Rosie’s Theater Kids

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Rosie’s Theater Kids (RTKids) is an arts education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts. We serve students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience theater, positively changing the trajectory of their lives by providing comprehensive classes in music, dance, and drama; thoughtful mentoring; and structured academic guidance.

Our goal is to inspire excellence, motivate learning, uplift the human spirit, build confidence, and spark a lifelong appreciation for the arts.


America SCORES New York

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America SCORES New York serves as a driving force in promoting sportsmanship, self-expression, commitment and teamwork for youth in under-resourced communities in New York City. Through a combination of soccer, poetry and service learning, our unique after-school program shines a spotlight on these poet-athletes, helping them develop the skills necessary to lead successful lives off the field and outside the classroom.

Teacher’s College

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The mission of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is to help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers. We accomplish this goal through research, curriculum development, and through working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders. The organization has developed state-of-the-art tools and methods for teaching reading and writing, for using performance assessments and learning progressions to accelerate progress, and for literacy-rich content-area instruction. A TC staff developer visits and works with K-5 teachers ten times during the school year, meeting with grade level teams and supporting a lab site visit on each grade level. (K-5 Grade)

Teaching Matters

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Teaching matters is dedicated to ensuring that every child, no matter zip code, has equitable access to great teaching. Our mission is to develop and retain great teachers, and measurably
increase their ability to give students in public schools an excellent education. We bring deep knowledge, experience and a commitment to effective, research-based school and district support. Over two-plus decades, we have: worked with over 1,000 schools to advance achievement, coached 30,000-plus teachers to improve teaching and learning, positioned nearly 300 teacher leaders to lead high-functioning teams that drive improved instruction, and affected the learning of more than 500,000 students. Teachers can use Mastery Connect to plan formative assessments and track student progress on standards. This tool is designed to monitor student growth with software for innovative assessment, curriculum planning, and benchmark assessments.


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Literacy Inc.’s mission is to engage families and community members to support young readers in high-need neighborhoods. They harness the power that exists in every community to make literacy a value and a right of all children. LINC’S comprehensive Literacy model (CLM) makes connections between students, families and schools around improving reading behaviors and communications about age-appropriate literacy expectations and skills. Four interlocking strategies provide a scaffolding of support:

  • LINC increases in and out-of-school-time opportunities for students and families to practice essential literacy skills and model positive reading behaviors
  • LINC demonstrates to parents how to create a literacy-rich home environment and engage with the school around their child’s literacy development
  • LINC partners with teachers and administration to provide training and tools that build the capacity of schools to work with parents as allies
  • LINC organizes the community, through parent leadership training and collaborations with neighborhood-based organizations, to grow and sustain a culture that supports reading achievement for all children through coordinated enrichment opportunities. ( Pre-K, 2 nd and 5 th Grade)

Ballet Hispanico

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The Community Arts Partnerships program tailors residency content for each school, providing custom-designed programs that embrace Ballet Hispanico’s pedagogical standards, goals, and philosophy, and matches each school with an outstanding teaching artist who is invested in developing our community’s cultural and educational talents. Our program draws from the New York City Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: Dance Grades PreK-12, addressing five strands of Learning in Dance: Dance making, Developing Dance Literacy, making connections, working with community and cultural resources and exploring Careers and lifelong learning. The residency itself consists of weekly lessons during the fall or spring terms, which include a curriculum integration project (e.g. writing, drawing), usually presented during the culminating performance by the students engaged in our program. (3rd and 4th Grade)

City College

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Through our partnership with the City Technology, The City College of New York, we will immerse our students in engineering design processes. Students create and develop ideas that are innovative and focus on real world connections. City technology has developed curriculum units that integrates engineering, science, math, literacy and art, in the context of children designing their inventions. Students will develop engineering projects, test their projects, and revise to make adjustments as needed.

Midori & Friends

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Midori & Friends music programs open doors to a vast musical world for NYC students. Midori & Friends empowers our students by developing their musicianship and instilling core life values. By customizing meaningful music education experiences in partnership with NYC schools and communities, Midori & Friends makes the music of today and builds the futures of tomorrow.


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P.S. 98M offers Computer Science for all students (CS4ALL). Students will learn computational thinking, problem solving, creativity and critical thinking. They will also learn to collaborate and build relationships with peers, communicate and create with technologies, and to better understand technologies they interact with in their lives. Through our work with CS4ALL, students will be better prepared to utilize computer science during their k-5 experience and after graduation.

Algebra for All

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To improve opportunities for students to excel in math, the Algebra for All initiative aims to enable every student to have access to algebra classes in eighth grade while having more support in earlier years to prepare them to succeed. To train more algebra teachers, the DOE has convened a summer institute followed by professional development throughout the school year.