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My Brother's Keeper

Family and Community Engagement Spotlight: Peekskill

We featured this FCEP spotlight in our September 2019 newsletter.

This year, Peekskill CSD launched a Saturday Academy program at Peekskill Middle School, which provides community members with free services and workshops. Weekly sessions included academic workshops, yoga classes, dental screenings, crafts, and a petting zoo, among others. The program also featured guest speakers such as Peekskill Mayor, Andre Rainey; Peekskill Board of Education trustees; and New York State Senators Robert Jackson, Shelley Mayer, and Peter Harckham.

Peekskill CSD has also opened the District's Lisa Rolleri Parent Resource Center, which provides families with access to 30 new laptops, a children's library and play area, and a parents' library. In addition, the Center provides workshops on career readiness, financial literacy, and parenting.

Learn more about the FCEP grant.