Community Classrooms was launched in December of 2020, House New York’s Community Classroom pilot program connects students living in affordable housing developments across the state, that are learning virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with high speed WiFi in a safe and secure learning environment in their residential building.
Generously underwritten by a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation, Community Classroom repurposes underutilized community and common spaces that are currently off-line due to the pandemic as classroom stations. Currently piloted in ten sites across New York State, each location will be operational on school days and dedicated staff will ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols, regularly clean the room and work stations, and supervise the space to ensure a welcoming learning environment.
Currently all funding as been allocated for the pilot program however we are still accepting applications and will grant awards as more funding becomes available.
Community Classroom Application
Community Classrooms in the News!
Kingston’s Center for Creative Education offers support for students learning remotely (2/4/21)
“Community Classrooms” Provide Bronx Students with Internet Access to Help with Remote Learning (1/14/21)
News 12 Long Island: Coverage of Broadband Symposium and Community Classrooms (2/16/21)
News 10 Albany: ‘Community Classrooms’ ensure underserved Albany students have online access for remote learning (2/18/21)