Program PS 85 Community Schools Partnership

The CEP's Partner Community Based Organization (CBO) programs at the Great Expectations School, PS 85 in the Bronx, provide a variety of services and supports to staff, students and families. The strong academic support provided is complemented by an Extended Learning Time program and many other support services for students and their families.

Academic Support

  • Full-time Bilingual Social Worker
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Tutoring

Extended Learning Time

  • Footprintz Basketball Academy
  • Mentoring in Medicine
  • Art of Stepping
  • Salvadori Center

Additional Support Services

  • Fordham University's The Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice
  • Annual Coat Drive (over 900 new coats provided)
  • Book Fairies
  • Turkeys for Thanksgiving: 100 frozen turkeys were distributed to families within the school community

Dawn Johnson-Adams