NYC Public School Alumni Community Scholarships

New Yorkers can contribute to and organize NYC Public School Alumni Community Scholarships for students at the elementary schools they attended. This pioneering effort demonstrates how NYC public school alumni—an incredibly powerful, significant, and diverse constituency—can tangibly invest in the college and career futures of students, and give back to the communities that helped get them where they are today.

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The NYC Public School Alumni Community Scholarship is part of the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program, a community tool New Yorkers can use to build wealth in their neighborhoods and support the college and career dreams of their children, no matter their family income or immigration status.

Community Scholarships, a central element of the Program, are a way for local organizations, businesses, houses of worship, alumni, neighbors, and other New Yorkers to raise and direct money to students’ future college and career training. Anyone can create a Community Scholarship; each one reinforces expectations of students’ success and shows children that their community supports their dreams.

The inaugural NYC Public School Alumni Community Scholarships organized by New York City elementary school alumni during the 2023-2024 school year are:


2023 Campaigns

  • P.S. 60R Alice Austen – Bulls Head, Staten Island
  • P.S. 298K Dr. Betty Shabazz – Brownsville, Brooklyn
  • P.S. 114K Ryder Elementary – Canarsie, Brooklyn
  • P.S. 279K Herman Schreiber – Canarsie, Brooklyn
  • P.S. 29R Bardwell – Castleton Corners, Staten Island
  • P.S./M.S. 31X The William Lloyd Garrison – Concourse Village, Bronx
  • P.S. 53X Basheer Quisim – Concourse Village, Bronx
  • P.S. 91K The Albany Avenue School – Crown Heights, Brooklyn
  • PS 217K Colonel David Marcus School – Ditmas Park, Brooklyn
  • P.S. 221 The North Hills School – Douglaston, Queens
  • P.S. 148Q – East Elmhurst, Queens
  • Central Park East 1 – East Harlem, Manhattan
  • P.S. 135K Sheldon A. Brookner – East Flatbush, Brooklyn
  • P.S. 181K – East Flatbush, Brooklyn
  • P.S. 198K – East Flatbush, Brooklyn
  • P.S. 159K The Isaac Pitkin School – East New York, Brooklyn
  • P.S. 152K – Flatbush, Brooklyn
  • P.S. 85X The Great Expectations School – Fordham Heights, Bronx
  • P.S. 162Q John Golden – Fresh Meadows, Queens
  • P.S. 95K The Gravesend – Gravesend, Brooklyn
  • P.S. 92M – Harlem, Manhattan
  • P.S. 126X Dr Marjorie H Dunbar – Highbridge, Bronx
  • P.S. 69Q Jackson Heights – Jackson Heights, Queens
  • P.S. 7X Milton Fein School – Kingsbridge, Bronx
  • P.S. 76Q – Long Island City, Queens
  • P.S. 130X Abram Stevens Hewitt – Longwood, Bronx
  • P.S. 30X Wilton – Mott Haven, Bronx
  • P.S. 97X – Pelham Gardens, Bronx
  • P.S. 9K The Sarah Smith Garnet School – Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
  • P.S. 123Q – South Jamaica, Queens
  • P.S. 169K – Sunset Park, Brooklyn
  • P.S. 75M – Upper West Side, Manhattan
  • P.S./I.S. 187M – Washington Heights, Manhattan
  • P.S. 28M – Washington Heights, Manhattan
  • P.S. 11Q The Kathryn M. Phelan School – Woodside, Queens

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