I’ve decided to run this weekend to continue my fundraising tradition with Success Academies (http://successacademies.org/). Due to the cancellation TCS NYC Marathon this year, Team Success is sponsoring a half-marathon along the West Side Highway this weekend.
Success Academies builds charter schools in the underprivileged areas in New York City. Your donation builds the schools which are then self-sustaining (they run at a discount to NY City Public Schools). The classes are taught in underutilized existing public schools buildings alongside existing schools.
- Success Academy is ranked #1 for student achievement in New York State.
- 100% of graduating seniors were accepted to college with 69% accepted to selective institutions (with robust financial aid packages)
- 99% of Success Academy students passed New York State math and 90% passed English Language Arts (ELA) in 2019.
- Success students experiencing homelessness 90% passed ELA and 98% passed math
Success Academy Achievements:
- Success Academy will serve 20,000 scholars K-12 across 47 schools in New York City. SA Operates K-12 schools in four boroughs - Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn.
- 94% of SA scholars are children of color, &4% receive free or reduced-price lunch, 16% have disabilities, and 8% are English language learners.
- Scholars are admitted via random, public lottery. For the 2020-21 School Year, there were 14,512 applications for 4,423 open seats.
Thank you in advance for your donation!