External Partnerships

Renaissance relies on outstanding community partnerships to expand its students’ world view. Architecture, sculpture and ceramics, poetry, drama, and playwriting, folk, jazz and vocal music; all these art forms are integrated into the social studies, math, science and ELA curriculae at various times in all the grades in successful partnerships with many of the cultural jewels of New York City. Innovative approaches to science and geography have brought the leaders in these subjects to Renaissance’s door. Some of our current classroom partnerships include:

  • NYGA - New York Geographic Alliance – Supporting high-quality K-12 Geography Education
  • Children's Institute - Primary Project to help our youngest students adjust to their classrooms
  • Metropolitan Opera Guild: Opera Institute Network- 4th Grade opera in the classroom
  • Children’s Museum of the Arts, 9th Grade Humanities; 5th-8th grade after-school media arts. See our partnership highlighted on CMA's website: CMA
  • The Jazz Project at Queens College: 7th-12th grade Stage Band
  • Studying the built environment with Architecture for Children: K-3 Social Studies, Geography, Math and Architecture
  • Latin American Cultural Center of Queens: after-school arts and crafts and Social Studies, careers in the arts
  • Creative Arts Team: CUNY/CAT's Student Shakespeare Festival for 9th grade theatre students

K-12 Students continue to be actively involved in school wide extracurricular programs. In high school we help all 9th-12th grade students find internships and community service opportunities coordinated through Renaissance’s College Office.

Some of those Extra-curricular Partners include:

...and many others.

We are grateful to all of our Community Partners, who benefit the school through direct funding, in-kind services, professional development opportunities and coordinating our outreach to other charter schools:

  • 82nd Street Academics supported by The After School Corporation
  • CEI-PEA PICCS Grant Consortium
  • Bank Street College of Education
  • B. R. Guest Restaurants, Inc.—culinary arts
  • CUNY Middle Grades Initiative/GEAR-UP
  • NYU Child Study Institute
  • NY Partners for Arts Ed, School Arts Program
  • The Kupferberg Center, Queens College
  • Metropolitan Opera Guild
  • Performing Arts Center of New York
  • New York Geographic Alliance
  • National Geographic Education Foundation
  • New York City Charter School Center
  • Various Community Health Organizations
  • State University of New York Optometric Center
  • US Representative Joseph Crowley
  • Senator Jose Peralta
  • Assembly members Francisco Moya, Michael DenDekker, Jeffrion Aubry
  • Community Board 3
  • NYC Council Members Daniel Drumm and Julissa Ferreras
  • Former NYC Council Member Helen Sears and Former NYS Senator John Sabini