuses upon social conflicts, and human rights issues on a global scale. However, he wasn't always at a prime position at the New York Times. Nicholas Kristof grew up in a small town in Oregon with two parents that were both avid professors at the University of Portland, Oregon. After high school, he immediately ventured east until he reached Harvard College where he studied for the next four years. Harvard wasn't that last of schooling for him because after he graduated he continued his studies at Magdalen College, Oxford. After he graduated from there with his law degree and travelled for a couple of years, he became employed at the New York Times in 1984 as a writer that typically covered economics. His hard work and ambition are what got him to the position he has today.
Project Bond NY
Project Bond was established to address the issues and suggestions to which we are thankful you are shedding light on. The deep rooted, generational factors of poverty have yet to be successfully addressed. This is where Project Bond enters along with Harlem Children's Zone and the other initiatives you have mentioned. We all have a commonality – intervening at the most crucial point - infancy, early childhood - as this sets the framework for future development, relationship patterns, and choices.
We know both nature and nurture interact with each other. A child's environment and relationship with his or her caregiver have significant long lasting effects. We acknowledge the importance and benefits of early education and Project Bond seeks to extend these to caregiver-child relationships, parenting, and the home/community environment. Minnesota and other studies have demonstrated if a child is securely bonded to his or her caregiver then he or she becomes an individual that is secure, engages in healthy parenting, is less likely to make unhealthy choices (risk-taking, crime, etc.), and has healthy relationships.
We believe that providing proactive services that promote healthy relationships and bonding will benefit society as a whole and reach the underlying, generational causes of poverty.
We are delighted to read your piece and would be honored if you followed us on Twitter @theprojectbond so we can keep you posted as our initiative gains speed.
San Francisco, CA
Like Nurse Family Partnership, HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is a program that starts in the home with parents and has proved to be an early intervention with potential to break cycles of poverty.. Home visitors from parents'' economic peer group, some of whom work as such in their first-ever jobs, deliver and role-play user-friendly curriculum to enable the parents to function as their children's first teachers. The empowerment this provides to parents not only makes HIPPY kids better prepared to start school than non-HIPPY kids; it also often leads the parents to seek more education themselves, fostering enhanced economic benefits for the family and community. At the very least HIPPY parents remain more involved in their kids' schooling than others.
Thank you for your ongoing coverage of children and families and what can strengthen their efforts to succeed despite adverse odds. If only the political debates would grapple with these issues and address them in a realistic fashion that includes adequate funding.
When "investment" becomes a value beyond the stock market, hedge funds, etc., our society will have evolved effectively.
Task Three: Comparison of two articles to "The Power of Hugs" "The Power of Hugs" by Nicholas Kristof clearly addresses an