Vision for New Schools in Sunset Park Report

After two and a half years of unwavering organizing, the Sunset Park community will see the construction of five new school buildings. Given the disparities in District 15, it is critical that the new schools are built with substantive community input so that the new schools truly address the educational needs of Sunset Park childrenContinue reading “Vision for New Schools in Sunset Park Report”

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,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.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 solutionsContinue 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 constructionContinue 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 niñosContinue reading “Sign the petition /Firma la petición”