P.S. 21

Port Richmond, Staten Island

Located in the Port Richmond neighborhood, P.S. 21 is CFK’s first-ever partner school in Staten Island and signifies our growth to all five NYC boroughs. The school’s motto, “together, we make it happen” says it all—the collaborative environment of the school community is something you can’t miss. Principal Anthony Cosentino is joining forces with CFK to enhance P.S. 21’s STEM offerings and further support the school’s community engagement initiatives. We are delighted to be a part of the P.S. 21 community and help encourage students to dream bigger and achieve more!

For more information, contact Managing Director of Education, Nayah Yisrael at nyisrael@changeforkids.org.

Quick Facts 

Principal: Anthony Cosentino

Lead Sponsor: Open

Student Population: 365

59% of children in the community are born into poverty

Current Programs

Programs and Experiences

Salvadori Center: STEM-based programming for students in the fourth and fifth grade that shows the relevance of math and science using the buildings, bridges, landmarks, and parks in their local communities

Leadership Support

School Manager: CFK staff member working on the ground at the school to maintain and develop the relationship with the leadership team, parents, community members, program partners and volunteers

Principal Network: Opportunities for collaboration and learning with other CFK partner school principals

Volunteer Support

Family Field Day: Fun games, dancing, and sports help kickstart healthy habits for our students and their families

Family Fun Nights: Organized around a theme, these evenings bring parents and children together to learn and have fun

School Beautification Day: Transforming the halls and classrooms by painting bright and engaging murals, organizing and cleaning teaching resources, and making the school an even more engaging place to learn

Collection Drives

School Supplies and Book Donations throughout the year

Food, Coat and Toy Donations in November and December