Rev. Dr. William Barber & Clergy Leaders Condemn Racist Voter Suppression & Submit Letter of Protest to UN

New York City, NY – Rev. Dr. William J Barber II, National President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, co-Chair of the new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, and Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary, joined by Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-Chair of Kairos and the Poor People’s Campaign, will gather NYC and other clergy leaders for a press conference on the steps of City Hall on Monday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. The group will condemn ongoing, proven acts of racist voter suppression and racial voting district gerrymandering that undermine our democratic process. They will also challenge President Trump’s newly formed, fraudulent Election Integrity Commission, and celebrate those who fight court-proven voter disenfranchisement. The event will culminate with attendees signing an open letter to the U.N., which accuses the Trump administration and other elected officials who promote racist voter suppression. These actions violate the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights by disenfranchising African Americans, other minorities, and low-income voters. Rev. Barber will also call on the United States Congress to fully restore Section V of the Voting Rights Act, institute automatic voter registration at age 18, expand early voting programs, and allow for same-day voter registration. These issues will be at the center of the ongoing planning for the Poor People’s Campaign’s call for a national moral revival that will happen in 2018 in 25 states and Washington DC over a 40-day period.
“Enfranchisement is essential to human freedom and dignity,” said the Rev. Barber. “To


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Episcopal Divinity School to Affiliate with Union Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas ’82, ’88 – Scholar & Racial Justice Activist – Named EDS’s New Dean
Cambridge, MA –  Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) and Union Theological Seminary today announced that they have signed an agreement that will allow EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a collaboration with Union at its campus in New York City beginning in the fall of 2018.
President of the Faculty, Rev. Dr. Serene Jones and Board Chair, Wolcott B. Dunham, Jr., sign the affiliation agreement with EDS shortly before Union’s 2017 Commencement Exercises.
“We had three goals when we began to plan this news phase in EDS’s life,” said the Rev. Dr. Gary Hall, chair of the EDS board. “We wanted to continue providing Episcopal theological education within an accredited, degree-granting program, deepen our historic commitment to gospel-centered justice, and provide financial strength and stability for EDS’s future. Today, I am delighted to say that we have achieved all three.”
“This is a historic moment,” said Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of the Union Faculty and Johnston Family Professor for Religion and Democracy. “We are honored that EDS has chosen to partner with us and are certain that the stewardship of our deepest commitments will be fulfilled in the years ahead.”
EDS appointed the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Susan D. Morgan Professor of Religion at Goucher College in Maryland and canon theologian at Washington National Cathedral, as the first dean of EDS at Union. Douglas will also join the Union faculty as a professor. She is the author


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Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) Joins National Faith Leaders on International Day Against Homophobia

Press Conference & Public Event a Partnership with the Offices of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) & Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, May 17th, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) will convene a press conference in Washington D.C. in partnership with the Offices of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE). Senator Coons and a diverse coalition of Evangelical and other faith leaders will join Union to denounce the rise in anti-LGBTQ policies and promote a pro-equality policy agenda for the Trump Administration and Congress. Following the press conference, there will be a facilitated discussion that will further outline how the wider faith community can constructively support LGBTQ people.
The back-to-back events coincide with International Day Against Homophobia and will raise awareness around the recent spate of national policies aimed specifically at rolling back rights for LGBTQ employees, LGBTQ seniors, and the transgender community. In addition, press conference speakers will highlight why their support of the LGBTQ community is not an act of dissent or defiance but a clear reflection of their faiths and the scriptures that inform them.
Rev. Frederick A. Davie (center)
“The scriptures tell us to welcome all God’s children into the fold of God’s care, just as the mother hen tends to her brood,” shared Rev. Frederick A. Davie, Executive Vice President at Union. “Officials from the US Justice Department, the state of Texas and other states and localities around the country must stop


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Prospective Parents: Register for a Spring Tour!

The admission office is hosting spring tours for prospective parents who are exploring independent schools for their pre-school, kindergarten, or elementary-aged children. We offer programs for children starting at age 2.


