On March 17
, funders came together to learn from experts – practitioners, researchers and policymakers – about the promise of the community schools strategy in NYC. A key takeaway was that its implementation offers exciting opportunities for funders of community development, youth development, housing, health, education and more to collaborate in ways we don’t often have the chance to do.
Funders are invited to this meeting to explore whether they want to continue to learn together in some ongoing way about the community schools strategy both broadly and/or very specifically in schools and communities here in New York.
By the time of this meeting, the City is expected to have released its strategic plan: this will be an occasion for funders to share their thoughts and questions about it, and how it may relate to their own work.
In addition, we invite you to discuss:
- The questions you’d like to know more about
- The interplay of health, community development and housing issues with education – how can community schools raise academic achievement and strengthen communities?
- What role funders can/should have in helping the City learn from the challenges and successes its own - and other schools, districts and communities - have already experienced
- Whether ongoing collaboration among funders to answer these questions makes sense
All interested funders interested in community development, education, health, housing, youth development and juvenile justice. This convening is only open to PNY members.
1:45 - 2:00 PM Check-in
2:00 - 4:00 PM Discussion
Registration is required by April 13.
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above.