Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Inside Schools Visit

Thank you to Lydie from Inside Schools for visiting Equality Charter School in early December.
We were pleased to have Lydie tour our school - she got to know our leadership staff, observed classrooms, and spoke with staff and scholars along the way. She also visited both campuses and was able to see how we intentionally transition our scholars from middle school to high school.
Here's a sneak peek of our review...
Founded in 2009, Equality Charter is a solid, well-run choice for middle and high school students in the northeastern section of the Bronx. The school ably serves many children with disabilities who make up one-fifth of the population. Equality offers all-girls and all-boys leadership groups as well as a social skills group for introverts. Some children take on internships outside school, including work as dental assistants, in pediatrics or in TV work, and others may apply to work as paid tutors in school.
Want to read their entire review of Equality? Check it out here!
Thank you Lydie & Inside Schools!
Founder & Executive Director

Friday, January 27, 2017

BIG thank you to The Durst Organization for your sponsorship

Thank you to The Durst Organization for your continuous support to Equality Charter School. 

Please visit our Spring Reception event page for additional information.  https://www.facebook.com/events/851969791608352/

Founder & Executive Director

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Equality's Adult Programming

In Fall 2015, Equality launched Adult Programming. Errol Olton, a dedicated staff member who has been with us since our inception in 2009, has been the driving force behind this initiative.

Research shows that the #1 predictor of a child's academic success is the education level of the mother. Schools usually focus on the children, not the parents. But at Equality we have made the commitment to do whatever we can, considering our limitations, to also support our parents.

Last year we launched Family Education courses to promote positive parenting skills. This year we launched Wellness courses, focusing on healthy eating habits and zumba. Check out posts on our Adult Programming Facebook Page!

Now we have launched our most exciting line of programming - Career Education courses! We are offering teacher certification preparation classes and High School Equivalency preparation classes.

All of these programs are FREE to adults in our school community (staff, parents, family members) as well as the Bronx community!

It takes a village to raise our scholars, and we are committed to supporting the entire village the best that we can.

Pictured below is our *free* ALST Teacher Certification Prep class.

Founder & Executive Director

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Equality's First Beat Box Performance

At Equality Charter School, we value our scholars have a variety of opportunities to express themselves. This year, our High School music teacher, Ms. Tibbetts, hosted our first winter concert with Novus, our singing group.

One of the highlights of their show was their Beat Box performance. They worked tirelessly to write their own holiday beat box version of "Deck the Halls."

Founder & Executive Director

Monday, January 23, 2017

Spring Reception May 16th at 6:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce our Spring Reception will be Tuesday, May 16th. Please visit our Spring Reception event page for information and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/851969791608352/

Caitlin Franco
Founder & Executive Director

Thank you Atlantic, Tomorrow's Office

Thank you Atlantic, Tomorrow's Office for your sponsorship.

Caitlin Franco
Founder & Executive Director 

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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship packet here.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Annual Appeal - 187% of Goal Reached!

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Equality's Annual Appeal raised $18,672... 187% of our original $10,000 goal!

Thank you to all of our donors for making this happen. We are extremely grateful to everybody who donated to our Peer to Peer tutoring program.
Check out our College & Career Program brochure to learn more about our programs.
Founder & Executive Director

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Equality Charter School's Host Committee

Thank you to our Host Committee for supporting Equality's Spring Reception!
Today we had our 2nd Host Committee meeting at the Durst Organization. The committee worked on sponsorships, auction donations, among many other topics to ensure our event is a success.

We hope that you will join us at Highline Stages in May 2017 to celebrate our event!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Thank you Host Committee member, Dayna Karron

Thank you, Host Committee member, Dayna Karron from Atlantic, Tomorrow's Office for getting New Kids on the Block Tickets and 2 Televisions for our Silent Auction!

Caitlin Franco
Founder and Executive Director
Equality Charter School

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Career & Literacy Movie Trailer

At Equality Charter High School we have a course entitled "Careers & Literacy."

 This course is designed to give scholars the opportunity to examine their post-secondary options based on their aptitudes, skills, and interests. They learn about decision making in regard to academic and personal goal setting while designing action plans to achieve their personal and professional goals after Equality.

Recently, the class completed work on Self Esteem, which is essential to their success. View the Movie Trailer Here that highlights some of the work that Ms. Warfield did with her 10th grade class.


Here is a link to our College & Career Brochure if you'd like more information!

Caitlin Franco
Founder & Executive Director
Equality Charter School