Mayor de Blasio, Chancellor Fariña and Deputy Mayor Buery Announce 69 New Community Schools
May 11, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery today announced the expansion of the Community Schools Initiative by 69 new schools this September, providing students with expanded learning opportunities, robust family engagement, an explicit focus on social-emotional development, and enrichment programming through partnerships with community based organizations (CBOs). A total of 215 Community Schools will serve over 108,000 students across the city.

Chancellor Announces Partnership with Operation Warm to Give New Winter Jackets to 13,000 Students in Community Schools and Family Shelters
January 21, 2016
Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Operation Warm today announced a partnership that will provide 13,000 elementary school students in Community Schools with brand-new winter jackets. All 32 Community Schools serving students in grades Pre-K-5, 20 of which are part of the School Renewal Program, will receive winter coats. The selected schools serve large populations of low-income students or students in temporary housing.

Mayor de Blasio Announces Partnership with Warby Parker to Provide Free Eyeglasses to Students at Community Schools
June 24, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City will expand its vision screening program to all 130 Community Schools and will partner with Warby Parker to provide a free pair of glasses to every student in need. Based on student needs, the City estimates the NYC-based tech company will provide glasses to approximately 20,000 students over the next four years.

Mayor de Blasio Releases One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City
April 22, 2015
OneNYC establishes bold goals and specific targets for a strong, sustainable, resilient, and equitable city – 800,000 people out of poverty by 2025, Zero Waste, eliminating long-term displacement after future shock events, and much more.

Renewal In Progress: Mayor de Blasio Tours Automotive High School, Improving 'Renewal School' in Brooklyn
March 25, 2015
Renewal school benefiting from expanded after-school programs, new CTE classes in law, coaching from retired principal with track record building successful schools.

Renewal in Progress: Mayor de Blasio Tours Improving 'Renewal School' in Richmond Hill
March 19, 2015
At Richmond Hill High School, more students on track to graduate this year compared to last. "Are You Green?" innovation monitors every student's progress toward graduation, holds teachers and families accountable for keeping them on track. Renewal school benefiting from expanded after-school programs, Saturday tutoring, new Leadership Coach.

Chancellor Fariña Announces Creation of New Office of Community Schools
January 21, 2015
The new office reflects New York City's commitment and investment in the transformative community schools model - a pillar of Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Fariña's education agenda that supports the social, emotional, physical, and academic needs of students.

De Blasio Administration's First 45 Community Schools Get Paired with Community Partners and Prepare for 2015 Launch
December 1, 2014
Each school to adopt transformative educational approach to address whole needs of children and provide targeted services such as vision care, mentoring, arts and sports education, social workers and other mental health services, youth leadership programming, and academic enrichment to help students catch-up or leap ahead.

De Blasio Administration Taps New Advisory Board to Help Develop New York City's Next Wave of Community Schools
July 17, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio today kicked off the planning process for a slate of new Community Schools, with a gathering of leaders from across the city who will help the City innovate ways of delivering greater services and support to at-risk families.

De Blasio Administration Announces $52 Million Investment to Launch Community Schools
June 17, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $52 million grant to launch the development of 40 innovative Community Schools that will match comprehensive social services and learning programs with 40 high-need public schools across the city.