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ADL Recognizes 127 Downstate NY & Northern NJ Region Schools as ‘No Place For Hate’

  • May 26, 2017
On Wednesday, May 24th ADL New York proudly recognized students, educators and families from 127 schools across the five boroughs of NYC, Long Island, Westchester and Northern New Jersey for achieving “No Place for Hate” for their respective schools. No Place For Hate is an initiative designed to create inclusive communities and empower schools to challenge all forms of bigotry. By participating in the No Place for Hate initiative, school communities have the opportunity to create a safer learning environment, promote unity and respect, and ultimately reduce and bring awareness to the issues of bullying, name-calling, and expressions of bias.


The ceremony recognized 82 of the 127 schools awarded with distinction and included keynote remarks from ADL CEO and National Director, Jonathan Greenblatt. Joe and Jane Clementi, co-founders of The Clementi Foundation received ADL’s Making a Difference Award, for their cyberbullying and bullying prevention work.

Eighth grader, Sonia Chajet-Wides from The Math and Science Exploratory School (MS 447) and twelfth grader, Sarujen Sivakumar of The Brooklyn International High School, along with educator, Lee Eisen, from PS 235 Janice Marie Knight School, were presented with the ADL Alexander Bodini Prize for Diversity – an award given to those who went above and beyond in making their schools No Place For Hate.

You can learn more about the No Place For Hate initiative here: