Equity and Access
Office of Equity & Access
NYC Great! (Girls Reaching Every Apex Together) is designed to provide experiences that support the development of leadership and communication skills in young women who are currently attending high school. The program aims to serve as a vehicle for young women to find their voice, articulate their purpose and to become architects of their own future as it pertains to successfully graduating from high school and making college and career choices. The goal of each interaction with participants is to have them consider, “Why settle for average when you can be GREAT?”
DREAM is an extracurricular program of rigorous coursework focused exclusively on training students to compete on the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). Coursework emphasizes verbal and math skills, problem-solving, critical analysis, time management, and test sophistication strategies specific to the SHSAT. It also includes a guidance piece for the children, as well as, recreation time in the summer sessions. It is a citywide test prep program, designed for 6, 7, and 8th graders, to prepare them to take the SHSAT in an effort to diversify the student population in the Specialized High Schools in NYC.
NYCDOE strives to ensure that every student has the opportunity to earn a high school or General Education Development (GED) diploma. We recognize that many students need additional supports to succeed in their current school or require alternative pathways to attain a high school or GED diploma. District 79 was established to help students succeed by providing diverse and innovative educational opportunities that combine rigorous academic instruction with meaningful youth development.
The New York City Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) operates four Adult Learning Centers located in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. We offer day and evening classes Monday through Saturday in all five boroughs, including public schools, community centers and faith-based organizations. Ongoing registration for classes in Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency, English for Speakers of Other Languages and Career and Technical Education is held regularly at schools and offices around the city.
The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) Empowering Boys Initiative (EBI) mission is to close the achievement in Black and Latino boys by supporting schools through the identification, development, and promotion of innovative and culturally competent support systems. Through technical assistance, program development and delivery, and partnerships, EBI will seek to increase the positive attitudes of male students toward academics, college, and career aspirations.