Transforming Schools, Changing Lives.

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Through our unique approach to teaching and learning, we bring out the best in students, teachers, and school leaders throughout New York City.

Our educational approach joins together demanding and engaging learning, community, and character in ways that lead to high achievement for all. We bring this approach to over 70 NYC public schools a year, including a network of schools we operate in partnership with the city’s Department of Education.

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of our 2019 network school graduates were accepted to college

Network Schools

Our Network Schools primarily serve students from educationally under-resourced communities. They prepare students for success in college, careers, and citizenship while simultaneously redefining what educational excellence can look like in our city’s public schools.

Scaling Our Work

We bring our most effective and replicable practices to a growing number of public schools and youth-serving organizations outside of our network through our Adventure and Team Building programs and our Select Strategies for Schools professional learning services.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Funds raised from the annual Gala go toward ensuring that we can continue our work to engage students in equitable, immersive and joyful learning experiences.

Featured Stories

NYC Outward Bound Schools Releases First Change Package

The comprehensive toolkit, focused on increasing student voice, is the first of several in the works. As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, we have captured proven practices into what...

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Crew: Infusing Joy and Inclusion Into School Culture

Case Study: NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies A Crew Initiative School in Chelsea, Manhattan Download a PDF of the case study...

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The Power of Outdoor Programming Highlighted by Chalkbeat NY

Chalkbeat NY visited our Crew Basecamp in Fishkill, NY during our week with students from Leaders, a NYC Outward Bound...

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