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The Office of Community Schools cultivates partnerships with other city agencies, the private sector, and nonprofit partners to identify resources and opportunities that may benefit Community Schools.


Did you miss our June Partnerships Fair? Don't worry! You can still find a list of all the partners who attended on pages 5-9 of our Partnerships Fair Directory

Partnerships Webinar Series: Part One: Fundraising 
Explore the different layers of Fundraising-- both the differences in resources as well as the steps both before and after the "ask". We were joined by members of the Community Schools team who shared their experiences, advice, and successes in fundraising! 

NEW RESOURCE for Schools! 
We're working on creating themed Resource Packets for our schools to easily find partners in different areas. We recently shared a Summer Resource Guide at the May Principal/CSD Retreat! Find it online here

Click here for a list of all our city agencies and community non-profit partnerships, including contact info, program description, and OCS team lead.

Click here for special announcements about unique opportunities featured in the Community School newsletter!


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Schools (Community Schools, ESDSVP, Empire)

Food Pantries/Soup Kitchens

DSS/HRA Locations

Single Stop Locations

ActionNYC Clinic Sites 

Homebase Locations

Financial Empowerment Centers

Health Action Center Locations

DHS Intake Sites

Many of our partnerships are dealing with four key issues: hunger, homelessness, health care and immigration. Key organizations and city agencies we've partnered with to combat these issues are:

Single Stop supports to families who are applying for public benefits by providing a single point of access for applying and subsequent case management. 


The Human Resources Administration provides essential emergency services dealing with cash, housing, and food for families in need of immediate assistance.

Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs provides free legal services and workshops for students and families whose immigration status is in question.

We also have special partnerships we've developed to offer further services to students:

  • DOHMH and Warby Parker Vision Screenings is a program for Community Schools. DOHMH and Warby Parker not only provide free vision screening and optometry testings, but they also provide a free pair of glasses to students with vision needs.
  • Free Tax Prep is available through different partners this tax season. Help your families receive free tax prep, e-filing and even financial counseling!