At My Learning Springboard, we believe strongly in community engagement and partnerships. Through service offerings and charitable donations, we are proud to support local schools and educational organizations as well as the diverse families we serve.
Some of the schools and organizations we support include the following:
Browning is an all boys’ school on the Upper East Side committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and a lifelong love of learning, the belief in the dignity of the individual, and the development of personal integrity and responsibility to the broader community. The Spring Benefit helps to support all aspects of school life at Browning.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School is a public school located on the Upper East Side. ERHS is a highly collaborative and supportive environment that embodies a commitment to continuous learning and innovative practice. Their mission is to teach students to be life-long learners who will think critically, communicate effectively, solve problems creatively and work independently and collaboratively in order to serve the global community. Donations to the Annual Auction support school programs and supplies.
Ethical Culture Fieldston School has two facilities located on the Upper West Side and Riverdale serving students in grades pre-K through 12. ECFS is committed to ethical learning, academic excellence, and progressive education. Donations support all aspects of the school and all who learn, teach, and work together as a community.
Grace Church is a K-9 school in Lower Manhattan committed to having a diverse student body. The Grace Church Scholarship Benefit Auction is run by parent volunteers and helps to raise financial aid for students.
Hunter College High School is a publicly funded academic institution. The support of donors through the Spring Benefit and Auction helps to buy supplies such as books and computer technology; to support student teams, clubs and publications; and to create programs for student, faculty and curriculum development.
Resources for Children with Special Needs is New York City’s only independent nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all special needs, across all boroughs, to understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
PS 87, the William Sherman School, is a public elementary school located in District 3 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. PS 87 offers families an ethnically and economically diverse student body that is reminiscent of a miniature United Nations. Within this heterogeneous setting, students learn and flourish from a cadre of unusually creative, dedicated and talented teachers. Strong on arts, PS 87 boasts two drama teachers, two music teachers and a full-time art teacher. Fourth and 5th graders get free private instrumental lessons from teachers from the Manhattan School of Music. Fourth graders participate in ballroom dancing. Children in the early grades take part in “movement” and drama classes. An in-house conflict resolution program has 5th graders handling “situations” that arise on the playground and elsewhere on school grounds. Donations to the Annual Auction help to fund classroom supplies, kindergarten assistant teachers, staff development, arts, sciences, and other enrichment.
PS 199, The Jesse Isador Straus School, is a public elementary school located in District 3 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. PS 199 is known for having a unified staff with a shared vision of education, an active parent organization and an emphasis on inclusion. The school has partnerships with several arts organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, Vital Theatre, Lincoln Center Institute and National Dance Institute, whose teaching artists work with each of the 4th-grade classes once a week. A “Special Forces” class combines general education pupils with special needs students, including some in wheelchairs, in a dance collaboration. Donations to the Annual Fundraising Auction help to pay for science teachers, kindergarten assistant teachers, an outdoor classroom and school supplies.
PS 333, Manhattan School for Children, is a public K-8 school on West 93rd Street serving all of District 3, the Upper West Side, from 59th up to 122nd Street. Their Teaching Every Child program makes them a unique place that welcomes children from across the city with severe motor impairments, children who are non-verbal and children with different learning styles into a general education setting. The school places as much emphasis on children’s social and emotional development as it does on academics, and children seem to be unusually kind to one another. The school encourages friendships across the grades and it’s common to see older children helping younger children. Firmly in the progressive camp, the administration favors learning by doing. For example, kindergartners watch duck eggs hatch in classroom incubators—hooked up to a webcam so they could watch them at home. Supporting the MSC Auction helps to close the gap between what the DOE provides and what the children need.
St. Bernard’s is a K-9 all boys’ school on the Upper East Side. Contributions to St. Bernard’s Annual Auction help to support school technology, museum visits, the sixth grade trip to Gettysburg, and the ninth grade trip to India as well as the publication of The Budget, the school’s literary magazine, and The Keg, the school’s yearbook.