The Black Academic Excellence marches for more funding for Black students and an end to school-to-prison pipeline

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Black Academic Excellence, a local group based in Harlem advocating for more funding for Black students and for the disruption of the school-to-prison pipeline, held a march and rally on July 5, 2020 in … Read More

NYC’s School Reopening Plan leaves Immigrant Families in the dark, say advocates

Photo credit: NYC Department of Education Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced last week that NYC schools would reopen this fall and presented a plan on July 8, 2020 that NYC advocates found inadequate for … Read More

Summer Youth Employment Program to Serve Thousands of New York Teens starting late July

Beginning in late July, SYEP Summer Bridge 2020, a $51M public-private partnership, will provide constructive engagement and enrichment activities to keep 35,000 New York City youth active and productive this summer. The program will engage teens in a series of … Read More

Bronx Community College to offer free coding, music and video production workshops to 7th – 12th grade students this summer

Photo credit: Sutipond This summer, the Bronx Community College Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) will offer to 7th – 12th grade students hands-on online exposure to state-of-the-art innovations in technology. The STEP Summer Online Technology and Arts Academy is … Read More

Coronavirus: Families eligible for $420 per child receiving free and reduced-price meals at school through Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced earlier this month additional food assistance of more than $880 million to help New Yorkers with children who previously received free and reduced-price meals at school. The Pandemic Electronic … Read More

Parents urged to protect children from window falls with properly installed window guards

Photo credit: NYC Health Department Since March, three young children have fallen from windows that did not have window guards and sustained injuries. With New Yorkers remaining inside their homes to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Health Department, the … Read More