Growing Together: Family-Centered Two Generation Approaches in New York State

As the COVID-19 crisis has made startlingly clear, the success of immigrant parents and their children are inseparably linked. Providing holistic support for immigrant students and their parents through the two generation approach to education and service delivery empowers immigrant families to learn together—and is of urgent importance, as younger students are already being left behind with the move to remote learning and parents are struggling to maintain a safe and stable environment.

DOE Letter to Chancellor, COVID-19

Today, the Education Collaborative addressed the following letter to the DOE Chancellor—read the full letter here.

Immigrant families are in crisis right now. Many immigrant families are struggling, having to deal with illness, loss of employment, food anxiety, housing insecurity, and the risk of not meeting basic needs.

Pandemic Response Education Platform for Immigrant Families

Public education has undergone a seismic shift overnight due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are grateful for New York City’s educators and school staff, who have risked their safety to teach youth, support families, and feed the hungry. However, on a systemic level, this unimaginable moment has underscored profound inequities in our school system and then compounded them.

“43% and Growing” Report

This report identifies the pressing need to invest in educational resources for emergent multilingual learners (EMLLs) and their families in New York. Drawing on interviews conducted across the state, the report reveals the unique challenges these families face when trying to access quality early childhood programs for their young children (0-8). It provides specific and comprehensive recommendations to increase access to quality early childhood education for the growing population throughout the state.

LIFE Project Report

April 22nd, 2019

Since 2018, Fifth Avenue Committee, LSA Family Health Service and Masa have, through the NYIC's LIFE Project, empowered immigrant families to enroll in NYC's Pre-K and 3K programs. Along the way they have identified effective strategies and common barriers.

Safe Havens: Protecting and Supporting New York State’s Immigrant Students

May 17th, 2017

As the families of more than 190,000 immigrant students across New York State wrestle with the current climate of fear and uncertainty, a new report finds major inconsistencies in how New York’s school districts are responding and the extent to which they are rising to the challenge of protecting and supporting the immigrant students and families they are charged to serve.

For Educators

February 17th, 2017

Below is a collection of information and resources for parents, educators, and students following the recent presidential election.