Use of Cable in the Classroom Award to Time Warner Cable
Warner Cable of New York City was presented with a 2001 Gilbert
Award for Community Service for Innovative Use of Cable in the
Classroom by a New York Educator in a statewide competition that
recognizes outstanding community service programs conducted by
cable television companies in New York.
Laraine Mirabile, an educator at Public School 5 in Staten Island,
used programming pertaining to Afghanistan and the September 11th
tragedy on CNN and Nickelodeon to motivate students to write letters
to the rescue workers at Ground Zero. A New York City Firefighter,
Mark Solari, received the letters and began working with Mirabile
to coordinate a school wide project to benefit the children of
the Staten Island victims of this disaster. Students gathered
teddy bears and wrote letters of support for the children. Members
of the PS 56 PTA, firefighters and police officers distributed
the teddy bears.
Warner Cable was proud to nominate Mirabile for a Gilbert Community
Service Award for her exemplary use of Cable in the Classroom,”
stated Harriet Novet, Vice President, Public Affairs, Time Warner
Cable of New York City. “Not only is Cable in the Classroom a
vital teaching tool, she used this resource to inspire her students
to make a difference in their community.”
Each year, an independent panel of judges representing the Governor’s
Office, the New York State Assembly and Senate, and New York State
Conference of Mayors selects the Gilbert Award winners. For more
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