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Educating a child to be successful in college and career requires a holistic approach. That’s why Community Schools harness the collective power of many to provide students with the tools and opportunities they need to succeed.

Community Schools make education more relevant to help students find their passion by integrating academics, health, youth development, and family engagement.

Bringing schools and partners together to create new opportunities and real results, we foster collaboration within a community to build something  better for its students, its families, and its future. 

For more, access Mayor de Blasio’s Strategic Plan.

The New York City Story


Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, the Community School initiative represents a $100 million investment in 130 schools. Ninety-four of these schools are also Renewal Schools, the City's key strategy for rapid academic improvement in struggling schools. Read more. As of June 2017, there are now 227 NYC Community Schools. 

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January 9, 2018-
Celebrating ‘Renewal’ Success as We Acknowledge More Work To Do

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