Proud to be a United Community Schools Member


Partnership at work...

Gotham Professional Arts Academy has been a United Community School (UCS) in partnership with the United Federation of Teachers since 2015. Each UCS has a wide variety of partnerships and services, including: Health & Wellness, Educator Support, Academic Support, Out of School Time, Parent & Family Engagement & Community Engagement. Our United Community Schools Director works tirelessly to garner and nurture these partnerships.

Each UCS is governed by an Advisory Board, comprised of school staff, student, parents and community partners. The Advisory Board is a great way for members of the school community to get their voices heard in designing their own unique UCS.

Health & Wellness

SMILE NY, Optical Academy, OM Society, The Door, Project SAFE, 100 Schools Project, City Harvest, Healthy Schools Brooklyn, Grow To Learn NYC, Crown Heights Mediation Center, Peer Group Connection, By My Side & Ancient Song Doula Programs

Educator Support

Triad Consulting, Collage Access For All, AP For All, 100 Schools Project, EM Arts, Educators For Excellence

Academic Support

College Access For All, AP For All, Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Exploring The Arts, SAT Prep (courtesy of NYCares), After-School Tutoring

Out of School Time

The Leadership Program, Art Students League of NY Cartoon and Illustration Class, Reel Works, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Summer Search, The Fellowship Initiative, Trip of a Lifetime Summer Trips, Youth Insights Program - Whitney Museum, New York Exploring, Possibility Project


Parent & Family Engagement

FAFSA Night (courtesy of NYCares), Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, Brooklyn Museum and Whitney Museum Family Nights, Hispanic Federation (College funding workshops), Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center, Center for Educational Innovation (Broadway Tickets), Broadway Bridges

Community Engagement

Healthy Schools Brooklyn, Bailey’s Café, Bed-Stuy Community Partnership Project, Citizens Committee of NYC, Grow to Learn NYC, City Harvest, Avenue Music Group


For more info, please contact:

Esti Ross

United Community Schools Director @ Gotham