Central Queens Academy Charter School (“CQA”)

Posted on August 5, 2022

For support of a Social Worker at their new elementary school who will support their newest scholars as they learn to manage the emotions associated with transitioning into school while also dealing with the stress, anxiety and other social and emotional and mental health challenges brought on by the impact of COVID-19. A key goal for CQA in opening their elementary school was to reach their scholars at the start of their academic experience, not only reducing the amount of remediation necessary by the time they reach middle school, but also preparing them for much more rigorous elementary school coursework. The Social Worker will initially serve 100 scholars in Kindergarten and 1st grade (the grades offered by CQA during the first school year), before then growing each year to eventually become a K-8 school. Their mission is to prepare students for eventual success in college, the workforce, and the community through a school that integrates literacy, high standards-based academics, and culturally responsive supportive services.