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Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York Declares Itself a Sanctuary Seminary

Students, Faculty, Staff, Administration and Board of Trustees Stand Together to Adopt Sanctuary Protections
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 10, 2017—Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York continues to speak out against the Trump Administration’s xenophobic anti-immigrant policies, issuing a third official statement since the US Presidential Election of November 2016. While the two previous statements expressed condemnation and concern, today’s statement declares Union as a “Sanctuary Seminary” and charts clear measures the 181-year-old seminary is prepared to take to ensure the safety and success of its students, faculty, staff, and community members. This declaration was initiated by Union students and has been formally approved by both its Board of Trustees and faculty. It stands as a testament to Union’s longstanding commitment to inclusion and diversity and is as outlined as follows:
Union Theological Seminary has a long tradition of taking public positions on matters of pressing political importance and grave theological concern. In light of recent policies and statements issued by the Donald Trump administration threatening massive deportations, dangerous anti-immigrant policies, and travel bans targeting immigrant, refugee, and Muslim communities, we feel compelled by our religious convictions to declare Union a sanctuary seminary.
For decades, communities of faith and grassroots movements have enacted their commitment to radical hospitality through the sanctuary movement. By declaring Union a sanctuary seminary, we join this movement and stand in solidarity with those affected by the injustices of deportation, criminalization, incarceration, enforcement, and family separation. We applaud the institutions of higher education across the country


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Cambridge, MA – February 24, 2017 – The Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) today voted to pursue an affiliation with Union Theological Seminary that would create an EDS entity to provide Episcopal theological education and other programs at Union’s campus in New York.
The Board of Trustees of Union Theological Seminary has voted enthusiastically to support Union’s leadership in bringing negotiations with EDS to a successful conclusion.
“We are excited to begin negotiations toward an agreement that will allow EDS to achieve the three goals we set for ourselves when we began the process of assuring the seminary’s future,” said the Rev. Dr. Gary Hall, ’76, chair of the board. “EDS will continue to provide theological education within an accredited and degree-granting program, we will carry out our historic mission to place gospel-centered justice at the center of that education, and we will provide financial strength and stability for EDS’s future.”
“We are thrilled that EDS’s trustees have made this momentous decision and we are excited about all it portends for the future,” said the Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, president of the faculty and Johnston Family Professor for Religion and Democracy at Union. “The mission alignment between our two institutions is clear and strong. You can’t miss it! This alignment assures that the deepest commitments of both institutions will be honored and strengthened in the years ahead.”
The two seminaries will begin negotiations immediately in the hope that both boards can vote on an agreement when they meet in May, before


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Announcement of largest gifts to Barnard receives widespread attention

The news of a record-breaking combined gift of $70 million–the largest gift in Barnard’s history–to support the College’s future teaching and learning center was covered by a range of media outlets, from print to online and television.The gifts were given by three prominent New York families—$25 million from Cheryl Glicker Milstein and Philip Milstein; $25 million from The Tow Foundation on behalf of Leonard Tow and daughter Emily Tow Jackson; and $20 million from Diana T. Vagelos and P. Roy Vagelos—each of whom have supported the College for three decades.The Wall Street Journal included a feature article about the gift in its ‘Donor of the Day’ column, noting that the new center will include “a library more than double the size of the current one, faculty office space, expanded conference areas, a café and a computational-science center.” Read the full article (subscription required). Read additional coverage in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Stamford Advocate, and the Columbia Daily Spectator. The news was also covered on local television station WABC 7 New York.Learn more about plans for the teaching and learning center, which is scheduled to open in August 2018.Also, read about the brand-new LeFrak Center in Barnard Hall, which houses the library as well as faculty offices and classroom space while the teaching and learning center is under construction.


