The NYC Leadership Academy (NYCLA) is kicking off a month-long awareness and fundraising campaign today as part of our ongoing participation in #GivingTuesday. Our goal is to raise awareness that the school leader is an essential component in school turnaround and in maintaining teaching and learning excellence for all students – particularly those underserved by the current system.

Read the FAQ’s below to learn more.

What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a national effort to encourage businesses and individuals to not only give back, but also to publicly share their support of their beloved nonprofits on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – December 1, 2015.

At NYCLA, #GivingTuesday marks the start of an awareness and fundraising effort that is focused on the critical role that school leaders play in shaping school cultures, changing practice, and cultivating teams that deliver high-quality instruction for all students.

How will my donation benefit school leaders and their students throughout the country?

NYCLA is a national nonprofit that prepares and supports school leaders who create educational equity in education and foster student success. Your gift will help support the development and support of school leaders who hone their skills by participating in experiential programs, which are grounded in research- and behavior-based standards and have a focus on racial equity and social justice.

How do I know my donation will make a difference?

An investment in educational leadership is a direct investment in children’s futures. NYCLA’s 12-year track record extends to thousands of students through 130 engagements across 53 schools districts, state departments of education, universities and other nonprofits.

Educational equity and social justice have been and will continue to be a critical underpinning of our organization’s vision and work. Schools are one of the most important places in which the tide of racial, gender, and income inequities can be shifted – enabling children to reach their potential. We believe that all schools can be transformed if the right education leaders are at the helm.

How can I make a donation?

You can donate to NYCLA in two ways: online using a credit or debit card or via check. Click here to make an online donation. Checks should be made out to NYC Leadership Academy and mailed to 45-18 Court Square, 2nd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101 attn: Susan Zuckerman, Vice President of External Affairs.