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Dear Partners,

Read below to find out about upcoming SBRT events and helpful information for local families.

Early Childhood Education Policy Discussion

On August 15, SBRT will host early childhood providers to discuss the recent DOE Birth-To-Five RFP for Center-Based and School-Based programs. Findings will be used as recommendations for how municipal systems can improve the application process and overall engagement with local early childhood providers.

SBRT Early Childhood Policy Discussion
Thursday, August 15th | 9:00 am
Bronx Family Center | 1515 Southern Blvd

Parent Focus Group

SBRT wants to hear from the parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers about our South Bronx early childhood systems. This focus group will look at family experiences with social service agencies, pediatricians, daycares, and other local providers. Parents can RSVP with Lara Kyriakou (lara@risingtogether.org) and the Spanish language flyer can be found here.

SBRT Parent Focus Group
Wednesday, August 21st | 5:30 pm
Bronx Family Center | 1515 Southern Blvd

Next Month is Attendance Awareness Month. Count Us In!

Addressing chronic absence is a key component of improving graduation rates, increasing academic achievement and giving young people the best chance at success in their adult life. Join the Attendance Awareness Campaign and make a difference in your community.

To learn more about how you can join SBRT’s effort to improve student attendance in Bronx Community District 3, contact School-Age Network Manager Kendall Lewis (kendall@risingtogether.org).

Enroll in a Preschool Programs at a Local South Bronx CBO

Bronx Community District 3 has great early childhood programs! If your family is still looking for a preschool, there is still time to enroll at many local community-based organizations. Go to the NYC Department of Education’s MySchools Directory and select 3-K or Pre-K. In the “Type” field, pick “NYC Early Education Centers” to see the CBO preschool programs in our local area. Also try the My Bronx Impact platform to find preschools and other resources in your neighborhood. If you are a family or provider with questions, please contact SBRT’s Director, Michael Partis at michael@risingtogether.org

Join the Team!

Visit the “Careers” section of our website to see the latest openings on our Backbone Team.