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.”

Quick Facts 

Principal: Tiffany Hicks

CFK Partner School since: 2014

Lead Sponsor: Himan Brown Charitable Trust

Student Enrollment: 659

60% of students identified as being in economic need*

* Economic Need Index is an estimate of the percentage of students at a school facing economic hardship
based on temporary housing, eligibility for public housing, and Census tract poverty rates. (NYC DOE)

Current Programs

Programs and Experiences

Explore NY: Introducing our students to new educational and professional experiences

Graduating to Greatness: Preparing our fourth and fifth graders to successfully enter middle school by helping them navigating the application process and getting them ready through resume writing and mock interview workshops, grooming workshops, career day office visits and more.

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

Sanford Harmony Training: Offering teachers practical strategies for improving relationships, teaching empathy, increasing student confidence and reducing bullying

Academic Enrichment Partnerships

CityParks Learning Gardens: Garden-based learning for students in the second grade

Writopia Lab: Giving our fourth and fifth grade students the opportunity to work on their own pieces under the guidance of a published author or produced playwright

Community Engagement

School Beautification: 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

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

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