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At a New York City Community School, educators, community-based organizations and families share leadership and organize resources so that academics, social services and other supports are integrated into the fabric of the school. 

These combined supports help the school better address the needs of young people, resulting in improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities.

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

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"We believe in investing in the whole child. Community Schools respond to families' needs in innovative ways so that students become more likely to attend class, and are better able to focus and succeed." -- Mayor Bill de Blasio
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

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  • Community School's SXSWEDU Panel Proposals

    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!

    Posted Aug 14, 2017, 12:19 PM by admin orgserve
  • 1st Annual NYC Community School Film Competition
    Posted Mar 6, 2017, 8:25 AM by admin orgserve
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