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Taking Back Queens: May 9, 2015  

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May 23, 2015

Last Saturday, “Taking Back Queens”—a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting DIY musical ventures in the NYC borough—proved that a musty church basement makes for a great music venue. Set inside the Hollis Woods Community Church in the Oakland Gardens section of Queens, the band bill was packed with the likes of hardcore and punk acts Enziguri, Float, the Best Lies, Progress, Oh The Humanity!, and Jukebox Romantics. Headed up by college-aged dynamo Arlene Telly Vivar who runs Taking Back Queens, the evening carried a casual, intimate feel, much like hanging out in your best...

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Flurt: Shortstack Modeling Agency Dares to Break the Rules  

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April 17, 2015

by Anna Sejuelas April 16, 2015 It’s every girl’s dream, at one point or another, to become a model. Walking the runway, modeling clothes by famous designers, being on the cover of Vogue, Elle, Seventeen…what’s not to want? However, as much as being a cover girl may seem easy and breezy, so many things happen behind the scenes: Photoshop, body-shaming, height-shaming and the pressure to be and look like the ideal, just to name a few. Shortstack Modeling Agency wants to break that mold. Founded in 2006 by Olivia Mignone, Shortstack is one of the main not-for-profit groups under the organization...

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Spirituality and Leadership: How do they work together?  

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February 17, 2015

Our special guests, Hal Eisenberg and Patricia Budhan will discuss Spirituality and Leadership. Check Out Self Help Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Bare It All on BlogTalkRadio Patricia Budhan is from Queens, New York and is currently studying pre-med at Hofstra University with aspirations of being a cardiologist. She is also a Program Director for the non-profit organization called Windows of Opportunity and is coordinating a program called Shortstack. Shortstack is a self-esteem program that aims to break the rules and set new standards of the modeling industry while coaching and guiding...

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Brunch with Gabrielle Noel  

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January 18, 2015

Gabrielle Noel is a Brooklyn-based model and writer spreading positivity wherever she goes. I’ve known her for 8 years and I’m always impressed with the energy she brings to a room, especially under such a demanding schedule. Gabby has recently signed with Shortstack Modeling agency, a program that allows young girls who do not fit mainstream modeling standards to participate in charitable fashion events and learn about the industry. In addition, she writes fiction and non-fiction pieces in her spare time while juggling school, her sorority, and two waitressing jobs. I sat down with her before...

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Featured Youth: YuQin Lu  

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January 12, 2015

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REbuild, REvive, REjoice Event  

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December 2, 2014

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The Inner Youth: How to Empower our Youth  

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November 25, 2014

Check Out Motivation Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Bare It All on BlogTalkRadio The children are our future. How can we empower our youth to create the life they want. Here to help us is Hal Eisenberg is the founder and Executive Director of a non profit agency called Windows of Opportunity, Inc. – The Barbara Harmon Institute.WOO provides young people between the ages of 6 to 24 with a healthy, safe, supportive and positive environment in which they can be encouraged to discuss themselves as persons of infinite worth and potential. Windows of Opportunity is creating a shift in what is possible...

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Under New Leadership, Shortstack Modeling Begins Again Auditions Being Held for 9th Annual Fashion Show  

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September 22, 2014

Queens, NY— On Saturday September 27th, October 11th, and October 18th, Shortstack will be holding auditions for its 9th Annual Charity Fashion Show at Junior High School 190 (68-17 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375). Shortstack is an 8-month long self-esteem and modeling program for girls who do not meet the “normal” standards of the fashion industry. For years, girls have been rejected from the industry because they do not fit a certain criteria. Shortstack was created to change those standards, so in order to audition for Shortstack, all girls must be 4’8” to 5’6” tall,...

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Windows of Opportunity “Steps Up” New Leadership Into Successful Modeling Self-Esteem Program  

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August 25, 2014

New York, NY; August 22, 2014 – Windows of Opportunity, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit youth leadership and empowerment agency, is excited to announce Patricia Budhan of Far Rockaway and Frannelys Frias of The Bronx, as its new Program Directors of the impactful and popular city-wide self-esteem program, Shortstack™ Modeling. Ms. Budhan and Ms. Frias, who have both been models in the past with Shortstack™, will take charge of its leadership development and the daily program coordination, which includes 25 models participating in multiple activities over the course of the next 10 months....

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Dr. Brian Denhoffer, DC Assists Non-Profit In Enhancing Its Wellness!  

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July 29, 2014

New York City, NY; July 26, 2014 - Windows of Opportunity (WOO) is a non-profit that has assisted in creating shifts for over 100,000 young people, ages 6 - 24, in domains including leadership, empowerment, self-esteem, school performance and career planning. Local and international youths have been given opportunities due to the continuous efforts of Hal Eisenberg, Executive Director of WOO, volunteers throughout the communities WOO has impacted, and from global financial support. Now, WOO is proud to announce a new partnership and expansion in their services to Florida… Dr. Brian Denhoffer,...

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