Education and Youth Achievement Fund
Across Brooklyn, high school seniors are readying for an occasion that we hope they remember with a sense of pride for the rest of their lives: Commencement. It’s a day to reflect on the achievements of the past while kicking off the start of a new, exciting chapter.
Look around you and it’s easy to see that Brooklyn is growing—our population, our skyline, our reputation in the world. With the rapid pace of change, no one can predict what our borough will look like in 50 years. But we can predict who will lead us there.
It’s the last Friday of February—a month we’ve dedicated to honoring our partner nonprofit organizations and the essential services they provide that are making Brooklyn better throughout. And for many Brooklynites, there is no greater service than those that teach, mentor, guide, and motivate. So last but certainly not least, we are spreading our Brooklyn Love for the organizations of our Education & Youth Achievement Fund, particularly those that help tell the story of our borough as we also honor Black History Month.
Weeksville Mural in Crown Heights
In March, 2012, School District 16 in Bedford-Stuyvesant was identified in an annual report by the Schott Foundation for Public Education as – once again – one of the lowest-performing districts in the city.
Encompassing the eastern half of Bedford-Stuyvesant and sections of Crown Heights and Brownsville, Community School District 16 is repeatedly among the worst performing school districts in New York City. But now there’s a blueprint for change in CSD16, and it starts with school collaboration, closing the disparity gap in after-school services, and engaging parents as key stakeholders.
A “failing” Brooklyn school district now has a blueprint for change, and it starts with school collaboration, closing the disparity gap in after-school services, and engaging parents as key stakeholders.
Central Brooklyn Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Initiative