- After School
- College Preparation
- Emotional Support
- Gifted Programs
- Homework Help and Tutoring
- In School
Department of Education, Guide for Teachers
Almost 135,000 people work full-time in New York City’s public school system with the shared mission to provide the 1.1 million students with an education that gives them the tools to thrive in college, in careers, and as active members of their communities.
Mothers On The Move
Fourteen years ago, the schools in the South Bronx neighborhoods of Hunts Point and Longwood ranked as some of the poorest performing in New York City. The local school district, dominated for over twenty years by leaders who ran it for the benefit of only a few, was a dramatic example of inequality and racial segregation. It divided resources between the wealthier white neighborhoods to the north and the low-income Black and Latino neighborhoods to the south.
Today, those corrupt administrators are gone. There is new leadership in the district committed to distributing resources more equitably. Reading and math scores are rising. In 1996, based upon the needs of the organization and community members, MOM broadened its scope to include a variety of compelling issues beyond educational injustice. As stated by former staffer, Lisa Ortega, “Our issues come from the needs of the people… If someone complains about the need for a stop light at the corner, MOM goes out and investigates if this is indeed a community concern. That is how the campaigns come about.”
New Teacher Center
To improve student learning by supporting the development of an inspired, dedicated, and highly-qualified teaching force
TeachersCount is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to raise the status of the teaching profession and provide resources to the education community. Using a public service announcement national ad campaign and related initiatives, TeachersCount is working to create a permanent culture of teacher appreciation in the United States.
Make the Road New York
Make the Road by Walking is a non-profit, member-driven organization based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Our 1,000-plus members are low-income, primarily immigrant community residents of all ages. Together the staff and membership team:
Builds power through organizing;
Develops leadership through education;
and Promotes justice by providing legal and other essential services to the Make the Road by Walking community.
The Tepeyac Association is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 network of 40 community based organizations, whose mission is twofold to promote the social welfare and human rights of Latino immigrants, specifically the undocumented in New York City. The Association Tepeyac is also dedicated to inform, organize, and educate Mexican immigrants and their families about rights, resources, and processes to develop leaders, organizations, and communities, to built a great Mexican community, integrated to all races and cultures in New York.
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (AAIDD) promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Media That Mattters Film Festival
The Media That Matters Film Festival brings high-impact shorts and Take Action tools to audiences around the country all year long through the distribution of the jury-selected collection on DVD and by web streaming, broadcasts and community screenings.
New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE)
New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) is a group of public school educators committed to fighting for social justice in our school system and society at large, by organizing and mobilizing teachers, developing curriculum, and working with community, parent, and student organizations. We are educators who believe that education is an integral part of social change and that we must work both inside and outside the classroom because the struggle for justice does not end when the school bell rings.
The Citizens Committee for Children of NY
For 60 years, Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, Inc. (CCC) has been providing a voice for children, especially poor and vulnerable children and children with special needs. As New York City’s only locally-based, multi-issue child advocacy organization, CCC stands up for children because we know that our future is entrusted to them.
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of low-income people. CLASP’s mission is to improve the economic security, educational and workforce prospects, and family stability of low-income parents, children, and youth and to secure equal justice for all.
Public Education Network
Public Education Network (PEN) is a national association of local education funds (LEFs) and individuals working to advance public school reform in low-income communities across our country. PEN believes an active, vocal constituency is the key to ensuring that every child, in every community, benefits from a quality public education.
The performance of American students in mathematics is mediocre at best. Reform efforts over the past two decades have only made matters worse. We are advocates for school mathematics education reforms that support the mathematics interests and abilities of all students. We advocate programs and policies that help all students achieve success in school mathematics courses, that prepare all students for the broadest options in high school math and science courses, and that give them the opportunity to advance into mathematics based college courses and careers.
National Education Association
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3.2 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.
The Institute for Educational Advancement
The Institute for Educational Advancement is dedicated to supporting our nation's most talented young people to identify and develop their fullest potential. The Institute focuses its attention on creating and supporting educational practices and policies
Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc.
The mission of CHCF is to improve the quality of life for Latino children and families. Through educational and health programs, trainings and services, CHCF provides families with the skills and information they need to raise healthy chidlren, to make sure those children are well cared for and have what they need to succeed in life. Also working in the policy arena, CHCF gives Latino families and children a voice in the legislation that affects their lives and well being.
American Association of School Administrators
Works to ensure the highest quality education systems for all learners through the support and development of leadership at the building, district, and state levels.
Alliance for Excellent Education
The mission of the Alliance for Excellent Education is to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary education and success in life. The Alliance for Excellent Education calls for the adoption of four research-based national initiatives that constitute a Framework for an Excellent Education for all middle school and high school students.
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.
For over 35 years Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. (AFC) has worked in partnership with New York City's most impoverished and vulnerable families to secure quality and equal public education services. AFC works on behalf of children from infancy to age 21 who are at greatest risk for school-based discrimination and/or academic failure. These include children with disabilities, ethnic minorities, immigrants, homeless children, foster care children, limited English proficient children and those living in poverty. AFC provides a full range of services: free individual case advocacy, technical assistance, and training for parents, students, and professionals about children's educational entitlements and due process rights in New York City.