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Flatbush YMCA UPK Program is Now Open

Have you registered your child for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and 3K?

Flatbush YMCA’s free Universal Pre-K and 3K program is now accepting applications. Click on this link to view the flyer. For more information please contact Iris Clopton-Robinson at Flatbush YMCA: 718-469-8100 or

Flatbush YMCA is located at 1401 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210.

Free Summer Camp for Girls, grades 6-8

Click here to open the flyerThe Octavia Project Summer Camp is a FREE summer camp for young women and trans, nonbinary, and/or gender non-conforming youth who are ages 10-13. Together we will create, explore, build, and have FUN in daily workshops that combine science, tech, art, and writing. The camp also includes field trips that explore art & STEM in NYC. The Octavia Project Summer Camp will be held in person at the Urban Assembly Institute in Downtown Brooklyn from July 5 – July 28, 2022. Workshops will run Monday through Thursday from 8:30am-3pm. The camp is 100% free and includes breakfast, lunch, and MetroCards. For more information and to apply visit

Free School Supply Events

The first day of school in NYC is September 5th, 2018! Does your student need school supplies? Do you have school supplies you want to donate to a family in need? Are you a teacher in need of supplies for your classroom? Read the post below to learn about free events where you can pick up or drop off brand-new backpacks, notebooks, pencils, paper, crayons and all the other supplies that students will need to succeed this school year – plus enjoy fun, family activities & celebrate the start of the new school year with your community!  (more…)

Free Adult English and GED-HSE classes

Image result for doe free adult educationThe NYC Department of Education (DOE) is offering free Adult Education Classes at public schools in our district. English language and High School Equivalency (HSE) degree completion classes are open to all. Currently, a majority of these classes need more participants or they will be closed. Please share this information with all who may be interested. Encourage interested adults to sign up today in order to keep these valuable resources operating in our district. Click Here to see the flyer with class locations. For more information, please call 718-240-2770.

Back-to-School on September 7th

Image result for achieve nyc  Thursday, September 7th is the first day of school for all students! (Early dismissal for kindergarten students, partial time for pre-k students.) School lunch is free for all students this year! Visit for more information. Please click the link below to keep reading for helpful tips for a great start to the new school year, important dates to keep in mind and resources for parents and students. (more…)

Pre-K Applications Due March 9th

If your child was born in 2012 and you live in New York City, your child is eligible for free, full-day Pre-Kindergarten classes. Submit an application by March 9, 2016. Click here for more information.

DOE: Free Local Classes for Adults

In support of the Chancellor’s Parent Engagement pillar, the NYC Department of Education is offering tuition-free day, evening, and Saturday classes to adults over age 21 at schools in and around Community Board 14. Click Here to see where free adult education classes being held in our area. For more information about the types classes each location is offering, please contact the Brooklyn’s Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) at 718-638-2635.

NYC Public School Starts September 9th

Looking for resources to help you and your students navigate the New York Public School System? Click Here for a handy guide featuring upcoming admissions events, resources, calendars & helpful contact information for public school families. Visit for more information!

Register for Universal Pre-K by April 24th

The Pre-K Application Period will close on Friday, April 24th, 2015.  If you live in New York City and your child was born in 2011, he or she is eligible to attend a free, high quality pre-K program in September 2015. Visit New York City’s Universal Pre-K website for answers to all your questions & to enroll your 4-year-old today. (more…)

Education, Libraries & Cultural Affairs Committee Meeting

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 7 PM
LOCATION: CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street

1. Presentation on Capital Projects – Steve Gonzalez, Project Support Manager, School Construction Authority
2. Report on the Impact of Homelessness on Student Achievement – Josef Kannegaard, Senior Policy Analyst; Anna Shaw-Amoah, Policy Analyst, Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness
3. Other business

Town Hall Meeting

The community is invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting about the State Budget, Education & Mass Transit.
DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
LOCATION: P.S. 139 (330 Rugby Road, Brooklyn)
Visit event sponsor Assemblyman Jim Brennan’s website or call 718-788-7221 for more information.

CUNY Brooklyn Borough Hearing

DATE: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
LOCATION: Brooklyn Borough Hall 
(Courtroom, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn 11201)
Click Here to see CUNY Hearing Notice.

Middle School Admissions Event for Families

Middle School Admissions Workshop for Fifth Grade Families
DATE: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
LOCATION: P.S. 215, 415 Avenue S, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Click Here to see Event Flyer.
Click Here to see Meeting Agenda.

