Links for Parents,
Volunteers, and Educators
Information for Parents, Volunteers,
Students and Teachers
Advocates for Children of New York
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. provides free individual case advocacy, technical assistance, and training for parents, students, and professionals about children's educational entitlements and due process rights in New York City.
Printable charts for parents, teachers, day care providers, and homeschoolers.
The most comprehensive, organized spot on the Internet for parents looking for child-related, city-specific information. The event calendar spans six months into the future, and the site also covers party entertainment, schools, classes and lessons, parks and playgrounds, museums, shows, places to shop, restaurants, hotels, and more.
A program of Advocates for Children of New York, a non-profit organization that provides a full range of educational support, legal, and advocacy services for parents, young people, and professionals, Insideschools provides information on NYC's public schools and a forum for parent views. The site has hundreds of school reviews, clear statistics on all schools and information on how to navigate the school system.
A family resource that provides quality and informative web sites. Each site is reviewed thoroughly to make sure it is child safe and has quality information.
Teachers and parents can use this comic strip game to encourage youngsters to improve language, reading, and creative skills. For those who teach young and old how to read and write or to learn English as a second language, makebeliefscomix.com can be an invaluable tool in achieving these objectives.
Articles, forum, and more for mothers, fathers, and grandparents.
National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education
Their goal is to develop effective family/school partnerships in schools throughout America.
National Institute of Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning
Their mission is to conduct the research, development, evaluation, and dissemination needed to build effective, cost-efficient adult learning and literacy programs.
New York City Department of Education
The NYC Department of Education website has all the information about NYC public schools and plenty of resources for parents. This is a great place to learn about what's going on the City's schools.
The Parent-Child Home Program
The Parent-Child Home Program is a proven, innovative home-based literacy and parenting program serving families challenged by poverty, low-levels of education, language barriers and other obstacles to educational success.
Reading Is Fundamental
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc.develops and delivers children’s and family literacy programs that help prepare young children for reading and motivate school-age children to read.
If you’re a teacher...If you want to be a teacher...If you want to help teachers... this is the site for you.
Teachers Network’s core purpose is to empower, recognize, and connect teachers to improve student learning, and to advocate for teacher leadership, all for the public good.
Test Prep Review
Your Source for Free Practice Tests. Online PSAT practice tests for no charge.
United Federation of Teachers
Recognizing that the interests of school children and their teachers are inseparable, the UFT combines its roles as a trade union and as an influential children's lobby to help make every public school a place where parents want to send their children and where educators want to work.
William Gladden Foundation
Free educational materials for parents and professionals on a wide variety of topics.
Literacy, Education and Volunteer Organizations
ARISE is a nonprofit educational foundation established in 1986 to write, publish, and sell life-management material for at-risk children and teens.
The Classroom Connect website is home to the latest information to help K-12 educators make the most of the Internet in elementary, middle, and secondary schools around the world. Includes links to classrooms, school Internet projects, teacher contacts, school websites, and much more.
Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR Metro)
ESR Metro was founded in 1982 by educators concerned about the dangers of nuclear war. Their work focuses on teaching children and adults skills in conflict resolution and intercultural understanding and promoting critical thinking, social awareness, and action in the classroom and beyond.
Electronic School Magazine
Making a difference in student by introducing Internet learning to classroom through the United States.
Just Think teaches young people to understand, evaluate, and create media messages. JustThink delivers vital programs that foster critical thinking and creative media production, believing that the independent voices of youth can powerfully impact local and global communities.
The Fund for Public Schools
A public awareness initiative called Keep It Going NYC, which informs New Yorkers about the progress our public schools are making and encourages everyone to join together to keep this progress going. Keep It Going NYC provides families with tools and resources that support their children's education and gives New Yorkers information about how they can get involved.
Literacy Assistance Center
The Literacy Assistance Center provides essential referral, training, information and technical assistance services to hundreds of adult and youth literacy programs in New York City.
The Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC
Established to promote partnerships between the City and the private sector. The Fund relies on individuals, foundations, and corporations to support innovative projects in areas including the arts, parks, education, and health.
National Center for Family Literacy
A non-profit organization supporting family literacy services for families across the United States through programming, training, research, advocacy and dissemination.
National Community Education Association
Mission is to provide leadership to those who build learning communities in response to individual and community needs. It provides its members with national and regional training conferences and workshops; specialized periodicals, publications, and products.
National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)
An independent federal organization leading the national effort toward a fully literate America in the 21st century.
New York Cares’ mission is to unite and enable caring New Yorkers to help people in need and improve our City through volunteer service and creative giving.
Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a national non-profit organization that promotes early literacy by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud in pediatric exam rooms across the nation.
Employs one-on-one research-based reading instruction to prepare at-risk children to become proficient readers. READ recruits, trains and employs teens to teach reading skills to their younger peers who are struggling with learning to read. READ targets economically disadvantaged students and teens.
An electronic collection of resources for parents and educators on school readiness.
An educational site for kids, parents and teachers.
Learn NY is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that each of New York City’s students receives a high-quality education. They believe in an education governance system that provides schools with accountability and efficiency, so that children have a chance at a brighter future.
New York City Department of Education
The NYC Department of Education website has all the information about NYC public schools and plenty of resources for parents. This is a great site to learn about what's going on in the City's schools.
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
The DYCD Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs for Youth is the largest after-school initiative in the nation. Provided at no cost, the City’s OST programs offer a balanced mix of academic support, sports and recreational activities, the arts and cultural experiences.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)
The OVAE supports a wide range of programs and activities that help young people and adults
U.S. Department of Education
The Department's mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans.