What is NYCLA's history?

NYCLA was founded in 2003 with the focus of preparing and supporting New York City school leaders to transform the most challenging schools and improve outcomes for all students. At the time it was predicted that many New York City schools would need new principals, particularly those that were failing, within a short period of time, and our organization collaborated with the NYC Department of Education to launch an aspiring principals program to address this need. Leveraging this experience, NYCLA expanded its scope in 2008 by providing short- and long-term consulting support in school districts, state departments of education, universities, and nonprofits throughout the country to address similar needs. Today we work in 26 states as well in Colombia and Brazil.