Coalitions & Networks
Partnering to Accelerate Change
Social-Emotional Learning Working Group
Co-led by ExpandED Schools and The Urban Assembly, the SEL Working Group works to create and advocate for policies and procedures that support students’ social and emotional growth and advance SEL integration into the school day and afterschool programs. Members of the group include former Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter; Elizabeth Stranzl, Director of Policy for the Department of Education’s Division of School Climate and Wellness; Susan Haskell, Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Youth and Community Development; and representatives from a number of New York City-based childcare agencies.
NYC STEM Education Network
The NYC STEM Education Network serves as a catalyst for new ideas, partnerships, and collaborative projects. These efforts, in turn, expand, enhance, and sustain STEM learning opportunities for all learners of all ages in New York City. We strive to ensure that all learners in New York will have the essential experience and skills needed to become career-ready, STEM-literate citizens. To this end, the NYC STEM Education Network promotes inclusivity, accessibility, and accountability while encouraging creativity and innovation.
Work-Based Learning Coalition
Every Hour Counts
ExpandED Schools is the fiscal agent and home of the national Every Hour Counts coalition, a partnership of citywide organizations that increase access to quality learning opportunities, particularly for underserved students. We are also a member organization. The coalition’s approach — called an expanded learning system — coordinates the work of service providers, public agencies, funders and schools, so dollars stretch farther and more young people are served. The result: students with better attendance, grades and test scores; stronger work habits; and more positive social behaviors.