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School Initiative Information

Initiative Name: Children's Aid Society (National Center for Community Schools)
Leadership Type: National Model
Location Type: Urban
Address: 475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115 US
Phone: 212-569-2866


The Children's Aid Society (CAS) currently operates nearly 20 community schools in New York City. These community schools are the result of partnerships between CAS, the New York City Board of Education, the school district and community based partners. The aim is to develop a model of public schools that combines teaching and learning with the delivery of an array of social, health, child and youth development services, while emphasizing community and parental involvement. A CAS Community School is a public school that combines best educational practices with in-house youth development, health and social services to ensure that children are physically, emotionally and socially prepared to learn. CAS, through its National Technical Assistance Center, also offers training and guidance in all aspects of designing and implementing the CAS community school model to suit the unique needs and strengths of individual communities.

Services/Programs Offered

Innovative after-school, holiday and summer enrichment, medical, dental, mental health and social services, early childhood education, sports and fitness, programs, teen programs/youth development, parent workshops, family resource centers, adult education, grandparent programs, community events 


CAS Community Schools:
Fannie Lou Hamer Schools (Middle & High School)
Francisco Oller Campus (CS 61)
Dyckman Valley (PS 152)
Ellen Lurie (PS 5)
Luis Belliard (PS 8)
Mirabal Sisters Campus (MS 319, MS 321 & MS 324)
Salomé Ureña de Henriquez Campus (IS 218, MS 293 & 322)
Vito Marcantonio (PS/IS 50)
Staten Island
I.S. 61 William A. Morris
P.S. 35 Clove Valley 


From the Children's Aid Society 2012 Building Community Schools Guidebook: Increased academic performance, increased student and teacher attendance, more positive school environments, improved student-teacher relationships, greater parental involvement 

Funding Sources

The After-School Corporation; Hasbro Children’s Foundation; Bernice and Milton Stern Foundation; Tiger Foundation; and the ABC Inc. Foundation, Abraham Foundation, The Arthur M. Blank Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, AXA Foundation, The Brookdale Foundation Group, The Louis Calder Foundation, Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Drexel Burnham Lambert Fund, Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation, The Harman Family Foundation, Horace B. Goldsmith Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation, Hagedorn Fund, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Kraft Foods Inc., Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc., The Henry Luce Foundation, Edward S. Moore Foundation, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Charles Stewart  Mott Foundation, Pfizer, Inc., Jeffry M. and Barbara Picower Foundation, Starr Foundation, Travelers Group Foundation and the van Ameringen Foundation.
Carnegie Corporation of New York, Citigroup, Equitable Foundation has helped to sustain, The Freddie Mac, Ambrose Wilder, Prudential and MCJ Foundations and the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds 

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