Washington Heights NYPL

We are located in the New York Public Library in Washington Heights, located at 1000 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10032. This exciting partnership brings new educational resources to the entire Washington Heights community. In addition to our credit-bearing courses, this center serves as a place for the public to access and engage with technology

Volunteer and Mentorship Opportunities

We are seeking Mentors to offer guidance to our students during class, as well as after hours at the Washington Heights STEM Center. We are specifically looking for volunteers who can offer 1-3 hours of their time each week and are regularly available one day a week (Tuesday - Friday) between 2pm and 5pm.

Responsibilities would include helping to monitor the space while offering your skills to help students with personal projects.



The Team

Jesse Donaldson

Program Manager, Education and Technology

Jesse Donaldson

Program Manager, Education and Technology
Jesse is a fabricator, artist, technologist and educator. He is passionate about the process of translating ideas from concept to the physical world. He enjoys sharing a mindful approach to design and fabrication through teaching these subjects as an art, rather than as a science. In addition to his work as an educator, Jesse runs a small studio focused on creating furniture, sculpture work as well as motorcycles.

Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya

Program Manager, Education and Technology

Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya

Program Manager, Education and Technology
Francesca is a Peruvian multimedia designer and educator. Her work sits at the intersection of storytelling and technology, crafting compelling narratives about socio-cultural realities and creating projects that could turn into tools for empowerment. She has been exploring the linkages between weaving and computational thinking, creating pieces that translate oral stories into physical weavings. In line with her filmmaking background, she is passionate about finding a more human approach to the way we share stories in today’s digital world. 

1000 St. Nicholas Ave.

New York, NY 10032​