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UFT's United Community Schools one of eight winners of 2019 federal school improvement grant

United Community Schools, a program run by the United Federation of Teachers, has won a $2.3 million five-year federal grant to provide additional mental health services, restorative practices and after-school programming at three of its Bronx...

Albany's O'Neal School joins United Community Schools network

The Edmund O’Neal Middle School of Excellence in Albany has joined the United Community Schools initiative, a network providing school-based educational, emotional, health and social services to children and their families.

Seeing is believing

“About 60 percent of kids who fail a vision screening don’t ever ultimately get glasses,” said Delaney Gracy, the director of clinical services for the Montefiore School Health Program.

Community celebrates school-based health and vision center in the Bronx

Parents, students, teachers and local office-holders and community members came together to celebrate the official opening of a school-based health and vision center at PS 18 in the South Bronx.

United Community Schools

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...

United Community Schools Showcase 2019

About 200 visitors attended PS/IS 184 in Brooklyn for the UFT’s United Community Schools (formerly Community Learning Schools) initiative’s annual showcase. They celebrated the school’s accomplishments and learned about the initiative’s expansion, rebranding and new name.

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...