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The Children’s Aid Society was pleased to be invited to participate in “Talking Transition,” a citywide program led by a coalition of leading foundations to help New Yorkers share their views about the future of the city.
As newly elected officials and a new mayor consider ideas and concepts for progress, we wanted to show how leveraging existing government programs, in partnership with community-based organizations, can significantly improve student outcomes in public schools, particularly in low-income communities. In addition, our community schools model is also proven to have a significant return on investment.
In a November 19 presentation, Children’s Aid hosted a panel of experts to discuss the community schools model, the primary vehicle for organizing community resources around student success. Our vision is for every New York City school to be a community school.
Our partners in the event were: United Federation of Teachers, Phipps Community Development Corporation, Good Shepherd Services, Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, Youth Development Institute and Children’s Aid community school Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School.
The event also featured a screening of a segment of the recent PBS special, "The Graduates/Los Graduados," which features a recent graduate of Fannie Lou, Chastity Salas.
You can watch the segment on Chastity here.
“Talking Transition” wraps up on November 23. Read more here.