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Jane and Finch Word Bubble

  Jane and Finch is community that is consistently talked about. The perceptions of the community vary depending on your relationship to it. SBL reached out to community members and non-members to get their take on it. Here’s some Word Bubbles describing the community from both perspectives.   Perception of Jane and Finch by...

Posted by successbl on March 27, 2014 at 12:44 pmRead More

March Break Report 2014

      In 2010, in response to youth in our community expressing a need for support in securing employment interest in getting exposure to greater career options, we launched our March Break “Employment Readiness and Career Exploration” program for 30 students with support from Westview Centennial and the Toronto District School Board. The...

Posted by successbl on at 12:28 pmRead More

Jane and Finch live discussion – MARCH 28 2014 12:00 PM

  Why do media stories about Jane and Finch tend to portray the neighbourhood as poor and full of crime?     A recent story on Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods said Black Creek, home to the intersection of Jane and Finch, is considered the least livable neighbourhood, under a new City of Toronto rating system.  ...

Posted by successbl on at 12:07 pmRead More

Success Beyond Limits’ Youth Respond to Toronto Star Articles “Black Creek neighbourhood deemed Toronto’s least livable” & “Future opens wide for Jane-Finch teens at downtown Toronto career camp”

  Alana Persaud’s (SBL Placement Student/ Seneca Student) response to Black Creek neighbourhood deemed Toronto’s least livable on March 13th, 2014 & Future opens wide for Jane-Finch teens at downtown Toronto career camp on March 14th, 2014 :   Being a placement student with the Success Beyond Limits Education program through a program at...

Posted by successbl on March 24, 2014 at 10:45 amRead More

Success: Not in spite of Jane and Finch, because of Jane and Finch

During March Break 2014, youth and staff from Success Beyond Limits had quotes and images that were a part of a few newspaper articles in the Toronto Star and in the Metro Paper.   One of the articles written by Zoe McKnight was titled, “Black Creek neighbourhood deemed Toronto’s least livable” was about the...

Posted by successbl on March 21, 2014 at 10:16 amRead More

The Star coverage on “Work together to close the achievement gap: Chris Penrose’s Big Idea”

  The difference in educational achievement among various demographics was not created by schools, and cannot be schools’ alone to solve. Click here to read more

Posted by successBL on March 20, 2014 at 8:18 pmRead More