Equality Charter School students, administrators and staff participated in its annual food drive this month, collecting 620 non-perishable items for the Church of the Savior's food pantry, and helping to feed 75 needy families in the Co-op City community.
Online PR News – 31-January-2012 – – Equality Charter School students, administrators and staff participated in its annual food drive this month, collecting 620 non-perishable items for the Church of the Savior's food pantry, and helping to feed 75 needy families in the Co-op City community.
"Helping our community is a part of who we are as a school," said Caitlin Franco, principal of Equality Charter School. "We truly want every student to gain something from this experience and be proud of the community that they live in."
In reflecting on the food that Equality Charter School donated for his church's food pantry, the church's pastor Rev. Robert Smith Jr. said, "the collection drive should stand out as an example of what people of good will can accomplish for people in need. There are many needy people in the community who need help, and we are determined to help as many people as we can. We thank the Equality Charter School community for their help in our effort."
Each year, Equality Charter School aims to dramatically increase student achievement, prepare students for the competitive world, and ensure that they delivering on the educational promise of guaranteeing academic success for all students. All goals are measured quantitatively and qualitatively: High academic achievement with students at or above grade level in core academic areas; Safe, responsive, and proactive learning environment both academically and social-emotionally for students, staff, and parents; High parental involvement and satisfaction; Empowerment of students to have a voice and impact on school and community culture; and assist students in developing and carrying out their post-secondary plans.
More information on Equality Charter School can be found at http://www.equalitycharterschool.org or by contacting 718-320-3032. Donations can also be made online through the website.
Equality Charter School, founded in 2009 and located in Co-Op City of the Bronx, NY, currently enrolls 234 students for grades 6-8. Equality Charter School has a firm commitment to supporting and consistently recognizing high academic achievement and social development. At Equality, there is a respectful, engaging, and academically rigorous environment where all staff and students believe that all students can achieve.