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Year in Review: School & Community Partnerships

 

TC’s Office of School & Community Partnerships (OSCP) coordinates engagement with New York City public schools, directing resources and expertise to address pronounced disparities in educational access and achievement, especially in Harlem. OSCP helps our community’s children succeed while we strengthen TC’s knowledge, teaching and research.

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  • The Office continued developing the Teachers College Community School (TCCS) up through grade 3, and improving four other schools in the Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem (REACH).
     
  • TC provided all TCCS students with enriched learning experiences. Through a strings program established by gifts from the Morse and Nelson families, all students explored music and third graders received violin instruction from TC students advised by Lori Custodero. TC students led hands-on science exploration, engineering and coding classes during and after school.

  • OSCP prioritized physical and mental health and family engage­ment for REACH schools through parent workshops, family health fairs and GED courses organized by Com-munity Impact at Columbia University. Nearly 600 students received vision and/or dental screenings, plus mental health services from TC’s Dean Hope Center or the New York Foundling. The Columbia School of Social Work placed social work­ers and student interns at two partner schools.

  • OSCP raised $3.6 million in grants to add two new REACH schools and solid­ify TC’s interven­tions at another through 2018.

  • The Office evaluat­ed its initiatives with Douglas Ready and TC’s National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools & Teaching.

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  • Twenty-eight faculty members representing all TC departments worked with OSCP. Counseling & Clinical Psychology faculty designed multi-disciplinary mental health training and service projects for TC students to implement in partner schools. Other Columbia University faculty and staff collaborated on research and service projects.

  • Nearly 100 TC students taught, tutored, assisted, developed teaching prac­tices, undertook research or coordinated projects in OSCP partner schools or served as school psychol­ogy and science interns or student teachers. OSCP allocated $518,000 in salaries, stipends and scholar­ships to 78 of the students.

Published Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016

 

TC’s Office of School & Community Partnerships (OSCP) coordinates engagement with New York City public schools, directing resources and expertise to address pronounced disparities in educational access and achievement, especially in Harlem. OSCP helps our community’s children succeed while we strengthen TC’s knowledge, teaching and research.

  •  
  • The Office continued developing the Teachers College Community School (TCCS) up through grade 3, and improving four other schools in the Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem (REACH).
     
  • TC provided all TCCS students with enriched learning experiences. Through a strings program established by gifts from the Morse and Nelson families, all students explored music and third graders received violin instruction from TC students advised by Lori Custodero. TC students led hands-on science exploration, engineering and coding classes during and after school.

  • OSCP prioritized physical and mental health and family engage­ment for REACH schools through parent workshops, family health fairs and GED courses organized by Com-munity Impact at Columbia University. Nearly 600 students received vision and/or dental screenings, plus mental health services from TC’s Dean Hope Center or the New York Foundling. The Columbia School of Social Work placed social work­ers and student interns at two partner schools.

  • OSCP raised $3.6 million in grants to add two new REACH schools and solid­ify TC’s interven­tions at another through 2018.

  • The Office evaluat­ed its initiatives with Douglas Ready and TC’s National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools & Teaching.

  •  
  • Twenty-eight faculty members representing all TC departments worked with OSCP. Counseling & Clinical Psychology faculty designed multi-disciplinary mental health training and service projects for TC students to implement in partner schools. Other Columbia University faculty and staff collaborated on research and service projects.

  • Nearly 100 TC students taught, tutored, assisted, developed teaching prac­tices, undertook research or coordinated projects in OSCP partner schools or served as school psychol­ogy and science interns or student teachers. OSCP allocated $518,000 in salaries, stipends and scholar­ships to 78 of the students.
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