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Class H (2013)

Students at International Community High School created a video to establish their identity as a community of international students, answering the questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? We used Sandra Cisneros's "My Name," Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car," and Thandie Newton's TED talk on otherness to answer these questions about self and identity.

If I Had A Trillion Dollars (2013)

This video created by Flushing International High School students Xue Bing, Jeffri, Pamela, Ildoo, Liliana, and Xiaofeng titled "Education Needs Money” was chosen as an “Official Selection” for the 3rd annual “If I Had a Trillion” film festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and The National Priorities Project (NPP). Their video was shown at the World Premiere of the Festival in Washington DC in April.

Prophecy of Death Papermation (2013)

This papermation created by Brooklyn International High School depicts Shakespeare's Macbeth in Chinese.

Stop-Motion Animations (2012)

These stop-motion animations were created by students at Flushing International High School for Breakthrough, an organization that promotes human rights and innovative social change. The students, all recently arrived English language learners, wrote the stories and created storyboards, made the clay characters, designed the sets, shot and edited the pictures, and added their own soundtracks. These animations are based on non-fiction stories written by the students for their Humanities class.

The New York Community Trust Supports Internationals (2012)

The New York Community Trust (NYCT) produced this video to highlight Internationals Network's efforts to expand our successful approach to educating English language learners immigrants across New York City. Internationals Network is a NYCT grantee.

Role Call (2011)

Following a rare and unusual on-campus incident of bullying, Flushing International High School Media Arts teacher Dillon Paul collaborated with school alumni Jean Franco Vergaray and Osbani Garcia, along with her 12th grade students, to create a human rights video project that became an award winning film promoting respect and tolerance. The video was submitted to Breakthrough’s nationwide “I am This Land” video competition in 2011. Breakthough, a global human rights organization, awarded the top prize to Flushing Interna­tional High School, from among 24 other high school and college students’ entries across the nation. The video is being shown in high schools nationwide to foster discussions about diversity and stereotypes.

Google Tech Talks (2011)

Oakland International High School Principal Carmelita Reyes, Technology teacher Sailaja Suresh, and students Indra Karki, Ana Lopez, Rahwa Muzollo and Omar Gual were invited to talk about their school at a Google Tech Talks event, a grass-roots program sponsored by Google for sharing information of interest to the technical community. The presentation focused on the challenges, opportunities and successes associated with leading and adapting to a school that serves an English language learners (ELLs) population exclusively, with nearly one third of the students holding refugee status, and many more having had interruptions in their formal education.

2009 E Pluribus Unum Prizes Winner

Internationals Network for Public Schools received a 2009 E Pluribus Unum Prize - a national award recognizing exceptional initiatives supporting immigrant integration. Coordinated by the Migration Policy Institute's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, with award support from the J.M. Kaplan Fund, this initiative focuses attention on successful integration program models to inspire and provide information to others around the United States who might also undertake such efforts.  In the video, Dr. Claire Sylvan, Executive Director and President of Internationals Network, talks about Internationals’ innovative network of high schools and their success in preparing recently arrived immigrant English language learners for college and career.