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Dear Partners,

We are excited to share with you the latest from our network. In this month's newsletter, you will learn more about our project groups and upcoming SBRT events.

Project Groups Are Underway!

Our Home-Based Child Care project group continues to work on strategies for improving quality of care. A special thank you to the NYC Children's Cabinet for their presentation on new ways to share input on policy.

Additionally, the School Attendance project meeting focused on the partnerships and stakeholders needed for reducing chronic absenteeism in our local schools. We thank our attendees for committing to actions that help our community prepare for Attendance Awareness Month in September!


Events in the SBRT Network

Beyond '77, our StriveTogether Leadership team, held two convenings this month to continue our push towards equitable results in South Bronx schools. The group facilitated a community conversation to identify the key factors impacting neighborhood-level reading and literacy. We also met with the Principals, Community School Directors, and other leaders from several of our partner schools to discuss end of the school year data-driven strategies.

A special thank you to the My Brother's Keeper's Bronx and DOE staff for providing our local schools with a great celebration of reading and literacy earlier this month. We also thank A Short Bronx DocumentaryHostos College's Office of Career Services, and StriveHigher for providing free headshots, LinkedIn workshops, and mock job interviews to the community.

A major thank you to the great staff and leaders at C.S. 61, Metropolitan High School, and P.S. 55 for hosting our SBRT network events!


Network News

We are looking to hold focus groups with home-based childcare providers in the middle of June. Food, childcare, and special incentives will be provided to all participants. Contact Lara Kyriakou (lara@risingtogether.org) for more information. If you are interested, please RSVP here.

The Early Grades Reading project group is currently looking for more members. Please contact Kendall Lewis (kendall@risingtogether.org) to learn about the work ahead and upcoming meetings. Click here for a recap of our most recent meeting.

Our team is expanding! Please see our vacant positions below in the SBRT Early Learning System and School Readiness.

Save The Date

Early Childhood Literacy Project Group
Thursday, June 13th | 10:00 am
Children’s Aid | 1515 Southern Blvd. 

School Age Network Roundtable
Wednesday, July 10th | 10:00 am
Children’s Aid | 976 E. 176th St.