#WhyCFK, CFK Volunteers, Grant Avenue Elementary School

A Principal’s Vision Becomes a Reality at Grant Avenue

Teachers at Grant Avenue are kicking off this semester with a brand new space to collaborate and recharge. A year ago, Principal Kristin Erat shared a vision with CFK: What if we could turn a storage room into a teacher collaboration space?  CFK saw an opportunity to establish a relationship between the school, Gensler Design and Hillmann Consulting LLC to donate their time and design and construct the space. Recently, Grant Avenue hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the room, which is featured in the Bronx Times. Now, teachers can use this space to continue to inspire students and each other. Many thanks to Gensler Design and Hillmann Consulting LLC for making Principal Erat’s dream come true!


CFK Volunteers, Grant Avenue Elementary School

#PSILoveMySchool: Multi-Cultural Celebration at Grant Avenue Elementary School

The Morrisania section of the Bronx, where Grant Avenue Elementary School is located, is home to a diverse group of families that reflect the cultural fabric of NYC. Grant Avenue hosted its annual Multi-Cultural Celebration this winter. Families traveled around the world in just one day by partaking in arts and crafts and international food tastings, all while spending quality time together. The Multi-Cultural Celebration was such a success that the New York City Department of Education featured it in the citywide #PSILoveMySchool campaign.

Thanks to Change for Kids volunteers who supported the event and helped students and their families celebrate their own cultures and learn about ones that are different from their own!


Photos courtesy of Grant Avenue Elementary School