The New York City Department of Education and representatives will acquaint families with the middle school application process. Topics will include: admission methods and requirements; types of middle schools; how to fill in the application; and the admissions timeline. The workshop will also provide an excellent opportunity for families to ask questions about District 21 middle school and citywide programs.  For more information contact

Pre-K Seats Are Still Available!

School starts on September 4, 2014! Have you registered your 4-year-old for free Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) classes? Many seats are available including recently added slots at both local schools and community centers. Sign up your child today!

Click this link to be directed to the city’s UPK information hub, where you can find all the info you need about how to sign up your 4-year-old for free Pre-Kindergarten classes at a local school or community center.  Click this link to view & download NYC’s Family Guide to Pre-K. The booklet answers frequently asked questions and is packed with resources to assist your efforts. If you have questions about Pre-K admissions, please call (718) 935-2009, email, or click the link to find the nearest Enrollment Office.

Back-to-School Supply Drive

What: CEC17 First Annual Back to School Drive
When: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Where: P.S. 138 (760 Prospect Place, Brooklyn)

Community Education Council – District 17 is hosting their first Annual Back to School Drive on Saturday, September 6th. The goal is to assist 200 families with much needed basic resources to prepare their children for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. All donations can be dropped off or shipped to CEC17, 760 Prospect Place, Room 103, Brooklyn 11216. Organizations can call 718-467-3712 x. 1030 to coordinate collection of donations. For a list of supplies that you can donate, please keep reading below!  (more…)

Pre-K Application Process 2014

The deadline for public school pre-K applications was Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  New York City children who turn four by December 31, 2014 (born in 2010) are eligible to attend free pre-kindergarten in public school or community-based organization settings. Thousands more seats at CBOs will be announced in May, so subscribe for updates to be informed of new opportunities! Please share this information with families in your community!   For more information, for the directory of available programs and to apply, call 311 or 718-935-2009 or continue reading below!  (more…)

Education, Libraries & Cultural Affairs Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 PM
CB14 District Office
, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn

1. Report on the State of Public School Capital Projects in Community District 14 – Steve Gonzalez, Project Support Manager, School Construction Authority, NYC Department of Education

2. Other business

Town Meeting: Help Our Kids

Focus: State Education Budget
When: Sunday, March 9, 2014, 4-6PM
Where: PS 230 Auditorium, 1 Albemarle Road (Corner of McDonald Ave)
Free Pizza & Childcare!

Come find out how you can help our kids by strengthening State aid for New York City Schools and win full-day Pre-K within two years. Click here to see Event Program with more information. To RSVP or for more info, email Assemblyman Brennan’s office at or call 718-788-7221.

Public Schools in Community District 14

Below is a list of the public primary, elementary and high schools in Brooklyn Community District 14. Click the highlighted links to visit each school’s website.  Community District 14 is overlapped by four school districts.

Edward R. Murrow High School
Public School, grades 9-12
ADDRESS: 1600 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11230 (map)
PHONE: (718) 258-9283

Erasmus Hall High School Campus
Five Public Schools (grades 7-12)

on the Erasmus Hall Campus include:
Academy for College Preparation and Career Exploration (K382)
Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (K408)
High School for Service & Learning at Erasmus (K539)
High School for Youth and Community Development at Erasmus (K537)
Science, Tech and Research Early College High School/Middle School (K543)
ADDRESS:  911 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
PHONE: (718) 282-7804

I.S. 240 / Andries Hudde Middle School
Public School, Grades 6-8
ADDRESS: 2500 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
PHONE: 718-253-3700

I.S. 381
Public School, Grades 6-8
ADDRESS: 1599 East 22 Street,  Brooklyn, NY 11210
PHONE: 718-252-0058

Midwood High School
Public School, grades 9-12
ADDRESS: 2839 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210 (map)
PHONE: (718) 724-8500

P.S. 6 (The Norma Adams Clemons Academy)
Public School, Grades K-5
ADDRESS: 43 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
PHONE: (718) 856-6560

P.S./I.S. 109
Public School, Grades K-5

ADDRESS: Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203
PHONE: (718) 469-9661

P.S. K134
Public School, Grades Pre-K – 5      
ADDRESS: 4001 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214
PHONE: (718) 436-7200

