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December 2017 WOW! Week Recap

December 2017 WOW! Week Recap

Here at Citizen Schools New York, December is when our students get to showcase what they have learned in their 10-week apprenticeships, while their volunteer Citizen Teachers get to say WOW! At our semi-annual Google MegaWOW!, 75 students across our four schools were able to showcase their final products to more than 20 Citizen Teachers, 30 staff members, 25 guest and other special guests.

Inside Citizen Schools A Documentary Film

Inside Citizen Schools A Documentary Film

Since 2015, the staff at Cavelight Films, a New York-based production company, have led apprenticeships inspiring students to be creative, while teaching technical skills exercised in the film production field. Last spring, Jordan Ehrlich -(Cavelight Films) and Caitlin McNally -( National Geographic) guided students through a 10-week Documentary filming class at the Urban Assembly Unison Middle School in Brooklyn.  The students had the opportunity to create a documentary that showcased Citizen Schools programing at Urban Assembly Unison Middle School.

Our 2016-2017 Campus Staff

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

Courtney Lemm



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


Global Technology Preparatory

East Harlem Serving around 137 students Campus Director: Tyler Belanga Deputy Campus Director: Alisha Park