Together, we can find solutions that restore a sense of safety and well-being for students and staff in our schools.
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.
1-in-7 students are going hungry, and those children are mostly Black and Latinx children. Research has shown that students experiencing hunger struggle to focus and have lower school attendance, which in turn impacts their academic performance. We believe all students deserve healthy school meals. In the FY 2024 State Budget, New York must establish and fund a statewide, permanent Healthy School Meals for All program.
Every New Yorker deserves access to public higher education. New York state must invest in and strengthen our SUNY, CUNY and community colleges.
We need strong public schools to unite us and be the center of our communities.