Monday, September 25, 2017

After-school Activities

After- school activities start again and some of our clubs are ready to give back to the community again. #Harvesters #GIRLSTOWOMEN

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Educational Leadership Program Promotes Teacher Success

Equality Charter School Co-Founder and Executive Director Caitlin Franco leads the Bronx, New York, school in providing a rigorous and nurturing educational environment that supports academic, social, and personal growth. Earlier in her career, Caitlin Franco attended Stony Brook University and received an Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) through the school’s Educational Leadership Program. 

The AGC in Educational Leadership Program grants candidates the necessary knowledges, skills, and disposition to become effective leaders for K-12 schools. The program consists of three educational tracks that require 36 credit hours of graduate-level courses and a mentored experiential internship that meets certification requirements. 

Available tracks include the Educational Leadership (EDL) Traditional, the EDL Online, and the School District Business Leadership (SDBL). The EDL Traditional and Online tracks offer a dual certification on building and district levels, while the SDBL program targets students with advanced management degrees who do not possess a teaching license. 

The AGC in Educational Leadership is coordinated by the Professional Education Program (PEP), which focuses on themes of professional excellence and growth, community and diversity, and leadership and service. PEP also promotes the development of unified curriculums and educational visions that align with standards set by the New York State Education Department, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Educational Leadership Constituent Council, and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

It's Gonna be lit

Hello Equality Scholars & Parents! Back by popular demand is our College Night, followed by a Family Movie Night on Friday September 29th. From 5:30pm-7:00pm come ask questions about the college admission's process with representatives from the New York State Financial Aid Office and SUNY Binghamton. Then 7:00pm-9:00pm enjoy our free outdoor movie night featuring the movie Kong Skull Island, face painting, and prizes from Dave and Busters. Don't miss out on this two in one extravaganza!

Tell a friend to tell a friend to tell a friend to come. A two for one special it doesn't get any better than that.

This is D'stini signing off.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Class of 2018

We would love it if we got Neil Degrasse Tyson to be our very first graduating classes guest speaker. Check out our video!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Events with the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Executive director and founder at Equality Charter School, Caitlin Franco is committed to helping children in the Bronx to thrive, both in and out of the classroom. Involved in numerous philanthropic organizations, Caitlin Franco was a big sister for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, creating a network of positive mentors for young girls who need guidance and support.

The Big Sister Association offers a number of events throughout the year, embodying the values so deeply rooted in their mission, from community and communication to empowerment and education. The annual gala, Big in Boston, brings together many of supporters and empowered young girls to have a fancy night to look back on a year of successes and discuss what the future will bring. 

The annual Summer Soiree, held during the summer months, brings together young professionals and the next generation of philanthropists, to network with one another while raising money for local charities. 

Events can sometimes discuss tough topics, including diversity, racial equality and abuse, giving young girls a chance to speak their mind in a safe and nurturing environment.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Congrats Intern

Last year Equality Charter High School launched their first internship program, and it was a success. Now a new school year has come and a new set of interns are ready to take on the responsibilities. While in internship scholars will learn how to better their time management skills and get a taste of the real work force. CONGRATS INTERNS!!!!


  This is D'stini signing off

Friday, September 8, 2017

Vote for Equality!

Equality has a chance to receive a $100,000 grant for our athletic program.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Help Us Get Dr. Tyson to Equality!!!

Equality Charter School is having our first graduation in June 2018. 
Senior Dujon is requesting that Dr. Tyson be our first graduation speaker. 
Please check out our video below to see Dujon's request.

If you'd like to read more about Equality's news, check out the story here.

This is today's Equality posting by senior scholar D'stini Ward.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Getting Involved with the National Council of Teachers of English

Caitlin Franco, executive director and founder at Equality Charter School in the Bronx, is always seeking new ways to improve academia and bridge parent and educator relations. In the past, Caitlin Franco was a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, devoted to improving language arts courses, the development of literacy, and the learning and teaching of English.

The National Council of Teachers of English has many ways to get involved, from social media campaigns and advocacy to classroom events and national read-ins. A well-loved annual event is the National African American Read-In, taking place during Black History month in February. Members of the community can host a read-in, bringing friends together to share a book, arranging public readings, and appreciating African American writers. 

Each October, the council sponsors the National Day on Writing, asking teachers and students around the nation to discuss why they write, and what inspires them. This often includes celebrities and athletes, who speak up for literacy. 

Advocacy with the NCTE brings teachers rights, school funding and the importance of literacy to the forefront, asking interested parties to write to their representatives or stakeholders to improve education in the United States.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Windward School - Basic Writing Skills Training Program

Caitlin Franco is the Founder and Executive Director of the Equality Charter School in the Bronx, New York. Beyond her work with the school, Caitlin Franco has completed several certifications and training programs, including Basic Writing Skills Training through the Windward School. 

Started in 1988, the Windward School features several programs and courses to help educators improve their skills, including the Basic Writing Skills Training program. The Basic Writing Skills program includes lectures and workshops that give participants a well-rounded learning environment. Focusing on expository writing, this program includes instruction in basic sentence structure along with revising, editing, and the proper composition of paragraphs to provide clarity in writing. 

