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NYC Outward Bound Schools Awarded Gates Grant for Continuous Improvement Work

NYC Outward Bound Schools has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Gates Foundation to expand its work in continuous improvement. We are one of only 16 grantees nationwide to receive this type of Model Design and Initiation (MDI) grant this year.

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Continuous Improvement Case Study Featured in The 74

Commentary on a continuous improvement case study at WHEELS was featured in The 74. This piece was authored by Aurora Kushner, Director of Continuous Improvement at NYC Outward Bound Schools.

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Meet the Winner of the 2020 Greg Farrell Award

Pascale Florestal has been named as the recipient of the inaugural Greg Farrell Award.

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NYC Outward Bound Schools Awarded Gates Grant for Continuous Improvement Work >

NYC Outward Bound Schools has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Gates Foundation to expand its work in continuous improvement. We are one of only 16 grantees nationwide to receive this type of Model Design and Initiation (MDI) grant this year.

NYC Outward Bound Schools Celebrates 10th Anniversary College March >

More than 2,000 seniors — from 28 high schools nationwide, including nine NYC Outward Bound Schools across all five boroughs in New York City — joined in a virtual celebration of the College March on Friday, December 11. This year marked the College March’s 10th anniversary.

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Meet the Winner of the 2020 Greg Farrell Award >

Pascale Florestal has been named as the recipient of the inaugural Greg Farrell Award.

Four WHEELS Students Receive Questbridge Acceptances >

Four students from WHEELS, a NYC Outward Bound School in Washington Heights, matched with their dream schools through the Questbridge program.

Where are they now? Catching up with two NYC Outward Bound alumni. >

Hear from two young alumni — Alexandra Shoneyin (Gaynor McCown ’16) and John Fleurimond (James Baldwin ’13) — about their post-secondary journeys.

Kurt Hahn’s Action-Focused Response to Racial Unrest >

Kurt Hahn, a NYC Outward Bound School that serves 99% Black and Brown students came together as a community of educators and learners to develop an actionable plan following the murder of George Floyd.

Pivoting to a Virtual World >

NYC Outward Bound Schools teachers, staff and students were forced to get creative when schools closed their doors in the spring. As we now face a similar situation, we look back on what worked best in our pivot to the virtual world.

Creating a Virtual Crew Expedition >

This fall, NYC Outward Bound Schools rolled out its first Virtual Crew Expedition, a reimagined course with the same community building goals as a traditional wilderness expedition.

Read our 2020 Impact Report >

NYC Outward Bound Schools’ 2020 Impact Report is a celebration of the creativity, courage and community that our students and staff embodied during this challenging year.

Why is voting important? A Brooklyn Collaborative student shares her experience. >

Akeelah Hargett Baldwin, a freshman at Brooklyn Collaborative Studies, recounts her experience in YVote’s #2020VisionforChange program, a cross-partisan civic engagement workshop for NYC teens.