Inwood Academy for Leadership is honored to be an official charity partner in the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half marathon.
Please join us in celebrating our 10th year by generously investing in the futures of our students and alumni.
Our race goal is to raise $18,000 and we are looking for partners to match that goal.
Inwood Academy for Leadership is a tuition-free, 5-12 public charter school that was founded in 2010 with the belief that quality education helps break cycles of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations in northern Manhattan and the south Bronx. Our founding leader successfully lobbied for a change in New York State law that allowed our school to give lottery preference to students who spoke English as a New Language. As a school leader, Founder & CEO Christina Reyes knew students living in upper Manhattan’s Inwood neighborhood had very options when it came to a college preparatory education; at the time we opened our doors, there was not a single high school in Inwood. Since children who enter high school below grade level have a higher risk of dropping out of school, we started with a class of 110 fifth graders and added one grade each year until 2018.
Inwood Academy now serves over 1,000 students and alumni, and we have walked alongside countless students from fifth grade to graduation and beyond. We have two classes of alumni with a cumulative graduation rate of 93%, and 77% of our alumni are attending 46 colleges and universities. We continue to support all of our alumni until college completion, going beyond the traditional scope of a public school. Our students are exceeding expectations, beating the city, state, and national high school graduation and college entrance rates. We are so grateful for your partnership as we continue to invest in this kind of growth.
Since we choose to serve students in this particular community and our facilities are not shared spaces with the Department of Education, we must also pay for expenses related to the operations of these buildings. This has required us to raise funds through generous individuals like yourself.
Please support a member of Team Inwood Academy, and join us in making a difference, one child at a time.