Our community partners are an essential component of the BCCHS experience. We partner with a select group of community organizations to enhance the classroom experience and to offer supplemental opportunities beyond the school day.
Solar One’s K-12 Education Program – Green Design Lab™ – promotes experiential learning opportunities through science, technology and design. Solar One’s programs increase environmental knowledge about Energy, Water, Materials Science and Food, while fostering sustainable behaviors and stewardship. Using the school and urban environment as a learning laboratory, Solar One’s K-12 programs introduce students to hands-on real world experience, support the development of creative thinking and problem solving skills, and turn students into advocates for sustainability projects in their schools.
W!se is a groundbreaking educational nonprofit that provides financial education, college and career readiness programs, and services to students, educators and at-risk adults.
Quality of Life INNOVATIONS (QLI) is a unique social entrepreneurship initiative that fosters a spirit of civic engagement and social innovation among high school students, while helping them prepare for college. Students identify a community issue they care about, conduct primary and secondary research to examine the issue and develop and implement feasible proposals for change. Proposals can compete for college scholarships.
Classroom Partnerships bring MCC’s collaborative creative approach straight to New York City public schools and to students and young adults who don’t have access to the theater arts. We pair passionate and experienced teaching artists with partner schools to develop complimentary, custom-tailored arts education curriculum that meets the specific needs of each school’s students while cultivating a deep appreciation and interest in theater.
MCC Makes It Real
Teaching artists use classroom performances, live-readings, personalized writing prompts, improvisation, and other dynamic theater-based exercises to ignite student imaginations and help them crack open ELA texts in exciting new ways. Shakespearean classics, young adult novels, poetry, long-form essays—nothing is out of reach from the unbridled power of young minds once they’ve been activated to engage, study, question, and provoke conversations.
Rock The Street, Wall Street has inspired and equipped girls with the skills to succeed financially throughout their lives and potentially pursue careers in finance. Rock The Street, Wall Street is working to create a world where women are financially literate, independent and equally represented in the field of finance, all the way up to the C-suites.
Through the program, Girls learn about savings and investments, budgeting, the capital markets and their role in maintaining the welfare of their families and the economy, while simultaneously helping them see the real world application of the math content they learn in the classroom.
Partners in the 10th Grade social action project!
Jazz at Lincoln Center is part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The organization was founded in 1987 and opened in October 2004. Wynton Marsalis is the artistic director and the leader of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
The Center hosts performances by the Orchestra and by visiting musicians. Many concerts are streamed live on the Center’s YouTube channel. The Center also presents educational programs in its home buildings, online, and in schools throughout the country.
The Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.
We recognize emerging collegiate inventors whose inventions could impact important sectors of the global economy and honor mid-career inventors with a prestigious cash prize. We also encourage youth to invent and develop their hands-on skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through two grants initiatives for grades 6-12.
The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship is intended to support organizations that endeavor to strengthen ties and networks among citizens both inside and outside Japan, share the knowledge, idea and expertise through intercultural exchange.
Students voice their opinions!
Using theatre games and acting techniques, participants discover new ways of creating, communicating, and collaborating based on literary themes or social issues from the classroom.
The Department of Education’s New York City Mentoring Program (NYCMP) was founded as a small project in 1983 and now serves more than 1000 participants in approximately 30 high school partnership programs across the five boroughs each year. The NYCMP model is a structured school-initiated approach to the traditional mentoring relationship between adults and young people. High school students are matched with adult mentor volunteers from their school’s partnering company or organization. Typically, mentor volunteers within our partner organizations provide one-on-one after-school mentoring to students in grades 10-12.
Metro’s Youth Technical Assistance Center on Addressing Disproportionality (YTAC-D) and Youth Restorative Justice (YRJ) teams are hosting a Youth Summit, Dismantling Disproportionality: A Restorative Approach. The Youth Summit will aim to bring together a collective of student voices to highlight the effects of disproportionality on students, while providing best practices to address and dismantle disproportionality. Through a youth led-summit, student perspectives will be elevated in the effort to foster inclusive, humanizing, and critical learning environments for all members of our school communities.
At Facing History and Ourselves, we believe the bigotry and hate that we witness today are the legacy of brutal injustices of the past. Facing our collective history and how it informs our attitudes and behaviors allows us to choose a world of equity and justice. Facing History’s resources address racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history; we help students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives. Through partnerships with educators around the world, Facing History and Ourselves reaches millions of students in thousands of classrooms every year.