Education Resources

Good Shepherd Services

sponsors educational support services and transfer high schools throughout Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn. Call (212) 243-7070 for more information.

Advocates for Children of New York

AFC’s Education Helpline provides answers to your school-related questions, including:

* the best school programs for a child;
* options for a student in need of medical accommodations;
* school transfers;
* special education evaluations, programs, services;
* promotional standards and timing of specialized high school exams;
* options available in bilingual education and ESL;
* school discipline and suspension issues
English and Spanish spoken.
(212) 947-9779

Alternative High Schools and Programs

offers information on the various alternative schools in NYC, GED programs, adult education and more.

Association for the Help of Retarded Children

offers general and educational advocacy services to people of all ages with developmental disabilities who are experiencing difficulty accessing services or have problems with services being rendered. Generally provides assistance with education related issues but may help with other issues as well. Provides training for parents and professionals. (212) 780-2500.

Cornerstone Learning Center, Inc.

Provides tutoring, workshops on school, college, career and life skills and a week-long college tour out of the city. Academic summer day camp for middle school students. Helps kids improve their academic skills through the efforts of volunteer tutors. West 65th Street location. (212) 362-3920

Head Start of New York City

NY School District preschool program designed to meet each child’s individual needs in a developmentally appropriate setting. Also concentrates on family-focused health, nutrition, and social services.

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Inside Schools

From registration to graduation, everything you need to know about the NYC school system. Includes parent discussion forum and a section on where to get help. Information on gifted programs as well. Sponsored by Advocates for Children. Helpline: (212) 947-9779. Many languages spoken.

Liberty Partnerships Program Barnard College

Academic and social supportive services to intermediate, middle, junior or senior high school students who need help to complete high school. Broad range of comprehensive services to increase students’ desire to learn and their abilities, with the goal of entering college or the work force. (212) 854-7520

Literacy Assistance Center

Provides information about literacy programs for adults, out of school youth and families. Free and low-cost programs in ESL, adult education and GED preparation. (212) 803-3300

Living for the Young Family through Education

Provides comprehensive services to meet the needs of teenage parents who wish to stay in school or resume their education. Provides a school-based child care program for the babies of teenage parents. (212) 348-0608

National Center for Learning Disabilities

NCLD’s mission is to increase public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities, conduct educational programs, and provide national leadership in shaping public policy. Site includes information on types of learning disabilities and how to obtain and advocate for services. (888) 575-7373

New York City Dept. of Education

This site provides everything everyone might want to know about the Department of Education. Lots of information for parents, students, educators, including a complete listing of public schools by region, Special Education District 75, alternative high schools and programs, charter schools, high school directory, new schools, summer school and more. Call 311.

New York Public Library

Free classes in English for speakers of other languages are offered at 20 branches in association with the Riverside Language Program. (212) 340-0918

U.S. Department of Education

Many resources just for parents, from preparing one’s child for school to finding schools, helping children read, special needs.

East Side House Settlement

services include child care and Head Start programs; educational, recreational and drug abuse prevention programs. Building on the success of its educational work, has created a high school for young people in the South Bronx who aspire to higher education. Also programs for families and the elderly. 337 Alexander Street, Bronx, NY 10454 (718) 665-5250

United Community Centers

offers service programs to residents of East New York including preschool and afterschool youth education, health and HIV prevention. Evening programs include adult ESOL classes, citizenship training, basic education, computer skills. 613 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207 (718) 649-7979

ACE Integration Head Start

An early childhood education program for low-income children in Bushwick. A child-centered approach, this program integrates children with disabilities into the classroom. Enhances readiness for school while providing social services to families. 1419-23 Broadway, Brooklyn; (718) 443-3917.

NY State Parent Education and Awareness Program

Are you a parent separating from your spouse or partner or going through a divorce? Contact this program to learn how the breakup affects your children and to learn to make your new family life easier for you and your kids. Call (888) 809-2798.