Citizen Schools, Inc. – New York

Posted on August 11, 2015

For continued support of the Deputy Campus Director at Bronx Writing Academy, a middle school where they serve all 450 students and employ 25 Teaching Fellows (Citizen Schools teaching staff who are AmeriCorps members). Citizen Schools partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children by mobilizing a second shift of afternoon educators who provide academic support, leadership development, college awareness and access, and exposure to diverse careers through “apprenticeships” – hands-on projects taught by volunteers from business and community organizations. The Deputy Campus Director provides ongoing, in-depth training to strengthen Teaching Fellows’ classroom instruction and professional growth. Through their expanded learning time model, schools partnering with them to create a longer and more robust day for students have dramatically improved school-wide proficiency rates in English and math.