Stephen Gaynor School has a long history of being active in the community. We feel it is critical to help teach students to become caring citizens through educational experiences embedded in our curriculum and through hands-on experiences. This allows our students to realize how meaningful community service can be and experience the wonderful rewards of helping others.
Throughout the year, students have many opportunities to become involved. Every November, Stephen Gaynor School collects canned food and dry goods to help area families enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Each spring, we donate gently used books as part of Project Cicero, to help supplement school and classroom libraries for children in under-resourced New York City public schools. Students also collect pantry items for Ronald McDonald House each spring.
Stephen Gaynor School also offers an After School community service class in which students plan and organize our school-wide service projects.
Local station WPIX News covered Gaynor’s hurricane relief efforts: