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Dear Partners,

We have some exciting events coming up in our networks this week and throughout the month of May. Learn more below and we hope to see you soon!

Early Learning System

Join us on Tuesday May 7th for our Early Learning System Meeting! Our guest presenter will be the NYC Children’s Cabinet. Come hear the Cabinet’s proposals for children birth to 3 years old and their families.

You’ll also hear from SBRT’s Home-Based Care Project. They will be convening to learn more about the needs and interests of home-based child care in CD3, including plans for future focus groups with parents and providers.

Early Learning System Meeting - May 7th, 10 am to noon, 1515 Southern Blvd (Bronx Family Center)

South Bronx Playgroup

Our Playgroup meets every Thursday, 10:30 AM, at the Phipps Neighborhoods Family Reading Room (1591 Fulton Avenue, Bronx NY 10460). If your organization or program would like to speak or make a presentation to our parents, please contact Family Organizer Arlene Rivera (arivera@phippsny.org).


#ReadAndRise - Reading And Literacy Project Meetings

On Thursday May 9th, our Early Childhood Literacy Project Group will meet to continue working on strategies for increasing communication and language skills for 3 and 4 year olds in Bronx CD3. RSVP here.

Early Childhood Literacy Project Group - May 9th, 10 am to noon, RSVP for conference call and host location details.


Save the Date! Upcoming SBRT Events

Attendance Improvement Project Meeting (NEW DATE and LOCATION) – Thursday May 21st at 10 am

With the support of Bronx Community Board 3, September 2019 will be Attendance Awareness Month! Join us as we plan our community-focused, neighborhood-level campaign to encourage our students and families to choose #schooleveryday. RSVP here.

#ReadAndRise: A Community Conversation on Literacy and Reading in Bronx Community District 3 – Thursday May 16th at 3 pm

In Bronx Community District 3, 36% of our students scored proficient on the 2018 Third Grade ELA exam. More critically, only 25% of our Black and Latino boys scored at or above grade level. What are the factors that impact reading and literacy in our neighborhoods? How can the community collectively work together to strengthen literacy and reading? RSVP here to join us in this important conversation.