A place to keep up with latest news on AREENA.

Email #53: A Bartender’s Lasting Conversation (2/3/17)

This week I want to tell you a quick story. I was recently in a restaurant, having dinner at the bar. After about an hour of small talk with the bartender, a great guy named Bob, I mentioned Areena to him. Our conversation quickly went from small talk to big talk. “My brother runs an assisted…


Email #52: Areena Celebrates CUNY’s Fatherhood Academy (1/27/17)

Areena is continually adding partner organizations to expand our reach and impact. Thanks to the counsel of Andrea Shapiro Davis, CUNY’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts Development, we are proud to announce a partnership with that university’s Fatherhood Academy. Here’s a story from CUNY’s website that illustrates the value of this program: “Jesus Benitez knew he…


Email #51: Is “The Tech Party” Ready to Emerge? (1/20/17)

In October, I wrote about the choice facing the American electorate in November and what I felt was an absence of leadership. This was a void I believed could and would soon be filled by leaders and visionaries from the tech industry, not by politicians. The following is a passage from that piece: “Leadership – the quality…


Email #50: Celebrating a Football Player Off the Field (1/13/17)

Monday night (actually early Tuesday morning) the Clemson Tigers won their first football national championship in 35 years. The hero of the game was quarterback Deshaun Watson. The hero of his life is former NFL running back Warrick Dunn. But Dunn’s heroism had nothing to do with the football field. From an article in the…


Email #49: Resolve to Do Good for Others (1/6/17)

Resolve (noun): firm determination to do something  -Merriam-Webster At the beginning of each new year, we make resolutions. To work out more. To eat healthier. To quit smoking. To call our parents more often. Bold, year-long commitments to improve ourselves. Do we mean these resolutions? Absolutely – at least at the time. Do we stick…

Email #48: Happy Holidays from Areena! (12/16/16)

As the holiday season approaches, we encourage our readers to remember those less fortunate not only during Christmas and Chanukah but in the days and weeks that follow. Many of our food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters are inundated with volunteers in December, when the spirit of giving is part of a national discussion. In…


Email #46: “We Have Common Ground” (12/2/16)

“This land is your land, this land is my land. From the California to the New York Island. From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters. This land was made for you and me.” _______________________________________________________ Woody Gurthrie wrote that lyric in 1956. The sentiment has never been more relevant to us at Areena. I’m not…


Email #45: As a Country, We Move Forward (11/11/16)

With this election now behind us, I want to take a moment to say something important. America is a remarkable country. Are we perfect? No. But our imperfections present us with the clearest opportunities to achieve greatness. Our blog will be taking the next few weeks off and in December we’ll return – not to…

Email #44: Areena at the Movies! (11/4/16)

Thanks to AJ Simpson, Steve Shaw, Jeff Dash and Matt Arden, Areena is now being promoted as part of ScreenVision’s Front & Center program on movie theater screens across the country STARTING TODAY! We’re happy to share our spot with you now.



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