Resources for Families and Students of Color

A Better Chance: A Better Chance is a national non-profit talent search organization. Through the College Preparatory Schools Program, ABC recruits talented students of color to place them in outstanding independent and public schools. A Better Chance does not give scholarships but matches students with schools.

Association to Benefit Children:   Founded in 1986, ABC provides families with education, health, housing, mental health, and employment services.

Black Alliance for Educational Options : The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) is a national, nonpartisan member organization whose mission is to actively support parental choice to empower families and increase educational options for Black children.

Coalition for Asian American Children & Families :  Coalition for Asian American Children & Families (CACF) is a non-profit policy and advocacy organization that works to improve the well being of Asian American children in New York City. Their work includes advocacy for better childcare, health care, after-school programs, and prevention services. An online directory of human services in New York City listed by Asian ethnic group is provided.

Early Steps:  A program that promotes multiracial diversity within Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY)

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Educational Network :   This is an organization for students, parents, and teachers that strives to assure that each member of every community is assured a safe place regardless of sexual orientation.

Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York:   The Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) is a non-profit organization of admissions directors and heads of schools which assists in the admission process for applicants and their families. ISAAGNY’s web site includes information on selecting schools, making application, testing, tuition, and financial aid, among other aspects of the admissions process.

Jack and Jill of America:  The oldest African-American family organization, established in 1938, aims to improve the quality of life for African-American children. With over 200 chapters throughout the United States, and two chapters in Nigeria and West Africa, Jack and Jill provides constructive educational, cultural, civic, health, recreational, and social programs, and supports National legislation aimed at bettering the condition of all children.

National Association of Independent Schools:    The mission of the National Association of Independent Schools is to serve and strengthen its member schools and associations by "articulating and promoting high standards of educational quality and ethical behavior; to work to preserve their independence to serve the free society from which that independence derives; to advocate broad access for students by affirming the principles of diversity, choice, and opportunity." NAIS represents over 1,100 independent schools  and associations in the United States and abroad and offers a broad variety of services to its member schools and associations. The NAIS web site is a good source for general information on independent schools.

Parents League of New York:   The Parents League is a non-profit organization of parents and independent schools  offering all families with children, toddlers through teens, current information on education, entertainment and enrichment opportunities.

Prep for Prep :  One of New York's most successful programs for identifying intellectually gifted and motivated public school students from minority group backgrounds and preparing them for entry into independent college preparatory day and boarding schools.

The TEAK Fellowship helps talented New York City students from low-income families gain admission to and succeed at top high schools and colleges. 

 

NYSAIS Events Registration
    • May 13, 2021 Diversity Practioners Conference 2021: Divesting from Systems of Oppression, Investing in Communities of Transformative Freedom 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMeSeminar
      This event will meet over three separate days: May 13, 19, and 21, 2021 from 10 a.m.-12 noon; and 4-6 p.m. on each day
      Online via zoom
      Keynote speakers: adrienne maree brown and Yolanda Sealey Ruiz
      Presenters: Franny Choi, Dr. Adam Falkner, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Lauren Whitehead
      Audience: Equity and Diversity Practitioners (Directors, Coordinators, Liaisons, etc.), Members of Equity and Diversity Committees/Councils

      Hosted by NYSAIS Diversity Committee

      Details and registration here.
    • May 13, 2021 Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Joe Feldman and Dr. Shantha Smith, Crescendo Education Group
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Middle and Upper School teachers and administrators
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    • May 17, 2021 Finishing Well - Retiring from Schoolwork During a Pandemic 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Jennifer Bryan, Re-Set School
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: School personnel who are retiring in 2021
      Details and registration here.
    • May 18, 2021 Community Matters: Advisory Program 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Teachers and Administrators, grades 5-12
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