This year I will be running the TCS NYC marathon for the 21st consecutive year (22 including London). You can track me by downloading the TCS NYC Marathon app, or by following this link https://liveresults.nyrr.org/e/NY2019#/tracker (bib#10522).
I’ve decided to continue my tradition of running for 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. Once built, the schools are self-sustaining as they run at a discount to NY City Public Schools. Success Academy often educates in the same building(s) as existing public schools.
- Success Academy "SA" has a dual mission: Build world-class, exceptional public schools and advocate for change in public policies.
- This year Success Academy will serve 17,000 scholars K-12 across 45 schools in New York City. SA Operates K-12 schools in four boroughs - Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn.
- 93% of SA scholars are children of color, 71% are economically disadvantaged, 14% are current special needs scholars & 4% are current English Language Learners.
- Scholars are admitted via random, public lottery. For the 2019-20 School Year, there were 17,600 applications for 4,400 open seats.
- SA educates 1 in 60 NYC public school students.
Success Academy Achievements:
- Success Academy is ranked #1 for student achievement in New York State.
- On 2019 New York State exams, 99% of Success Academy students passed math and 90% passed English Language Arts (ELA).
- Every single scholar at SA Flatbush passed ELA & Math - 100%! A first Success history, and only two other schools in the city - both more affluent - have ever achieved this!
- At 14 Success Academy schools, 100% of scholars passed math - 86% with the highest score of 4.
- Scores were especially inspiring for students experiencing homelessness - 90% passed ELA and 98% passed math.
Thank you in advance for your donation!