Sunset Park Parents Disrupt SCA’s Board of Trustees Meeting to Demand New Schools

BROOKLYN, NY (November 18th, 2016) – On Friday morning, a group of Sunset Park parents entered a small conference room at 100 Gold Street where the quarterly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the School Construction Authority (SCA) was held. Holding signs in English, Chinese and Spanish, and to the bewildered eyes of trustees, their message was clear, “We need schools in Sunset Park, … Continue reading Sunset Park Parents Disrupt SCA’s Board of Trustees Meeting to Demand New Schools

Report on School Overcrowding in Sunset Park

(Ver versión en español abajo) In May 2016, Voces Ciudadanas, along with members of the Make Space for Quality Schools in Sunset Park campaign (MSQSSP) conducted a survey to better understand the impact that school overcrowding has on children and families. We also wanted to hear from parents their thoughts about potential solutions to the problem. Over the course of a month, we visited schools, laundromats, … Continue reading Report on School Overcrowding in Sunset Park

Community Survey on School Overcrowding

Members of the Make Space for Quality Schools in Sunset Park Campaign are conducting a community survey to learn from those directly affected by school overcrowding and to find solutions to the issue. This survey is an effort to ensure that the voices of Sunset Park residents are heard and taken into account when finding solutions to address school overcrowding. You can help the campaign by … Continue reading Community Survey on School Overcrowding

Town Hall meeting/Asamblea Comunitaria

On November 24th, 2015, Chancellor Fariña visited Sunset Park, Brooklyn. A group of neighbors and community organizations, including Voces Ciudadanas had been waiting for this moment. For several months, neighbors had been mobilizing and gathering signatures to demand the immediate construction of schools in the neighborhood. Residents organize a petition drive to demand the immediate construction of schools. At the town hall meeting, Sunset Park residents … Continue reading Town Hall meeting/Asamblea Comunitaria

Sign the petition /Firma la petición

You can help us build new schools in Sunset Park by signing our petition and telling Mayor DeBlasio and Chancellor Fariña that our children have a right to quality education. Sign the Petition Here Puedes ayudarnos a construir nuevas escuelas para Sunset Park firmando nuestra petición y diciendo al Alcalde DeBlasio y la Canciller Fariña que nuestros niños y niñas tienen derecho a una educación de calidad. Firma … Continue reading Sign the petition /Firma la petición