The training provided in this program can be used by K-12 educators, including those working in both special education and general classroom settings. Completion of the program allows participants to receive national certification for the course and meets the requirements for several organizations, including the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.

Monday, July 17, 2017

High School Admissions Family Workshops

Attention to all Middle School Parents! High School Admissions Family Workshops by NYC Department of Education for all incoming 8th grade scholars are happening this summer.

Learn about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), find out about LaGuardia High School auditions, and speak to Specialized High School representatives.

Seat are limited. RSVP is required to attend.

Founder & Executive Director

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Equality's HR Team Featured in People Admin

We are so proud of our HR team, Gabriel Park, CFO, and Kendra Barbour, HR Coordinator, for being featured in the People Admin Podcast and Article. Attracting and retaining quality staff members is a challenge at any organization, and we're proud of the progress we've made in this crucial area. 
Founder & Executive Director

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Girls to Women Video

Equality's female empowerment group, Girls to Women, went to a conference to improve their skills. After they returned from the conference, they held a Town Hall Meeting where they had led a deep discussion turn keying the information they learned at the conference to other scholars. 


See more pictures....

Founder & Executive Director

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Imbue Design Award

We are so proud of the work that Imbue Creative has done for Equality and excited that they have been acknowledged for their hard work!
Imbue won three Communicator Awards for their work on Equality's logo, check out a picture of Team Imbue below.
Founder & Executive Director

Friday, June 30, 2017

Equality Charter Middle School's Science "LabTop" Fundraiser

Equality Charter Middle School is fundraising to purchase HP Chromebooks for the Science classroom. Ms. Cunningham, Science Instructor's goal is to take scholars "beyond the walls of the classroom and explore science with technology."

For more information and donate here!

Founder & Executive Director

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Equality supports Councilmember Andy King

Councilmember Andy King has always been a supporter of Equality Charter School and the Co-Op City Community for the past few years. He has attended our middle school graduation ceremony, National Junior High School induction ceremony, and recently gave a grant of over $800k to our middle school to upgrade our playground, which we also share with PS 160 and PS 178.

On June 24, 2017, Councilmember Andy King will be having a Graduation Celebration for the Class of 2017 Bronx Youth Empowerment Program. Come and show your support to all the 2017 Graduates.

Founder & Executive Director

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Equalizers Step Team Performance - TODAY

Equality Charter High School's Step Team, Equalizers will be performing for the Our People Our Police event on June 23rd from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at the Parkchester train station. Don't miss out on 2 amazing performances by our Equalizers Step Team!

Founder & Executive Director

Monday, June 19, 2017

Equality Charter Middle School's Investment Club

Equality Charter Middle School started their 1st Investment Group with 8th Grade scholars and Math Teacher, Mr. Morine this school year. The group had seen some investment work  with Twitter. They were able to purpose 100 shares and currently up 7%. As the school year comes to an end, Scholars cashed in their investments to focus on Fundraising for a Toy Drive. For more information click here.



Founder & Executive Director

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Durst Visit

Thank you to John Mongello & Rose Manco for hosting our high school scholars on a tour of the Durst Organization!
Durst organization is a family business that has cornered the real estate market for utilizing natural resources to support their properties.  During their visit, they toured the Bank of America Tower located in Times Square with the VP of Building Services, John Mongello. 

The Durst organization has a greenhouse, and a beehive where they harvest honey and provide to their tenants.  John Mongello was very warm, inviting, and receptive to our young people, he answered all their many questions with ease and took the scholars to lunch. 
The scholar takeaways were potential internship opportunities for advanced seniors, learning about environmental friendly procedures, and becoming successful with hard-work.  
Thank you for the wonderful visit!
Founder & Executive Director

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Equality Charter School Carnival 2017

On Friday, May 12th, Equality Charter School held their annual Family Carnival at the High School. The event was a smashing success. Over 250 community attendees spent their Friday evening dancing, participating in Friday games and enjoying carnival foods. Guest included: Equality Staff, Scholars, Parents, Community members and representatives from Assemblyman Luis R. Sepulveda!

Check out our photo album (Click here)

For more information on the event or how you can be part of our upcoming Fall 2017 event, please contact our Event Coordinator and Director of Adult Education, Errol Olton at 718-459-9597 ext. 112 or email at

Founder & Executive Director

Monday, June 12, 2017

Equality Charter High School's Performance at Richard Rodgers Theatre

Equality Charter High School's  11 grade scholars not only had the chance to enjoy the Hamilton Play experience, a few were asked to perform at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. How awesome! We are so proud of them! Take a look at Ryan, Abraham and Nicholas' performance. Performance at Hamilton Play

Founder & Executive Director

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Become an Equality Staff

Equality is hiring for numerous positions for the 2017-2018 school year!  

Become an Equality Staff Member

Equality’s mission can only be achieved through the synergy of a team approach of the highest qualified and committed professionals. At Equality, we believe that all scholars can achieve their goals, regardless of factors that many feel would prevent success. If you agree, then you think like an Equality educator, and we invite you to consider joining our team. 
Our school is expanding and adding new positions in all departments.
Founder & Executive Director