CityLimits features one of our community schools, PS/IS 284
Every student in New York City comes to school with different experiences, interests, challenges, learning styles, talents, and dreams. Our job as educators, social workers, and community school directors is to create schools that embrace our unique students and enable them to thrive; to find something they love about learning and to support them. This is the community school strategy.
The community school model expands the reach of the school. Through a partnership between a community-based organization and the school and driven by a shared vision for student success, community schools provide a unique combination of academic supports, health and social services, and youth development programs. In our 12 community schools, Partnership with Children provides the expanded mental health and behavioral supports that are core to our work in over 30 schools around the city. We are dedicated to student success – both socially and academically.
Read the full op-ed by Executive Director Margaret Crotty and PS/IS 284 Community School Director Alex Teitel on CityLimits.org