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Community and Civic Engagement


TYWLS Community & Civic Engagement 

As part of our TYWLS values in leadership, community, and equity, we encourage civic engagement from all our students, staff, and families.   All students engage with the NY State accredited coursework in U.S. History, Global History, and Government as part of their Humanities curriculum, and our after school clubs, Intensives programs, community town halls, and classroom debates promote active participation in conversations shaping democracy and government in our city, state, country, and world that affects us all. Here are some ways you can get involved.

Service Learning / Community Based Organizations

Many of our students, often of their own research and application, have held volunteer, internship, or paid positions at community based organizations that involve in social change, including the below. Have an opportunity you would like to share or learn more about? Contact our Gayathri Iyer at [email protected]

Sadie Nash Leadership Project


Green Girls (NYC Parks)

Project D.O.T. 

Brooklyn Museum Apprentice Program

NYPD Youth

South Asian Youth Action

Queens LGBTQ Center 

Arab American Family Support Center


Turning Point NY

Campaigns for local candidates in Astoria, Queens, New York City