P.S. 160

Jamaica, Queens

Since August 2000, Change for Kids has been committed to helping P.S. 160 fulfill its motto: "Where Futures Begin." What started with school supplies for kindergarten students has grown to literacy programs and exposure to cultural experiences for the entire student body – experiences that further the school's mission of creating “a learning environment that nurtures the greatest level of student achievement, builds self-esteem, and champions the value of education.”

For more information, contact Director of Development Rahul Brahmbhatt at rahul@changeforkids.org.

Quick Facts: 

Principal: Tiffany Hicks

Lead Sponsor: Himan Brown Charitable Trust

Student Population: 676

92% receive free or reduced-price lunch

75% of children in the community are born into poverty

Current Programs

Programs and Experiences

Story Pirates: Creative writing and literacy support for students in third and fourth grades

Museum Residency: Arts instruction and experiences for the fifth grade through our partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts

Wellness in the Schools: Nutrition classes for students and families

Parent Workshops: Held throughout the year to support parent engagement and education

CityParks Learning Gardens: Garden-based learning for students

Leadership Support

School Manager: CFK staff member working on the ground at the school to develop and maintain relationships 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

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

Build-a-Book Day: The school's youngest readers and their parents make their very own, personalized ABC books

Guest Readers: Volunteers read aloud to PreK and kindergarten students

One-on-One Literacy Tutoring: Extra support for students struggling with reading and writing

Career Day: Introduces students to new educational and professional experiences so they can chart a path to their futures

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

Collection Drives

School Supplies and Book Donations throughout the year

Food, Coat and Toy Donations in November and December

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