Citizen Schools NY is proud to be partnering with 4 schools this year. Our team of 4 Campus Leaders and 33 Teaching Fellows are now serving nearly 500 students in the East Harlem and Brooklyn.
Last school year we made a shocking realization: only 40% of schools nation-wide currently teach computer programming - and that percentage is drastically lower in low-income communities. Add to that an increasing number of STEM jobs in the US with decreasing numbers of diverse, trained professionals to fill them. Our solution: offering students a year long opportunity to learn rigorous coding skills, build a high quality website, and be mentored by software engineers eager to inspire the next generation of coders.
This year, we will be working with 5 middle schools in East and West Harlem, as well as Brooklyn. Our campus team is excited for a terrific year with our students!
Urban Assembly Unison School
Brooklyn Serving 145 students
Campus Director: Melissa Giroux
Academy for Future Leaders
West Harlem Serving around 120 students Campus Director: Krista Carter
Renaissance School of the Arts
East Harlem Serving around 155 students
Campus Director: Gary Brown
Isaac Newton Middle School
East Harlem Serving around 110 students Campus Director: Amanda Goodman
Deputy Campus Director: Joe Collarusso