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. This was then followed by an interactive activity that allowed our ECS girls to value themselves and each other. 
See the video here or check out the pictures below!

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

Monday, June 5, 2017

Equality Charter Middle School’s Field Trips

Equality Charter Middle School's scholar spent a week experiencing fun, learning and excitement at various field trips. Check out a few highlights Middle School's Field Trip

Founder & Executive Director

Friday, June 2, 2017

Help Us Help Our Kids!

Equality Counseling: Help Us Help Our Kids!
Equality's High School is fundraising for a chromebook cart so our counselors can work with scholars on college and career planning.
Many of our students don’t have computers at home, putting them at a HUGE disadvantage. Having access to this resource would allow the counseling department to assist more students with postsecondary planning!
Funding will go towards the purchase of 20 Chromebooks and a charging cart.
Founder & Executive Director

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Equality Scholar Highlight

Help us to congratulate Dujon McFarlane who will be working with The Wildlife Conservation Society and Fordham University as a Field Research Assistant with ProjectTRUE this summer! Dujon was one of 300 applicants making the selection process highly competitive. The acceptance into the Program is just one more push for Dujon, getting him closer to his career oriented goals centered on science and the environment. Congratulations Dujon!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Special Thank You To Ruben Diaz Jr.

Thank you Ruben Diaz Jr. for attending Equality Charter School Spring Reception. The Spring Reception was a night to remember for Equality Scholars and our guest. It was our pleasure to have you as the honoree.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Assemblyman Sepulveda & Equality's Yankee Experience!

Thank you to Equality High School's Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda for sending some of our scholars on a special trip to a Yankees game with their families!
We are so grateful to have elected officials who truly care about Equality and our scholars.

Founder & Executive Director

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

High School Musical Show at Equality Charter High School


Friday, May 26 at 6:00 pm
Equality Charter High School
Tickets Sold at the Door
$5.00 - Adult & $3.00 - Child/Student
Founder & Executive Director