- After School
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- Gifted Programs
- Homework Help and Tutoring
- In School
"DonorsChoose is dedicated to addressing the scarcity and inequitable distribution of learning materials and experiences in our public schools. We believe this inequity is rooted in the following factors:Shortages of learning materials prevent thorough, engaging instruction;
Top-down distribution of materials stifles our best teachers and discourages them from developing targeted solutions for their students; and
Small, directed contributions have gone un-tapped as a source of funding.
DonorsChoose will improve public education by engaging citizens in an online marketplace where teachers describe and individuals can fund specific student projects. We envision a nation where students in every community have the resources they need to learn."
Global Goods Partners
Global Goods Partners (GGP) is dedicated to alleviating poverty and promoting social justice by strengthening women-led development initiatives for marginalized communities in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. GGP pursues this mission by partnering with community based organizations (CBOs) worldwide that integrate their commitment to community development—specifically, improvements in education, health, women’s rights, and employment opportunities—with socially responsible income-generating enterprises. GGP provides its CBO partners with direct access to new markets in the United States, increasing both their revenue and global awareness of their work. GGP uses proceeds from product sales to provide technical assistance and grant support to its partners, assisting them in building stronger, more effective programs.
Charter School Business Management Inc.
Charter School Business Management (CSBM) is the leading organization that provides technical support with all aspects of non-academic school responsibilities. CSBM’s mission is to support the charter school movement by creating and maintaining a strong foundation of finance, operations, human resources and compliance at each school it serves. CSBM provides professional development and shares best practices, ensuring that business and operations leaders are trained and prepared to manage the non-academic responsibilities of their charter schools. CSBM is also an outsourced solution whereby its trained and experienced staff members manage finance, operations, human resources and compliance responsibilities for schools. These services, which are tailored to the unique culture and needs of schools, are proven techniques that allow school leaders to focus on what’s most important - student achievement.
High 5 Tickets to the Arts
High 5 Tickets to the Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the arts affordable for teens. Through High 5, teens ages 13 to 18 can buy $5 tickets to the best of New York City dance, music, theater and visual arts events all year round.
Teachers & Writers Collaborative
Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) provides and promotes literary arts education by supporting writers and teachers in developing and implementing strategies to enhance students' interest in and love of literature and writing. T&W disseminates models for literary arts education to local, national, and international audiences and showcases both new and established writers via publications and literary events.
Young Audiences New York (YANY)
Young Audiences New York's (YANY) mission is to advance the artistic and educational development of New York City public school students by bringing students together with professional artists of all disciplines to learn, create and participate in the arts.
The New Teacher Project
The New Teacher Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to partnering with educational entities to increase the numbers of outstanding individuals who become public school teachers and to create environments for all educators that maximize their impact on student achievement.
Urban Dove was founded in 1998 with the belief that all children, regardless of their economic or social background, should be taught the critical skills needed to succeed, and be given the support, encouragement, and opportunity to practice those skills in the real world. Toward that end, Urban Dove has dedicated itself to enriching the lives of New York City’s at-risk youth by creating a supportive, positive place where kids can develop these critical life-skills and build the confidence they need to reach their full potential.
NY de Volunteer
The mission of NY de Volunteer is to improve the greater New York metropolitan community and to enhance international mutual understanding through mobilization and volunteering efforts of the local Japanese population and its extended network.
Founded in 2002, Groundwork’s mission is to support young people living in high poverty urban communities as they develop their strengths, skills, talents and competencies through effective experiential learning and work programs. Groundwork is based in East New York, Brooklyn an isolated and under-resourced neighborhood where over 70% of children are born into poverty and over 30% of families live below the poverty line.
What makes Groundwork unique is the geographically focused approach we take to working with youth and their families: we identify ten to fifteen block areas with high rates of young people living in poverty (typically public housing developments or similar communities) and develop programs to serve a significant percentage of the families who reside in those areas. We believe that this approach allows us to maximize the impact of our services; by reaching many children in a small, well-defined area, Groundwork can impact the youth culture of that entire community.
Union Settlement Association
Since 1895, Union Settlement Association has been dedicated to solving urban problems in East Harlem. Through education programs and human services, the agency promotes leadership development and fosters economic self-sufficiency to help individuals and families build a stronger community.
Digital Story Workshop
"Children are constantly making meaning out of their imaginative play, especially between the ages of 3 and 8. Providing an opportunity to make a ""movie"" out of these imaginative worlds appeals to the center of children’s lives, validating their play and empowering them to become media makers. The goals of Digital Story Workshop are: to empower young children by highlighting their own imaginative play, to facilitate meaningful artistic collaborations between adults and children,to contribute meaningful curricular material to classrooms,
to connect children from different neighborhoods, cities and countries to each other, to provide exciting and creative media that complements the educational goals and creative whimsy of children's television but that takes the production process to a much deeper level for the child."
This Week In Education
A website about education news, trends, and people, This Week In Education aims to help educators, lawmakers, and the media understand each other better.
826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind we provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our free programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.
Change for Kids
Since 1996, Change for Kids has been dedicated to improving children's education in New York City's most under-resourced public elementary schools. and helping these children to develop to their full potential. CFK believes that every student serves to experience and participate in the exciting cultural world around them. We work with schools, principals, teachers and volunteers to provide New York City public school children with access to the fine and performing arts, sciences and the humanities, experiences that spark their creative interests, and the opporutnity to excel in these areas.
PENCIL (Public Education Needs Civic Involvement In Learning) was founded in 1995 to galvanize and coordinate meaningful civic involvement in New York City public education to improve student achievement. Its flagship event, Principal For A Day, pairs thousands of New Yorkers from the private sector with the City's schools. This and PENCIL's yearlong programs foster hundreds of long-term partnerships with schools, generate millions of dollars worth of donations of cash, goods, and services for schools and school districts, and act as a vehicle through which the City's private sector advocates for educational reform. PENCIL's programs continue to serve as national and international models of private sector engagement in public education.
Harlem Children's Zone
Founded in 1970, Harlem Children's Zone, Inc. is a pioneering, non-profit, community-based organization that works to enhance the quality of life for children and families in some of New York City's most devastated neighborhoods. Formerly known as Rheedlen Centers for Children and Families, HCZ Inc.'s centers serve more than 13,000 children and adults, including over 9,500 at-risk children. The emphasis of our work is not just on education, social service and recreation, but on rebuilding the very fabric of community life. The Children's Zone intentionally develops programs where other agencies are not located and poor children and families have no one, or even a place, to run for help.
American Federation of School Administrators
The only national education union for school administrators, AFSA provides labor relations, professional, and occupational services to public school principals, vice principals, administrators, and supervisors. AFSA has been fighting for quality public school education for students of all backgrounds since 1976.
Our mission is to use color, collaboration, design and the painting process to empower students to transform themselves, their schools, and their communities. We do this by teaching inner-city students the marketable skill of commercial painting, which itself can break the cycle of poverty, then uniquely empower students to transform their own school's environment and that of nearby community sites.
Teachers Unite is a growing membership organization dedicated to building a social justice movement of New York City public school teachers. It provides leadership opportunities that build ties between educators and community organizers, and political education forums that build an informed teacher constituency. Teachers Unite is an organization for educators who act in solidarity with the communities they serve.