Community Partnerships

Civics for All School

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The DOE believes civics education is an essential part of every student’s core academic experience. We launched the Civics for All initiative to strengthen opportunities for students to develop skills and knowledge related to democracy. The goal is for all our students to be engaged community members who can think critically and are empowered to chart the course that our city and country take. Civics for All helps schools support students in making connections between history, current events, and democratic structures. 

Noel Pointer Violin Program

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NPF has a long, fruitful history of customizing music programs for NYC public schools. Since 1998, our In-School String Program, funded by the NYC Department of Education, has served over 30,000 Pre-K through 12th grade public and charter school students.  

Our team collaborates with school principals and staff to customize curriculum to meet the needs of each school while adhering to the New York City Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning Music. These classes culminate with the annual Fiddlefest Performance.

Queens County Farm Museum

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Queens County Farm Museum
The Future Foodies is a 10-week afterschool program covering sustainability, gardening & plant science, composting & recycling, NYC history, and what we can learn from early New Yorkers that developed our city. Each session includes an activity, encouraging students to practically apply the knowledge they gain. All that is learned will come together for a culminating activity in which students plan a design for their own farm and share with the group what they learned and plan to grow.This program is delivered by educators from the Queens County Farm Museum. Farmed since 1697, it is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State. The program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. We appreciate the support of NYC Council Member Joann Ariola in making this program possible.  

Eyes on Education

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Eye on Education offers comprehensive eye exams (not screening) and eyeglasses to children from 6 months to grade 8 at No Cost to school or parent.

 Administrative costs covered by the students health insurance.

Smile New York

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Smile New York Outreach is an in-school dental program offering critically needed pediatric oral health care in the familiar surroundings of our partner schools. Poor oral health is a leading reason children miss school; in fact, tooth decay is the most common childhood disease, and is five times more common than asthma. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in-school dental programs are extremely effective at providing care such as sealants, that give kids a great start toward healthy teeth, keeping them in school rather than home with tooth pain.