These grants support new leaders and, in some cases, new approaches. In many cases, are the first funder of a group, and other funders look to us to help identify new grassroots innovators that can make the best use of grant funds. These ten grants are for $5,000 or $10,000 and were awarded in December 2018. Read more here.
"Youth voice and presence is often tokenized, ignored or silenced when discussing integration," write student representatives of IntegrateNYC in a foreword to the report. "Young people are directly impacted by segregation, and should be leading the movement to achieve real integration in our city's schools."
Read more about Integrate’s involvement in the report and the adoption of the 5R’s here.
A high-level panel commissioned by Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the city to adopt a sweeping measure to address entrenched segregation in education: create diversity targets for all 1,800 schools so that their population reflects the racial and economic makeup of the surrounding areas.
Read more and check out Matt Gonzalez feature in the article.
A new report by the Department of Education working group focused on improving student diversity is calling for new measures to address school segregation in New York City’s public school system.
Students from the group IntegrateNYC said they appreciated that students were a part of the process, and the report's framework reflected their "5Rs" demands.
Julissa Perez, 20, said she it's a good start but "we would like to see a little more concrete examples of how exactly things will play out."
Read more here.
IntegrateNYC had the pleasure of being filmed by a lovely journalism undergraduate student at Colombia University by the name of Ero Partsakoulaki.
In this short film, Ero captures some of Integrate’s work around NYC high school’s suspensions as well as segregated school system. For more insight, please watch the video above.
Student-led groups including Teens Take Charge, IntegrateNYC, the Fair Play Coalition and the Urban Youth Collaborative have made their opinions heard in demonstrations and in the media, but they’ve had limited official input in matters of school policy.
Read more from our college director, Julisa Perez here.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including today's deadline to secure NYCHA funding from the federal government, criminal justice reform, and working with the far Left progressives.
Listen at 13:13 to here from Matt Diaz of IntegrateNYC ask the tough questions of equal access to sports in NYC public schools.
An idealistic Bronx student got a lesson in city politics when Mayor de Blasio shot down his request for a meeting to discuss racial imbalances in public school sports, where black and Hispanic students — and low-income kids — are less likely to have access to teams than their white counterparts.
Read more here.
Los estudiantes latinos y negros de las escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Nueva York están siendo discriminados en asuntos deportivos. No solo se les está negando el derecho a acceder de manera igualitaria a actividades deportivas y recursos para desarrollarse físicamente, sino que 17,000 jóvenesde secundaria no participan en ningún equipo de ninguna disciplina.
Leer más aquí.
A group of Black and Hispanic students from across the city have banded together to rally for more sports at their schools and met with City Council officials to demand parity that would give them as many sports choices as neighboring white schools.
Read more here.
Black and Latino public high school students are demanding equity in access to school sports for all students.
The students are planning to gather Tuesday, Dec. 11, with civil rights advocates, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and The Fair Play Coalition, as well as City Council Member Antonio Reynoso.
Read more here.
IntegrateNYC’s founder, Sarah Camiscoli, explains the importance of how Sonia Sotomayor’s story as a teacher and student advocate inspired her to take action and advocate for school reform and diversity. Read more here.
In his second term, Mayor Bill de Blasio has emphasized “fairness” in policies ranging from law enforcement to school desegregation to public health. IntegrateNYC is working as collaborators for the Where We Live fair housing task force to help foster housing equity and school equity. Read more here.
As student advocate for IntegrateNYC, Iman Abdul shares how the 2016 election not only impacted her, but her education environment and why she chose to join IntegrateNYC to advocate for equity and greater representation in schools. Read more here.