Double Discovery Center


Educating Children of Promise since 1965



June 2022
•  First Alumni Reunion in over 2 Years!
•  All Things ALUMNI
May 2022
•  Congratulations DDC Graduates, You Did It!
    From Washington Heights to Ivy League - Thais S., DDC ’21, Sophomore, Brown University
•  All Things ALUMNI
April 2022
•  DDC Announces Two Leadership Transitions:
    Natalie Edwards as Chair of the Board of Friends, Sasha Wells as Interim Executive Director
•  DDC College Tours: Princeton and Brown
•  All Things ALUMNI
March 2022
•  Creative Writing, from Essay to Poetry to Fiction
•  Fast Friending - How to Build Healthy Social Connections
•  All Things ALUMNI
January/February 2022
•  From Biology Lab to Catwalk - Spring 2022 at DDC!
    1) Modern Genetics: Science, History, Ethics
    2) We Are The Art: Wearable Art & Fashion​

•  All Things ALUMNI
December 2021
•  How to Fall in Love with Physics!
•  All Things ALUMNI
November 2021
•  Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems – DDC Financial Literacy Course
•  All Things ALUMNI
October 2021
•  On their Way to “Best Fit” College and a Fulfilling Career - DDC Customized College and Career Program 
•  Class of 2022 Reviews the College and Career Success Program
•  All Things ALUMNI
September 2021
Dive into DDC’s fall programming!
•  The U. S. Department of Education renews DDC’s Talent Search grant
•  New DDC position to intensify support for students and alumni
•  Dive into DDC’s fall programming!
•  All Things ALUMNI
August 2021
DDC’s Growing Partnership with Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute
•  Composting: Reduce Waste and Improve the Environment - DDCamp and BioBus, a Zuckerman Institute Partner
Final Project by Hallelujah G., DDC ‘2025
•  Neuroscience and Bioethics: The Intersection of Consent and AddictionBrainyac/Zuckerman Institute
Final project by Paola F., DDC ‘22
July 2021
Civic Engagement and Civil Rights
•  Learning Civic Responsibility through Community Action
•  Lost Voices of Civil Rights Activism in Harlem Schooling 
June 2021
From College Access to College Success:
•  Inaugural DDCamp for Middle Schoolers
•  DDC Seniors Set Themselves Up for College Success 
May 2021
•  Unbecoming Me - Explorations of Black Girlhood
•  DDC’s Code Nation - Building Interactive Websites
April 2021
•  Insights from Oscar H., DDC ’21 and Jackie N., DDC ’20, Princeton
March 2021
•  DDC launches the Book Club and the Writing Center!
February 2021
•  Comprehensive Guide to New York Climate Action
   By Lisvanny Polanco, DDC’21, Anna Beckmann and Daniel Levine-Suarez
• ​ DDC Students Discuss COVID-19
• ​ Environmental Injustice
January 2021
•  DDC students investigate social and environmental issues in New York City
December 2020
•  DDC’s First Holiday Gift Box Event: Thank You for Your Support!
•  Reflections on DDC’s Accomplishments in a Year of Unprecedented Challenges
November 2020
•  Columbia University Partners
•  Columbia Students and Alumni Working as Instructional Partners
October 2020
DDC College and Career Success (CCS)
•  Discovering their “Best Fit” College at DDC!
September 2020
Back to School!
•  So Excited to Be Back! Reflections from Students, Instructors and Counselors
•  Highlights of DDC’s Fall 2020 Program
August 2020
2020 Summer Programming - Grand Finale!
•  Summer Institute - Writing Intensive
•  Summer Academy - The Art of Debate
•  Summer Academy - Engineering Big Ideas
July 2020
Summer Academy
•  Cookology 101
•  Urban Planning
•  NYC Hour
June 2020
•  Congratulations to DDC’s Class of 2020!
•  DDC’s Summer Programs Address Summer Learning Melt
•  DDC 7th Grader Learns Science at Columbia University’s Zuckerman
Institute - Joseph Dunker Jr., DDC’ 2024, and His Mother, Mrs. Keisha
May 2020
•  Healthy Minds & Bodies (HMB) Launches Website to Help DDC Students Cope
with the COVID-19 Crisis!
•  What is the DDC College Success Mentor Initiative?
•  DDC Alumna to DDC Counselor Paying It Forward
April 2020
•  DDC is Now Virtual!
•  Calls for Assistance Surge and HMB Steps Up Care of DDC Families
•  Post It and They Will Come! The Instagram Relaunch of ColumbiaDDC!
March 2020
•   Financial Literacy Program: Understanding Finances to Build Wealth
•   Student/Parent Spotlight: Shawn Mitchell Yon, DDC’23, and his father, Mr. Yon
February 2020
•   Bridging the STEM divide
•   Student Spotlight: Yelissa Lopez DDC’20
January 2020
•   Equipped to grow, flourish and touch the sky! DDC Alumni and Volunteer reflections, 1965 - 2016
•   Career Explorations: engineering and entertainment industries
•  Spotlight: Darlene Reyes, 2020 Fulbright Research Fellow


December 2019
•  The Atlantic and Hewlett Packard!!!
•   Students showcase their fall semester accomplishments
•   Spotlight: Social Entrepreneur Nahid Uddin DDC’20
November 2019
•   November 23rd & 24th was DDC’s first annual Gratitude Weekend!
•   Aisha Haynes joins DDC as Pedagogical Specialist
•   Alum Spotlight: Carla Luna DDC’12
October 2019
•   BRAINYAC, where DDC students fall in love with neuroscience
•   October was College Reps month at DDC!
•   Alum Spotlight: Laurent Delly DDC’91
September 2019
•   Students tackle the 1619 Project
•   Why Healthy Minds and Bodies (HMB)?
•   Student Spotlight: Destiny Howell DDC ‘19
August 2019
•   DDC launches Fellowship Program for Columbia Graduate students to teach community youth
•   Macquarie LEADS Summer Internship 1) The Reviews Are In! 2) Highlights
•   Student Spotlight: Jailyssa Torres DDC’20
July 2019
•   DDC Summer Academy is in full swing!
•   DDC launches the Writing Intensive Institute
•   Student Spotlight: Ernesto Pena, DDC’20, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luciano 
June 2019
•   Students working for social justice from behind the camera - YANY LinkNYC
•   Students attend the Freedom and Citizenship Seminar presented by professors from Columbia and Princeton
•   Students selected for LEADS, a summer internship from the Macquarie Group, the global investment bank and financial services company
•   Student Spotlight: ​Deborah Oyede, DDC’20
April 2019
•   Media & Arts Course, in partnership with NBCUniversal and Young Audiences New York (YANY
•   College Tours
•   College Discovery Day with mentors from Columbia and Barnard
•   Student Spotlight: Clark Desire Jr. DDC’21, and his mother, Kaime Desire, PA President at A. Philip Randolph Campus High School