Groundbreaking Ceremony for New School in Queens - Council Member Julissa Ferreras to Be Joined by the School Construction Authority and Make the Road New York to Start Construction for PS 287
Contact: Javier H. Valdes, Make the Road New York, 917-679-2971 Yoselin Genao, Chief of Staff, Council Member Ferreras, 646-599-5207
Member Julissa Ferreras will host a Ground Breaking Ceremony for PS
287, the first of four new schools she and a coalition of parents have
advocated to be built in the 21st Council District to help alleviate
school overcrowding. PS 287 will be located at 110-08 Northern Blvd, and
provide 420 new seats for students from Pre-K through 5th Grade. The
school is set to open for the new school year in September 2013.
This new construction
comes a year after Council Member Ferreras and Make the Road New York
released a report, based on New York City Department of Education data,
showing that school overcrowding is pervasive in northwest
Queens communities, with more than half of students attending an
overcrowded school. Community School Districts 24 and 30 serve the fastest growing populations of immigrant students in New York City.
WHEN: Thursday, February 2 from 10:00 to 11:00AM
WHERE: The future site of PS 287, 110-08 Northern Blvd, Corona, NY 11368
Member Julissa Ferreras, School Construction Authority President &
CEO Lorraine Grillo, PS143 Parent Association, and members of Make the
Road New York. List in formation.
Since the November NYC elections, MRNY members have been hard at work setting the agenda for our next mayor, City Council and citywide elected officials.
We kicked off "Talking Transition" with a low-wage worker forum and our attorneys have been staffing a Single Stop clinic around the clock at the Transition tent.
Recently, our youth joined the Transitions conversation to bring education and police reform issues into the spotlight for the new elected officials. 17-year-old youth leader Cheyanne Smith was also profiled in the New York Times for her leadership to make NYC schools more respectful, safe, and dignified places for learning.