I am running the NYC marathon for my 20th straight year (21st including London). It only makes sense to try to raise some money for a great cause and I again have chosen Success Academies (http://successacademies.org/).
Success Academies builds charter schools in the underprivileged areas in New York City. Your donation pays to build the schools (47 to date).
Once built, the schools are self-sustaining as they run at a discount to NY City Public Schools. Success Academy schools are open to all children including those with special needs and English language learners through a random lottery. Success Academy often educates in the same building as existing public schools.
The results are amazing for:
- SA educates 1 in 60 NYC public school students.
- On 2018 state exams, 98% of SA students passed math and 91% passed ELA.
- Success Academy is currently #1 for student achievement in NY State.
- 90% of SA students with disabilities and 98% of economically disadvantaged SA students passed math, in contrast to 43% of students citywide
I am just starting today but hope to raise a bunch of money in a very short period of time. Thanks in advance for your help.