Bushwick Campus Community School Launch
On May 28th, 2015, Bushwick residents and Make the Road New York families gathered at Bushwick Playground to celebrate the launch of Bushwick Community School initiative. We came together to learn about important services and programs, and we ate delicious food, gave cooking demos, danced, made buttons, performed spoken word poetry, and listened to live music.
In late 2014, Make the Road was chosen to help develop one of the first 45 community schools under a new initiative of Mayor de Blasio and the NYC Department of Education. This community school initiative relies on vibrant partnerships between schools and community organizations to develop a more holistic approach to education by providing comprehensive services and supports to students and building stronger relationships with students’ families and the community as a whole.
As the official community partner of the Bushwick Campus high schools, MRNY will assist in the transformation of the Campus into “community schools,” creating a supportive educational space that is integrated into student’s lives, families, and the community in meaningful and generative ways. The community-based participatory action research documented on this website will support this process of transformation, providing the foundation of an evidence base that can directly inform the new community schools.