New York Appleseed applauds the New York State Education Department for its leadership in encouraging and supporting school districts to pursue meaningful integration. We believe the work of creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive schools must be rooted in culturally responsive
Sixty years ago Elizabeth Eckford walked through an angry mob of white people so she could fight for integration on her first day of school. On December 7, 2017 Hebh Jamal and other students from IntegrateNYC honored her strength and
Read the Letter to Mayor de Blasio written by IntegrateNYC’s Leadership Council. Mayor de Blasio_ Let’s Transform NYC Schools PRESS RELEASE New York City Students Call on Mayor to Commit to Real Integration New York, NY (December 5, 2017)
Matt Gonzales recently authored an op-ed in City Limits on the District 1 Diversity Plan. Read it here.
Three years ago New York Appleseed supported the State Education Department in the development of the Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program. New York was the first state in the nation to use federal funds in this way. This Chalkbeat article nicely
New York Appleseed stands with IntegrateNYC and the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation community, as they work to heal after the tragic loss of life in late September. See the IntegrateNYC statement below: IntegrateNYC is a student-led advocacy organization
The new documentary Teach Us All is now available on Netflix. We are proud to see the work of IntegrateNYC, as well as our own Hebh Jamal and David Tipson featured in the film alongside many of our amazing allies
In a historic event, New York Appleseed, IntegrateNYC4me, and Epic Theatre Ensemble‘s Epic Next presented at the New York State Board of Regents July 2017 meeting. Student leaders from New York City presented policy recommendations and social justice theater to education policy
New York Appleseed Statement on Set-Aside Admissions Plans for Individual Schools Advocates and journalists crave dichotomies, and it should come as no surprise that many advocates for school integration in New York City have begun to fall into camps.
PRESS RELEASE: Contact: Matthew Gonzales School Diversity Project Director New York Appleseed 212-848-4642 firstname.lastname@example.org NEW YORK APPLESEED HAILS RELEASE OF SCHOOL DIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT AND FRAMEWORK FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 6/6/17 Policy statement with specific goals coupled with community-engagement process