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United Community Schools works to improve student achievement by addressing the educational, emotional, social and health issues that can stand in the way of learning. In schools across New York City, we’ve demonstrated how this can happen by...

Putting a price on student voice

It’s not every day that high school students get to decide how to spend $500,000. The students at Gotham Professional Arts Community Learning School and Acorn Community School have that opportunity thans to a pilot project in participatory budgeting...

‘We’re building whole children’

At the annual showcase designed to promote the accomplishments of the newly renamed UFT United Community Schools Initiative, the spotlight was on PS/IS 184 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Fresh from the farm

Vital Brooklyn, a collaboration between the UFT, the state Department of Agriculture and Grow New York City, aims to promote healthy and affordable eating through fresh produce markets at schools in central Brooklyn that are in some of the state's...

State lawmakers attend UFT forum

The UFT welcomed newly elected and veteran state lawmakers to a breakfast forum on Dec. 18 to educate them about three union-backed education initiatives that need funding in the upcoming state budget: the UFT Teacher Center, UFT Community Learning...

See change

PS 188 in Brooklyn, one of the UFT's 31 community learning schools, just became the first school in New York State with a fully equipped, full-service vision clinic that will serve its students and the roughly 5,000 students attending neighboring...

Opening of permanent full-service vision center in a school-based health center

The UFT celebrates the opening of a OneSight vision center at PS 188 in Coney Island, a UFT Community Learning School.

International School for the Liberal Arts students’ college trip

Forty sophomores and juniors from the International School for the Liberal Arts in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx visited upstate college campuses on a two-day College Hunting trip on April 12 and 13.

UFT community learning schools showcase

A Community Learning Schools showcase on March 27 at the Community Health Academy of the Heights (CHAH) in upper Manhattan gave educators, parents, board members and administrators from all the 29 UFT Community Learning Schools a chance to learn from...