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Bank Street Selected for National STEM Network

Bank Street’s Graduate School has been selected to participate in 100K in 10, a national network of organizations committed to increasing the number of high quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers across the United States. Initiated in response to President Obama’s call for 100,000 new STEM teachers in 10 years, 100K in 10 brings together foundations, states, museums, school districts, universities, federal agencies, corporations, non-profits, and others who are committed to improving STEM teaching and learning. Admission to the 100K in 10 network is highly competitive. Members are chosen based on their proven track record in and ongoing commitment to strengthening STEM education!


Teachers College Community School Accepting Applications – March 1st Deadline

TCCS is accepting kindergarten applications for September 2013.

Priority to families in Districts 5 and 6.  Application deadline March 1st.

Parent Information Sessions:

Wednesday, February 6th, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Application for  forms and information:  www.tc.edu/communityschool


168 Morningside Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10027

Meet the teaches, current parents and take a tour.  No RSVP required.


Please observe the following guidelines for application submission:

Drop-off by hand: To the school at 168 Morningside Avenue, weekdays 8:30am to 12pm . To Teachers College at 525 West 120th Street, Suite 331 Horace Mann (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue), weekdays 9am to 1pm

Mail: To Teachers College, Community School Office, Box 49. Must be RECEIVED by March 1 at 3pm. Be advised that there can be delays of up to three days in the processing of mail. We suggest you send well in advance of the deadline and follow with an email to confirm receipt.

Email: Scan and email as a PDF attachment to: communityschool@tc.columbia.edu

Fax: To the attention of: TCCS Admissions. To: 212 678 7423. We suggest you send an email to confirm receipt.

For information only, the 2012-13 parent welcome packet is available here: Information Packet.


Versión en Español

La fecha límite para las aplicaciones de Kindergarten es el 1 de Marzo 2013 a las 3pm. Aplicaciones de Kindergarten para 2013-14 estarán disponible aquí. Visitas a la escuela y sesiones de información para padres estan programada para el:

Miercoles, Febrero 6, 5:30pm-7pm

Miercoles, Febrero 13,  5:30pm-7pm

Miercoles, Febrero 20, 5:30pm-7pm

Ocurira en el: 168 Morningside Avenue, New York, NY 10027. No se neccesita cita.

Conozca a los maestros, padres actuales y visite la escuela.

Por favor observe las siguientes líneas de guía para la sumisión de aplicación:

Entrega a mano: A la escuela en 168 Morningside Avenue, días de la semana 8:30am hasta las 12pm.  Al Colegio Teachers College en 525 West 120 Street, Salon 331 Horace Mann (entre Broadway y la Avenida Amsterdam), días de la semana de 9am hasta 1pm.

Correo: Al Colegio Teachers College, Community School Office, Box 49. Debe ser RECIVIDA antes del 1 de Marzo a las 3pm.  Tenga en cuenta que puede haber retrasos de hasta tres días en el procesimiento de correo. Le sugerimos que envíe antes de la fecha límite y seguir con un correo electrónico para confirmar la recepción.Correo electrónico: Escanear y mandar como un archivo PDF adjunto a un email a: communityschool@tc.columbia.edu

Fax: A la atención de: TCCS Admisiones. Para: 212 678 7423. Le sugerimos que envíe un correo electrónico para confirmar la recepción.

Para información solamente, el paquete de bienvenida para padres 2012-13 está disponible aquí : Information Packet.

The additional links below will help you determine your child’s eligibility for the school.

If you have questions that are not addressed in the FAQ section of this web site, please contact us with them at the address below:


Teachers College

Office of School and Community Partnerships

ATTN: Community School Office

525 West 120th Street, Box #49
New York, NY 10027


(212) 678 7421


Lottery Information

The DOE will run 2013-14 computer lottery in early April. You will receive a letter from TCCS indicating your place in the class or on the waiting list.

Información de Lotería
Los resultados de la Lotería que es ejecutada por el Departamento de Educación no se han publicado. Nosotros publicaremos la información tan pronto como la recibamos y cartas serán enviadas por el Departamento de Educación a los solicitantes para informarles de su estado de aplicación y resultados de la lotería.