The community school model provides wrap-around services for students and families. It make the school a critical center of community life. Schools and communities grow stronger as a result.
Research has shown that students experiencing hunger struggle to focus and have lower school attendance, which impacts their academic performance. We believe all students deserve healthy school meals.
Every New Yorker deserves access to public higher education. New York state must invest in and strengthen our SUNY, CUNY and community colleges.
New York State lawmakers, educators and school leaders met at the Capitol to discuss student hunger in our schools.
Community schools provide a supporting network for parents and children.
Social studies teachers Matt Root and Mark Parrish, North Syracuse Education Association, started a high school food pantry with their students that feeds 240 students weekly.
Educators play an important role in assuring the safety of our students, day in and day out.