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Parents and educators are natural allies in the effort to provide the best education to our children. The UFT works closely with thousands of parents across the city to help ensure that their children and all New York City students receive a great education.

News and resources during the coronavirus crisis

We want parents and the community at large to know that the UFT stands with you in these trying times. We are committed to being one of the places you can count on for real-time information and valuable resources. We'll update this page as new information and help becomes available.

Visit our coronavirus resource hub

Our parent support team

The UFT offers support to parents in every borough. Our parent and community outreach work is led by Nicholas Cruz, who works out of the union’s main office, and carried out at the borough level by five full-time parent liaisons. Parent liaisons can schedule workshops, informational meetings and networking opportunities for groups and individuals.

To find out what’s available and to ask other questions, contact the UFT parent and community liaison in the borough where you live or where your child attends school.

Bronx

Maria Morales
Bronx UFT Office
2500 Halsey Street
Bronx, NY 10461
718-379-6200
mmorales@uft.org

Queens

Delci M. Rodriguez
Queens UFT Office
118-35 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374
718-830-5636
drodriguez@uft.org

Brooklyn

Betty Zohar
Brooklyn UFT Office
335 Adams Street
25th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-722-6937
bzohar@uft.org

Staten Island

Marie Rodriguez
Staten Island UFT Office
4456 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10312
718-605-1400, ext. 4020
mrodriguez@uft.org

Manhattan

Robert Robinson
Manhattan UFT Office
52 Broadway
10th Floor
New York, NY 10004
212-701-9464
rrobinson@uft.org

Get Involved

Parents and educators are the experts on what New York City's children need to get a great education. That's why the UFT has worked hard over the years to ensure that parents have a voice at their child's school and in the school system.

At your school

This section explains the key people and organizations at your child's school that can help you to resolve issues and become involved in school-level decision-making.

In the school system

Parents should have a voice throughout the school system. This section gives you tips for understanding and influencing the system beyond your child's school.

What's New

Dial-A-Teacher up and running

In a school year full of change, one thing is still the same: Dial-A-Teacher, the UFT’s free homework help line, is up and running every Monday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., offering K-12 students and their parents homework support.

Empowering our most important partners

Weekly UFT online family workshops allowed public school parents to connect with each other and get solid information.

Winners ready to make ‘world a better place’

More than 180 city public high school seniors and graduate students were honored this year with Shanker Scholarship Awards. The union-funded awards provide almost $1 million to high-achieving students from low-income families annually.

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