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Launch Students protest gun violence in school walkout >

Clad in orange T-shirts, wielding anti-gun-violence signs and yelling “We Matter” down sidewalks in Brooklyn, hundreds of seventh- and eighth-graders from Launch held their second annual school walkout in protest of gun violence in their community.

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Gaynor McCown’s Intensives featured in Staten Island Advance >

At Gaynor McCown, classes stopped for a week in April while students participated in a week-long intensive course in a field they are passionate about, such as learning the history of fashion, how NYPD trains new recruits and the food industry.

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Goodwill at WHEELS for EL’s Better World Day >

WHEELS seniors recently took part in a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project, in which they learned lessons on social issues and philanthropy, and then paid it forward by awarding $2,500 in grant money to a local community-based organization (CBO).

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MAELS students place kindness rocks at South Beach Boardwalk >

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How Is Change Achieved When Protest Ends? Leaders High School Sends Teens Citywide Seeking Answers >

Leaders High School sent a teen team to delve into modern community organizing during their week-long field course “Intensive.” Read about what they learned in this thought-provoking article.

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Channel View Hosts 3rd Annual Female Summit >

Channel View joined forces with Rachel Krieger, Founder and CEO of the Ladies of Business of Rockaway Beach, to host a Female Summit for girls in grades 6 through 12.

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WHEELS College March featured in Edutopia >

Edutopia education writer Laura McKenna writes about WHEELS and how our To & Through College program is supporting students who will be the first in their families to go to college.

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Board Chair Gifford Miller Op-Ed >

Board Chair Gifford Miller shares a scalable model for innovation in public schools in this Daily News Op-Ed. “What is needed is a third-way approach… to tap into the vast yet still largely unrealized capacity of district schools to serve as incubators of innovation.”

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CEO Richard Stopol’s Letter to the Editor >

CEO Richard Stopol addresses Leadership in Schools in this New York Times Letter to the Editor.

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First of its kind: Gaynor McCown students lead opioid town hall >

What started out as a project for AP Biology class at Gaynor McCown turned into the first student-led town hall about opioid addiction and its impact on the borough, attending by Staten Island’s Borough President and District Attorney.

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