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Our blog features ExpandED staff and other contributors describing the latest efforts to ensure that every young person thrives and how we’re building a robust system of K–12 afterschool in New York City.

Future Ready: Ian

Meet Ian, a rising junior from Staten Island. Learn about the valuable skills he cultivated over the summer and the Work-Based Learning program that made it possible. “I’m definitely signing up for this program again next year!” said 16-year-old Ian from Staten Island. He was enthusiastic about his participation in Future Ready’s Youth Development Pilot, which offers high school students

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Funder Spotlight: Robin Hood Foundation

Richard R. Buery Jr. CEO of Robin Hood Foundation Richard R. Buery Jr., the CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, briefly talks about our decade long partnership. Q&A Q: Over the years, you have been a part of a few excellent organizations, each collaborating with ExpandED in unique ways. How did your involvement with ExpandED first start? A: I’ve worked

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NYC STEM Education Network x District 4 Summer Rising STEAM Fair

STEAM education and fostering young innovators in Harlem! Read about the Summer Rising STEAM Fair, where 11 dynamic members of the NYC STEM Education Network came together to celebrate science and exploration. We witnessed an incredible gathering at the Summer Rising STEAM Fair in Harlem. The NYC STEM Education Network and District 4 brought together 11 dynamic NYC STEM Education

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Celebrating the Achievements of Future Educators

ExpandED Schools celebrated the achievements of ten outstanding future educators who completed our Pathways Fellowship program. Reshmanie Boodhoo, Kristina Rodriguez, Elizabeth Perez, Marquis Rollé, Alejandra Mercedes Diaz, Matthew Parra, Katelyn Torres, BIJOYA BISWAS, Pallavi Komma, and Jennifer Hernandez devoted the past ten months to learning the foundational teaching skills needed to become exceptional educators. We’re proud to see their growth

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Empowering Students Through Project-Based Learning: MS ExTRA’s Live Project Showcase

ExpandED Schools’ MS ExTRA program hosted its second Live Project Showcase, bringing together over 50 talented students from multiple schools across the city. Recently, ExpandED Schools’ MS ExTRA program hosted its second in-person Live Project Showcase. Led by Natalie Colón, Alex De La Cruz, Tiffany Perry, Marleny Polanco, Noel Morales, Inayah Ansari, and Allison Philippin of the Comprehensive Program Support

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NYC STEM Network And ExpandED Schools Host Harlem’s District 4 Summer Rising STEAM Fair

NYC STEM Education Network, a coalition of over 100 STEM education organizations partnered with ExpandED Schools. A nonprofit that matches hundreds of the city’s schools with STEM providers, today hosted the District 4 Summer Rising STEAM Fair at PS/MS 007 Samuel Stern School in Harlem. The fair showcased students’ STEAM Summer Rising program projects and gave STEAM providers the opportunity to network

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NYC STEM Education Network Partners With ExpandED Schools To Celebrate Hundreds of Students And Educators in Harlem At The District 4 Summer Rising STEAM Fair

The Event Highlighted Students’ Summer Projects In The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Fields. Community School District 4 Received A $25,000 Grant To Support STEAM Instruction NEW YORK, NY, August 3, 2023 – NYC STEM Education Network, a coalition of over 100 STEM education organizations partnered with ExpandED Schools, a nonprofit that matches hundreds of the city’s schools with

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‘Matchmaking’ Fair Connects Schools with STEM in District 24

To provide students in Pre-K-8 with more opportunities in STEM, Community School District 24 held a matchmaking STEM provider fair on Friday, June 9, where representatives from schools were able to connect with STEM providers to lay the groundwork for programs beginning in September of 2023.   Although the fair was scheduled to be held at PS/IS 128 in Middle Village,

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A Serendipitous Path to Public Service

Have you ever stumbled on a moment that changed your future? Maim Hoque did, and it propelled him on a path to public service. After his summer with PPIA, Maim explored many kinds of public service positions. He earned a fellowship with ExpandED Schools, an organization that seeks to expand and strengthen the afterschool sector, and taught public speaking and

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ExpandED Reports

Explore reports on our various initiatives and annual reports:

25th-Anniversary Report

This report presents a comprehensive 25-year ExpandED Schools retrospective, highlighting our rich history, esteemed partners, and our transformative work in the field of afterschool.

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25th-Anniversary Report
ExpandED Schools 2020 Annual Report
A New Chapter in Early Literacy
A literacy new deal?
Emerging from Crisis; Building Opportunity