Committee chairs, Jeff Hornstein and Barbara Capozzi, convened a Nov. 24 meeting at the offices of PCCY (Pub. Cits. For Children & Youth) to plan for a Summit of Friends of Neighborhood Schools. Thanks to Donna Cooper, PCCY Executive Director, for hosting and publicizing the event. Forty six representatives from twenty two schools met to plan for a “Friends of Neighborhood Schools Summit” to be held in February. The group identified four objectives for the nascent network of Friends Groups: skills building, growing the organization, lobbying/politicking and partnering. Two subcommittees met this month to plan the details of the upcoming summit. For minutes of the meeting click here.
Also in the works is a public relations initiative touting the community enhancement benefits of neighborhood schools.