DOROT is proud of our long history of collaboration with social service organizations, faith-based organizations, schools, and more. Building and sustaining mutually beneficial community partnerships is key to our success. Working together, we engage more older adults, build a diverse community of social engagement, and strengthen our overall work.
The Pearls of Wisdom, a multicultural touring ensemble of elder storytellers, is now a treasured part of DOROT. The Pearls travel to schools and senior programs throughout NYC to promote the folk-art tradition of storytelling, inspire audiences to share stories of their own, and create intergenerational community engagement.
DOROT works with over 100 schools and youth organizations each year to engage elementary, middle school and high school students in meaningful intergenerational programming. We introduce them to volunteer opportunities that make a difference as well as intergenerational workshops and service-learning programs that connect them with older New Yorkers.