Unlikely Partners Leveraging Private Schools as Resources for Expanding Learning Opportunities for Public School Students

Monday, January 28, 2013 -
8:00am to 10:30am EST
The Wallace Foundation, 5 Penn Plaza, 7th floor, NYC
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This briefing will focus on unique high-quality after-school and summer learning partnerships between private schools in NYC and youth-serving organizations that leverage the resources of private schools to expand learning time for low-income public school students. 
The panel will feature representatives from three organizations that collectively serve approximately 800 public school students annually in partnership with eight private schools in the City.  With approximately 100 private schools in NYC, these program models can be instructive as we consider the scale potential of this type of public/private partnership.  The organizations to be profiled work effectively with their public and private school partners to advance student achievement, and speakers will explore the opportunities and challenges they face.  In addition to the panelists, invited guests, including board members and principals involved in these efforts, will offer diverse perspectives.


  • An overview of these Innovative and effective models, including: 
  • The type of students they target (e.g. academic proficiency levels); 
  • Their staffing configurations that draw on a mix of academic specialists and teachers from private and public schools; and
  • The added value that public/private school partnerships bring to students and families.    
  • Strategies for and barriers to scaling up the reach and impact of these types of programs, including replication, dissemination of best practices, and policy work.    
A NYC Youth Funders program in collaboration with Philanthropy New York and sponsored by The Wallace Foundation, Altman Foundation and Centerbridge Foundation
This program is "Partially Open."

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Local representatives of corporate, family, and private foundations, and City and State agencies funding programs for children, youth, and families.
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