Community Schools

Katrena Perou

Katrena Perou

Katrena Perou in Community Schools

Community School Serendipity

Six years ago, when my then boss, Richard Buery, sent me to the Children's Aid Society's Community School Practicum at Columbia University, I didn’t know anything about the Community Schools movement . Richard was interested in exploring the idea of opening up a community school in East New York, Brooklyn. At Richard’s behest, I joined educators ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Community Schools, Teaching Artists

High School for Health Careers Talent Show!

On Wednesday December 17th, Health Careers and Sciences High School hosted its second annual Talent Show, all students were invited to attend and participate. The talent show was organized by school day teacher Annabelle Gonzalez and Teaching Artist Frantz Jerome alongside volunteer teachers and other CBOs.    https://vimeo.com/117319990   Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Community Schools, Teaching Artists

Poetry and Drumming in West Brooklyn Community HS

Students in the Poetry and Drumming programs at West Brooklyn Community High School (WBCHS) recently held a performance to showcase their work from the first trimester.  Teaching artists Melanie Goodreaux and Oneza Lafontant have been working with students three times per week since September. One of the poets, Oscar, performed two pieces about a tragic violent event ... Continue reading ›