District 16 Project

BMC Makes the Case for Investing in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights Schools

reportAfter a year of research and conversations with hundreds of local and city-wide stakeholders, the Brooklyn Movement Center released a long-anticipated report that proposes collaboration between local schools, neighborhood institutions, and philanthropic institutions. The report is the result of a partnership between the BMC, the Black Male Donor Collaborative, and the Brooklyn Community Foundation.

The BMC report proposes identifying a cohort of nine public schools, incentivizing work between them, and providing supportive out-of-school-time programming that will be focused on creating a meaningful and nurturing Kindergarten through 12thgrade pipeline.

Specifically, the BMC report focuses on the 26 traditional public schools that make up Community School District 16, which encompasses the eastern half of Bedford-Stuyvesant and a small section of northeastern Crown Heights.

Read the full blog post from Executive Director Mark Winston Griffith. 
Read the full report here.

District 16 Press

The District 16 Project
The Bed-Stuy Patch, C. Zawadi Morris, November 6, 2012
In March, 2012, School District 16 in Bedford-Stuyvesant was identified in an annual report bythe Schott Foundation for Public Education as – once again – one of the lowest-performing districts in the city. Read More.

New Coalition Aims to Sway 2013 Race Using Education Research
Gotham Schools/Geoff Decker,  August 7, 2012
Indeed, New Yorkers for Great Public Schools hasn’t gained steam since its arrival on the scene. Its social media pages have been dormant for months, and its online pledge list has attracted only about 100 signatures, a far cry from the 100,000 that its website says is the group’s goal. Kest said he expected more pledges to come as a result of union organizing efforts.  Read More.