Get Involved

Want to help improve public education in New York City? Use the tools below to exchange ideas with school officials and politicians, sign up to volunteer in a public school or donate to a worthy cause.


Chancellor Carmen Fariña

The NYC Schools chancellor is the head of the New York City Department of Education, overseeing 1,800+ schools and more than 1.1 million students. Click the button below to send the chancellor a message.

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City Representatives

Click the button below to receive a detailed list of contact information for all of your city representatives – including council members, community board leaders, borough president, and mayor – as well as state and federal representatives.

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NYC Service

From math tutors to soccer coaches, public schools across the city are always looking for dedicated volunteers. Follow the link below and, in minutes, find opportunities that match your interests and schedule.

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Student Empowerment

Our student activism arm Teens Take Charge has partnered with the New York Public Library to host events around the city to teach the public about educational inequity. Help us support their work.



Not quite ready for these steps? 

Here are a few simple ways you can educate yourself and stay informed:

• Check out our Data page for an overview of educational inequity in New York City

• Set up a Google alert for news about areas of interest, such as "college readiness" or "school segregation"

• Sign up below for our newsletter to be the first to know about events, episode releases, and opportunities to get involved