Community School's SXSWEDU Panel Proposals

posted Aug 14, 2017, 8:24 AM by admin orgserve   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 12:19 PM ]

Community School's SXSWEDU Panel Proposals

The Office of Community Schools has submitted three panel proposals to SXSW EDU 2018, and we need your votes to help get us to Austin in March!

SXSW stands for South by Southwest®. The SXSW EDU® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® family of conferences and festivals.

Voting is live and open to the public from August 7 - 25. Register for your free account today and vote for all of your favorite sessions! The easiest ways to find our session is to search by session title on the SXSW PanelPicker page.

Go HERE to vote!

1st Annual NYC Community School Film Competition

posted Mar 1, 2017, 1:08 PM by admin orgserve   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 8:25 AM ]

Attention Community Schools! Become a Host Site for AmeriCorps!

posted Mar 1, 2017, 10:55 AM by admin orgserve   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 11:08 AM ]

In preparation for the 2017-2018 school year, the Office of Community Schools is releasing the AmeriCorps Host Site Application.  OCS, in partnership with NYC Service, has submitted a proposal for continued funding and is awaiting award announcements from the federal government.  In the meantime, we are moving ahead with our plans to place members at community schools.  There are a few changes you will notice from previous years:

·         All interested schools/ CBOs must apply and be selected by OCS to host AmeriCorps members

·         Host sites may request up to 8 AmeriCorps members to serve at one school

·         All members will serve as Success Mentors

·         Host sites will contribute between $1,650 and $3,000 toward the cost of each member placed at their school


Please review the application carefully and join us for a webinar on March 8th at 10:30 to answer any additional questions you may have. For the webinar link please contact Jessica Simonson at 

Submit any questions to by March 10th. 


CLICK HERE to apply to host AmeriCorps members during the 2017-2018 school year

Watch the success story of P.S.154, one of our 86 NYC Renewal Schools

posted Feb 10, 2017, 9:34 AM by admin orgserve

Check the new video out here!

Coalition for Community Schools Webinar

posted Nov 21, 2016, 7:49 AM by admin orgserve   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 7:50 AM ]

Coalition for Community Schools Webinar


Addressing Trauma in Community Schools

November 29th, 2016

2:00-3:00 PM, EST


To create healthy communities, we need to begin addressing the prevalence of trauma in our student’s lives. This webinar will discuss how community schools are helping to address trauma, as part of an effort to improve the health of communities.


Our Speakers Include:


·       Tracey Schear, Director, Center for Healthy Schools and Communities, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

·       Lara Kain, Senior Director, Transform Schools, Los Angeles Education Partnership

·       Andrea Blanch, Acting Director, Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice


Come with questions, insights, and ideas for our Q&A session


Register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please note that only the first 100 registrants who log on will be able to participate in the webinar.

The Coalition for Community Schools Team

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Wi-Fi For All!

posted Sep 29, 2016, 6:14 AM by admin orgserve   [ updated Sep 29, 2016, 6:43 AM ]

FREE WiFi Wireless Hotspots through Public Libraries!

Check out what we are doing with Hotspots!

We are working with public libraries to provide free internet to Community Schools students to take home with them.

Check out the Department of Education's "Storify" on the First Day of School!

posted Sep 20, 2016, 1:16 PM by admin orgserve   [ updated Sep 20, 2016, 1:29 PM ]

Welcome the new school year with pictures from across NYC of students on the very first day!

Check it out here!

CSDs focus on Action Planning in August

posted Aug 11, 2016, 11:27 AM by   [ updated Aug 11, 2016, 11:46 AM ]

August 2 CSD Action Planning Workshop:  On August 2nd, CSDs were invited to participate in an action planning workshop designed using a peer collaborative learning framework.  The session helped CSDs start strong by focusing on strategies for re-introducing the CS model to their school community.  CSDs created SMART goals, action plans, and calendars of key events; all in service of implementing the Community School model successfully.  Through it all, CSDs were able to learn best practices for their peers and incorporate these findings into their work.  All materials (power points, actions planning templates, SMART goal guides, and more) can be found HERE.  If you have any questions or need additional support, please reach out to your program managers.

New Visions CloudLab Professional Development Opportunities

posted Jul 14, 2016, 1:29 PM by   [ updated Jul 14, 2016, 1:43 PM ]

The New Visions CloudLab and P Credit course has partnered with Google Apps for Education to offer waivers on the Level 1 Google Certified Educator Exam. This means that at the completion of our Apps for Teachers P Credit Course, all participants will be invited to take the Level 1 Certification Exam for free. If you are interested in receiving your certification, register here.

Innovative Data Platform and Mentoring as Keys to Success Highlight of Every Student, Every Day National Conference

posted Jun 10, 2016, 2:26 PM by   [ updated Jul 14, 2016, 1:30 PM ]

June 9, 2016. Representatives from the New York City Department of Education Office of Community Schools delivered a workshop on use of an innovative data platform combined with robust, targeted mentoring as definitive keys to success in the Community Schools initiative in New York City. View the slides from their presentation.

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