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Back-to-School Ready to Learn Resources

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Last academic year, we called on all New Yorkers to think deeply about civility and being proactive agents of change in your communities to instill a culture of care encompassing doing positive deeds for all New Yorkers.

In the words of Aristotle, the essence of our beings is to “Serve others and do good” and so we call on all New Yorkers to usher in a renewed sense of volunteerism and resource sharing to help students across New York by coming together to donate items like backpacks, school supplies, and promote resources to support students academically, socially and emotionally.

Making a Difference

We invite you to share how we can work together to support the Whole Student, Whole Family, and Whole Community culture of care to prepare for back-to-school and provide support throughout the school year. Email resources in these three critical areas of need, and we will share them on this web page:

  • Obtaining School Supplies
  • Academic Support
  • Social-Emotional Support

Obtaining School Supplies

NYSED Employees Association School Supply and Food Drive

The NYSED Employees Association is collecting new school supplies and non-perishable foods for children in need. The supplies and food will be donated to the New Jerusalem Home of the Saved Church to be distributed at its Annual Community Block Party on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Donations can be placed in boxes near the EB main entrance elevators, the EBA guard station, and in the CEC 3rd floor lobby. The drive ends at 4 PM on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Online donations will be gratefully accepted.