P.S. 6X

P.S. 6X

West Farms, Bronx

In a community where 28% of families live on less than $15,000 a year, P.S. 6—the Lighthouse School—is a “Beacon in the Bronx.” Although located in a historically impoverished section of the city, education continues to be a guiding light for families to improve their circumstances. A graduate of NYC public schools, Principal Tiawana Perez strives to give her students the commitment and love shown to her in the same school system many years ago. Principal Perez is partnering with CFK to meet the social, emotional and academic needs of her students and advance family engagement. She believes that it truly takes a village to educate students—and collaboration between stakeholders is key. We are honored to team up with P.S. 6X and support the evolving needs of the schools’ resilient community.

For more information, contact Executive Director Karen Epstein at kepstein@changeforkids.org.

Quick Facts 

Student Enrollment: 542

Principal: Tiawana Perez

Lead Sponsor: Himan Brown Charitable Trust

90% of children in the community are born into poverty

28% of families in the surrounding community live on less than $15,000 a year

Current Programs

Programs and Expereinces

Museum Arts Residency: Arts instruction and experiences for kindergarten and first grades through our partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts

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

Urban Golf: Golf lessons for students that integrate physical, social, cultural and academic concepts

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

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

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