Voices UnBroken in the Media

Having our participants' voices exposed to the larger community has always been a part of Voices UnBroken's vision. Writing by our participants has been featured in many publications as seen listed below.

Angelina (Rikers Island) to Assata (Cuba)Poem, 01/01/2000, Blu Magazine
 

Prison Songs: Poems by Young Women on Rikers Island, Overview of early years at Rosewood High School and creation of Voices UnBroken, 02/01/2000, Urban Latino Magazine
 

Voices UnBroken: Young women poets find their voices on Riker's, Interview/overview of early years at Rosewood High School and creation of Voices UnBroken, 04/24/2001, The Envoy Hunter - Student Newspaper for Hunter College
 

What Can You Learn In Jail?, Feature article mentions Victoria (Tory) Sammartino teaching poetry class at Rosewood on Rikers, 05/01/2002, Your Magazine (YM)
 

Our Mom Was In Jail, Cover story/feature article about Dali and her sister, Walia, mentions Victoria (Tory) Sammartino and Voices UnBroken, 11/01/2003, Scholastic Choices Magazine

 

Sharing Our Voices: Keep Your Head Up, Poem, photo and information for Open Mic Night at Starbucks. Also includes event information for Celebrating Our Voices, 01/01/2009, Bronx Times Reporter
 

Sharing Our Voices: One Minute and One Untitled, Poems and information for Open Mic Night at Starbucks, 01/29/2009, Bronx Times Reporter
 

Sharing Our Voices: One Untitled, Poem and information for Open Mic Night at Starbucks. Also includes photo with Rhyme Factory at Hearing Our Voices event, 02/12/2009, Bronx Times Reporter
                                      

Sharing Our Voices: Two Untitled, Poems and information for Open Mic Night at Starbucks, 02/26/2009, Bronx Times Reporter   

                                                                                                                                                             

Sharing Our Voices: The Phoenix, Poem and information for Open Mic Night at Starbucks, 03/12/2009, Bronx Times Reporter 
            

Sharing Our Voices: Believe and See + Bad Habits, Poems and information for Open Mic Night at Starbucks , 03/26/2009, Bronx Times Reporter
 

Voices UnBroken lets youth in crisis vent with rap and poetry, Overview of VUB with focus on monthly open mics, 04/25/2009, New York Daily News
 

Profiles of 25 Bronx Influential Women, Overview of VUB's beginnings. Includes Victoria (Tory) Sammartino's favorite author, book, place, etc., 01/14/2010, Bronx Times
 

Voices UnBroken on OPEN, Victoria (Tory) Sammartino  interview that gives overview of VUB. Includes mention of Write Your Way workshop, 02/27/2012, BronxNet
 

Voices UnBroken on OPEN, Victoria (Tory) Sammartino interview that gives overview of VUB. Includes mention of Voices In Action and Voices Ink, 03/17/2014, BronxNet
 

Voices UnBroken on OPEN, Victoria (Tory) Sammartino gives follow-up interview with Eileen Newman from Center for Bronx Nonprofits. More in-depth overview of VUB programs, partnerships and education, 07/16/2014, BronxNet
 

15th Anniversary Event on Packages, Coverage of 15th Anniversary Event, 04/15/2015, BronxNet

Partnership with Carnegie Hall and Passages Academy Belmont 

Events: Hearing Our Voices 

The Hearing Our Voices award was established by our organization in 2007 to honor people and companies in the community that use their voices to benefit the greater good. 

Hearing Our Voices: Poetry at the Water's Edge, 06/12/2007

Honorees:

Adolfo Carrion, Jr. , Bronx Borough President

Helena Rose Durst, Vice President for the Durst Organization

Iris Morales, Executive Director for Union Square Awards

 

Honoring Our Voices: Word Series at Yankee Stadium, 06/12/2008
Honorees:   
Joel Rivera, Councilman

Starbucks
La India, Diva of Latin Soul-Salsa Singer
John Collazzi, Publisher for The Bronx Time Reporter 
Reverend Alfonso Wyatt, Vice President of the Fund for the City of New York

 

Hearing Our Voices at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, 07/14/2012  (Rescheduled to 2/06/2013)

Honoree:

Victoria (Tory) Sammartino, Founder and Executive Director of Voices UnBroken

 

Hearing Our Voices at The Poet's Den, 07/13/2013
Honorees:
Denise Hinds, LMSW, Associate Executive Director for Child Welfare
Juvenile Justice and Housing at Good Shepherd Services
   

Clinton Lacey, Deputy Commissioner, Adult Operations
New York City Department of Probation

 

Timothy F. Lisante, PhD, Superintendent - District 79
New York City Department of Education

 

Winette Saunders, MA, Assistant Commissioner, Community Partnerships and Program Development

New York City Department of Correction

 

Veronica Scudder, Director of Program Development
New York City Department of Correction

 

Renee Wilson, LCSW, School Social Worker

East River Academy High School at the Rose M. Singer Center, Rikers Island
New York City Department of Education
 

The 4th Annual Hearing Our Voices Awards Reception
2010 Honorees: David Gonzalez - NY Times Journalist, Carlos Andres Gomez - Poet, Mark Santiago - SIMS Metal Management

Voices UnBroken

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Bronx, NY 10462

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