EducateNYC, now in its second year, is UWNYC’s community schools initiative. EducateNYC is a comprehensive, educational approach that strategically aligns academics, health and social services, and youth and parent engagement to improve student learning in high-needs K-12 schools. 

Working with the NYC Department of Education, we are transforming public schools into neighborhood hubs where health care, food pantries, after-school programs, family engagement, and parent education classes are available directly on school campuses. In 2014, UWNYC was awarded a grant to improve academics and attendance rates for more than 20,000 New York City students in 45 (out of 184) NYC community schools each year over the course of four years.

All 45 schools that UWNYC supports receive a variety of services and assistance, including monthly capacity-building workshops, webinars and coaching, creation of communication structures, and technical assistance to address school and community needs and assets.

UWNYC is committed to ensuring that all children, no matter what their family income, zip code, race, or country of origin, have the opportunity to come to school safe, healthy, and empowered to succeed.

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