The City of New York hosts African Heritage Celebration in the Bronx

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The City of New York held its African Heritage Celebration and Festival on September 17, 2022, at Lou Gehrig Plaza in The Bronx. The all-day event featured musical and traditional dance performances, spoken word artists, … Read More

African Life Center hosts Mental Health Forum for Young Africans at Bronx Community College

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell African Life Center, a non-profit organization providing health education to African immigrants, held on June 26, 2022, a mental health forum for young people by young people at Bronx Community College.  Related Images:

Applications for Gifted & Talented programs to open on May 31st

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks today announced that applications for the expanded kindergarten and third grade Gifted & Talented programs will open next Tuesday, May 31, 2022. … Read More

EEAP Coalition hosts first community event at Denny Moe’s Superstar Barber Shop in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On May 21, 2022, the EEAP Coalition hosted its first community events and panels called “Barbershop and Beauty Shop Conversations” to raise additional awareness and support for Black Studies. The panel, “Shaping More Than Minds … Read More

Parents and community members to join New York City public school superintendent hiring process

Photo credit: Flamingo images On May 17, 2022, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks  announced the launch of community town halls to engage parents and community members in the process of hiring 45 New York City public school superintendents – significantly expanding the involvement of parental … Read More

Mayor Adams and Chancellor Banks announce new approach to screen and support dyslexic students

Photo credit: Michael Appleton New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks announced on May 12, 2022, the largest, most comprehensive approach to supporting public school students with dyslexia in … Read More

City adds 1,000 New Kindergarten and Third Grade seats to Gifted and Talented Program

Photo credit: WavebreakMediaMicro New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks today announced the expansion of the New York City public school’s Gifted and Talented program serving elementary school students. … Read More

Family Wellness Suites reopen for parents and babies in New York City

Photo credit: Ursula Page The New York City Health Department announced on April 13, 2022, the reopening of the Family Wellness Suites at its Neighborhood Health Action Centers. The Family Wellness Suites provide birthing people and their families a safe, … Read More

EGN Youth Sports & Development to serve Harlem youth at new 135th street location

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell EGN Youth Sports & Development, an NYC program whose mission is to improve New York City youth and their communities through sports activities and educational support, is now serving the community on 181st West 135th … Read More

City of New York expands access to doulas and midwives to reduce maternal and infant mortality

New York City Mayor Eric Adams took steps on March 23, 2022, to reduce maternal and infant health inequities in New York City and provide critical resources to new families — announcing the citywide expansion of the doula program, the … Read More

New York Schools Chancellor David C. Banks kicks off 5-11 vaccination campaign

On March 10, 2022, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks announced the kickoff of a multi-pronged campaign in partnership with the New York City Health Department and NYC Health + Hospitals/NYC Test & Trace Corps to promote the vaccination of students … Read More

Summer Youth Employment Program applications now open until April 22

Photo credit: York City Department of Youth and Community Development New York City Mayor Eric Adams opened on March 1, 2022, applications for the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development’s (DYCD) Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), the … Read More

NYC Schools Chancellor David C. Banks ends outdoor mask mandate

Photo credit: NYC Department of Education On February 25, 2022, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks announced that beginning Monday, February 28, 2022 masks or face coverings will no longer be required when outside on school grounds. Masks will still be … Read More

Deadline for middle school application is March 1, 2022!

In New York City, most students apply to middle school during their fifth-grade year. The middle school application is open, and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2022!  Applying to Middle School? Welcome! from NYC Public Schools on Vimeo. … Read More

We were just trying to breathe

By: Kujegi Camara Trapped in stairwells Black bodies overwhelmed by Black smoke because this country can underwhelm We were just trying to keep warm We were just trying to stay alive But somehow in this country, to want to stay … Read More

New Family Home Visits program for first-time parents targets underserved New Yorkers regardless of immigration status

Photo credit: Digital Skillet 1 The Health Department announced on December 7, 2021, that the New Family Home Visits program is open to first-time families in public housing engaged with child welfare or living in neighborhoods with the greatest social … Read More

“Elijah’s Law” named for three-year-old who died from food allergy, is now in effect

L to R: Assemblyman Al Taylor (D-Harlem), NYS Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, Dina & Thomas Silvera at Living Together Day Care in Montgomery, NY announcing the completion of Elijah’s Law On October 7, 2021, the New York State Office of … Read More

CCRB to Host a Nationwide Conversation on Youth and Policing at the 2021 Annual Youth Summit

On October 7, 2021, the Civilian Complaint Review Board and their Youth Advisory Council will host a Youth Summit titled “Speak Up Speak Out: 2021 Youth Summit on Policing” to hear from young people across the country on their experiences … Read More

New Education Equity Action Plan’s pilot K-12 Black studies curriculum to launch in 2022

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell A group of legislators, non-profits, academics, and Black education advocacy groups gathered on September 19, 2021, at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem to formally unveil a new initiative: the Education … Read More

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