Families

NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program

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What is the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program?

                     As part of his Juneteenth Economic Justice Plan(Open external link), Mayor de Blasio announced the citywide expansion of the Save for College Program to all kindergarten students starting September 2021. In partnership with our nonprofit partner, NYC Kids RISE(Open external link), this free program will provide incoming kindergarten students with NYC Scholarship Accounts including the first $100 credit into each account, opportunities to earn additional rewards and access to Community Scholarships(Open external link), as well as supporting financial education and college and career readiness activities.

                     Since the Save for College Program began as a pilot in 2017, 96% of all eligible students (~13,500 first through fourth graders) now have a NYC Scholarship Account for their educational futures. Visit the Save for College Program Pilot website(Open external link) to learn more about the pilot phase of the Save for College Program.

 

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What is the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program?

Students in Temporary Housing

Learn more about our dedicated Students in Temporary Housing Services.

Students In Temporary Housing

As the Students in Temporary Housing Team of P.S 59 we intend to serve as the liaison and social worker for all students who identify as homeless, in temporary housing and/or in foster care, as well as answer any of your questions and concerns regarding your child’s needs during this time.

The Team works directly both with students and families as well as school staff, to help bridge the gap between home and school. As well as helping everyone connect to supports here in our school and the community around us.

As a parent of a Student in Temporary Housing (STH), you may be entitled to receive services under the McKinney-Vento Act, which is a federal law that supports students in temporary housing. Your updated housing information helps us determine if your child is eligible for services such as school choice, immediate enrollment, transportation, free meals, afterschool, and other helpful interventions. The information about your housing situation is kept private and is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

We encourage all parents to get involved with our school community and partner with us in your child’s education. . If you have questions about your housing status or your child’s eligibility under the McKinney-Vento Act, please feel free to call, email or pass by our offices.

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McKinney-Vento

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act outlines specific rights for students living in temporary housing. These rights include free public transportation, free school meals, and more. The guide below provides a brief overview of this information:

English Version / Spanish Version

Josephine Diaz 

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Community Resources

Find community services to support your family, such as help with food, utilities, transportation and more.

Food Resources

Food

NYC Food Delivery Assistance: COVID-19

The City of New York is providing assistance to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves. Register Today

This is intended for individuals and families who meet all of the following criteria as a result of the COVID-19 emergency:
  • No members of the household can go out and get food because they are at increased medical risk or homebound.
  • No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for you.
  • Do not receive meal assistance from other providers (incl. Meals on Wheels or God's Love We Deliver)
  • You are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery
Households that qualify may place an order once every two days. Each order will contain at least 4 meals per person in the household, but no household will receive more than 8 meals per delivery.
 
If you don't meet all of the eligibility criteria above you can still get help at your local food pantry. You can find the food pantry closest to you: Food Pantry Search 

 

Housing, Shelter & Safety Resources

Housing, Shelter & Safety

Health Care Resources

Healthcare

  • NYC Health + Hospitals: 1-844-692-4692
  • Need help finding a healthcare provider? Call 311

Mental Health

COVID-19 Information

Literacy Resources

Literacy Resources

The Universal Literacy launched in 2016 with the goal of ensuring that all students are reading on grade level by the end of second grade. Studies show that students who are reading at grade level by the end of second grade are far more likely to graduate from high school than those who aren't.

To significantly increase the share of students reaching that benchmark, the Universal Literacy initiative provides schools with support from a dedicated reading coach, who works with kindergarten through second grade teachers to ensure students are reading on grade level by the end of second grade.

PS 59 is supported by Universal Literacy Reading Coach Tamaira Green.

Helpful reading tips/websites:

Free online programs to teach beginning readers:

Universal Literacy

 

Immigration Resources

Free Adult Education Classes