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This lesson plan encourages high school students to explore the impact of racism as a central theme of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye. It includes suggestions for engaging students…
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Segue from the summer into the new school year by having students consider the summer's news, its impact on their communities, and what kind of impact they'd like to have in their communities.
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In the wake of the El Paso and Dayton shootings, how can we foster a classroom climate where every student feels supported - and where we can talk about these upsetting issues? Here are some ideas.
News
We're looking for a new director of our exemplary PAZ after-school program (K-5) in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Our Work

We partner with district leaders and school leaders to…

Build community

Build community in their schools and classrooms

Strengthen students’ social and emotional skills

Strengthen students’ social and emotional skills

Increase equity through restorative practices

Increase equity through courageous conversations on race

Our Impact

Through programs including The 4Rs and Restore360, we help preK-12 educators bring transformative change to their schools and students' lives.
Hundreds of schools reached yearly
Since 1982, Morningside Center has helped tens of thousands of educators make their schools and classrooms more caring, collaborative, equitable and effective.
Scientific studies show strong results

Two major scientific studies found that our programs improve students’ social and emotional competency, their academic performance, and the classroom climate.

Suspensions decline dramatically
Schools implementing our restorative practices programs saw suspensions drop an average of 43%, while students’ social skills and engagement increased.
Students doing a Heart Story activity

Young people and adults learn skills to help them do well in school and in life.

Students doing a Heart Story activity
Students in a Building Belonging circle

Young people stay connected and engaged in a caring and equitable school community.

Students in a Building Belonging circle

I can't thank you enough for all the resources, support, and encouragement! This program is breathing new life and meaning into my teaching. It is bringing new conversations into our teaching lives and friendships. 

Y. Gray, Robert F. Wagner School, Manhattan

The circle helps me connect with the students and the school and the staff. My favorite moment is when everyone comes together, becomes a family…and just shares.

Fredy, 12th grade student, Green School, Brooklyn

When kids are happy and feel safe and connected to their school, you see better academic outcomes. It’s not a coincidence.

David Cintron, Principal, PS 214, Bronx

Interested in Working with Morningside?

What's New?

Fresh TeachableMoment lessons, readings & announcements
TeachableMoment
August 23, 2019
This lesson plan encourages high school students to explore the impact of racism as a central theme of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye. It includes suggestions for engaging students before, during, and after they read the book.
TeachableMoment
August 13, 2019
Segue from the summer into the new school year by having students consider the summer's news, its impact on their communities, and what kind of impact they'd like to have in their communities.
TeachableMoment
August 8, 2019
In the wake of the El Paso and Dayton shootings, how can we foster a classroom climate where every student feels supported - and where we can talk about these upsetting issues? Here are some ideas.
News
August 7, 2019
The Program Director is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of our after school program, which serves almost 200 students from grades kindergarten to 5 at PS 24, a public elementary school in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. Responsibilities include recruiting students, hiring staff, program development, supervision and support for a staff of 30, reporting and compliance, and collaboration with the school and community.