190 the Bowery
CHARTER SCHOOL NEW YORK CITY
For my senior design thesis, my focus was to explore the relationship between education and social innovation. The goal of this project is to create an innovative school environment that fosters success through individualized education and assistance programs for New York City youth from lower income, underprivileged families. Charter schools are some of the top-performing schools in the country, closing the achievement gap created by student’s socioeconomic differences. Charter schools can break up the day to provide students with more time on the core subjects they need most, thus adjusting curriculum to meet student needs more than average public schools. In addition, charter schools foster a partnership between parents, teachers, and students.