P.S. 139 (Alexine A. Fenty Elementary School)
Public School, Grades Pre-K – 5
ADDRESS: 330 Rugby Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226
PHONE: (718) 282-5254
PARENT COORDINATOR: Mary McDonald, Principal

P.S. 152 / School of Science & Technology
Public School, Grades Pre-K – 5
ADDRESS: 725 East 23rd Street   Brooklyn, NY 11210
PHONE: (718) 434-5222

P.S. 152 Annex
Public School, Grades Pre-K – 1
ADDESS: 1087 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
PHONE: (718) 434-0234

Public School, Grades Pre-K – 5
ADDRESS: 2515 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11210
PHONE: 718-338-9011

P.S. 197
Public School, Grades Pre-K – 5
ADDRESS: 1599 East 22 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11210
PHONE: 718-377-7890

P.S. 199 / Frederick Wachtel School
Public School, Grades Pre-K – 5

ADDRESS: 1100 Elm Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230
PHONE: (718) 339-1422

P.S. 217 (Colonel David Marcus School)
Public School, Grades Pre-K – 5
ADDRESS: 1100 Newkirk Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230
PHONE: (718) 434-6960

P.S. 245 (Magnet School of Arts & Science)
Public School, Grades Pre-K – 5
ADDRESS: 249 East 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11226
PHONE: 718-284-2330

P.S. 249 (The Caton School)
Public School, Grades Pre-K – 5
ADDRESS: 18 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226
PHONE: (718) 282-8828  NOT LISTED

P.S. K315 / School of Performing Arts
Public School, Grades Pre-K – 5

ADDRESS: 2310 Glenwood Road, Brooklyn, NY 11210
PHONE: 718-421-9560

Map Instructions: To view a map of Community District 14 public schools, click the following link:  MAP LINK. Click the red box to turn off the “CB14 Nonprofit Service Providers” option. The remaining icons (see example) on the map indicate the district’s public schools. Click on each icon to see school name, address and other information.    

The ABC’s of Applying to NYC Public Schools

Thursday, November 7th, 2013, 6 – 8 PM
Andries Hudde JHS, 2500 Nostrand Avenue

Click Here to see Event Flyer! Presented by the New York City Department of Education, the program will include explanations of the High School & Middle School application process plus a discussion about Kindergarten registration. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session. For additional information, please feel free to contact John Magisano from Assemblywoman Jacobs’ Office at 718 434-0446 or email

CB14 Online Resources

Have you explored the Community Board 14 website recently? Did you know we post JOB Training Program & Employment Opportunities, SENIOR Volunteer, Job & Educational Programs, along with many YOUTH Opportunities including Sports, Educational, Internship, Job opportunities & more? Visit our Resources Page or the click on the links above to see the current listings. Check back often for new postings!

Urdu Language Program @ PS 217

The Allama Iqbal Community Center NY will offer a fifteen day learning opportunity, August 5-26, to local school students to enhance their Urdu language skills and understanding of Pakistani culture. Students will improve their Urdu proficiency and cultural knowledge through an engaging curriculum that integrates Pakistan-related content knowledge and also raises awareness of social issues affecting Pakistani children.  The program will be based on the theme “Growing Together through Friendship and Service”. CLICK HERE to see the Summer Language Program flyer. For more information, call 347-933-7938 or visit the Startalk Urdu Program Website by clicking here.

Pre-K Information Session

Interested in Pre-K for your child? Attend a Free Information Session with Inside Schools on the Pre-K Process.

This event will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2:30-4:00pm at the Cortelyou Library (1305 Cortelyou Rd at Argyle Rd)
CLICK HERE to view the event flyer.

New York City children who turn 4 years old in 2013 are eligible to attend pre-k for the 2013-2014 school year. Bring your questions and find out what the options are for your child. Applications will be available in multiple languages available.  Email for more info.

NYC School Bus Service Resumes

Attention parents and guardians of students who receive yellow bus service: The strike by the bus drivers’ union is over. School bus service resumed on Wednesday, February 20th. Students who were assigned to a new route during the strike will remain on that route until they hear from the Office of Pupil Transportation. Parents should return MetroCards they received to their child’s school. Click Here to visit the Department of Education’s website.

Education, Libraries & Cultural Affairs Committee Meeting

DATE: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:00 PM
LOCATION: CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street

1. Update on Capital Projects at Brooklyn College – Steven Schechter, Executive Director of Government and External Affairs, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

2. Other business

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