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School has gone online, but young people need more than academics right now - they need to connect and get support from each other and adults to get through this crisis. You can help make that happen!
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Students explore ways to creatively connect, show each other support, and display kindness while prioritizing collective safety amid this pandemic. 
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12 tips to help you take care of yourself in the coming weeks and months. 
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The students who aren't joining us online may be the ones who need us most. How can we reach out to them?

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.

Our Services

Together with educators, we create joyful, productive, and equitable schools by weaving together three approaches:
Students doing a Heart Story activity

Young people and adults learn and practice 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 through processes that foster a caring and equitable school community.

Students in a Building Belonging circle
Racial Equality

School staff increase their cultural competency and ensure that school systems and structures elevate every child.

Racial Equality

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

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What's New?

Fresh TeachableMoment lessons, readings & announcements
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April 5, 2020
This activity uses a poem and a feelings word-creation activity to engage students in identifying and sharing their feelings. 
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April 5, 2020
In these stressful times, this activity encourages students in grades 3-5 to see that we all feel a range of emotions, and that it's okay to feel them and to express them.
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April 5, 2020
In these stressful times, this activity encourages our youngest students to see that we all feel a range of emotions, and that it's okay to feel them and to express them.
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April 2, 2020
School has gone online, but young people need more than academics right now - they need to connect and get support from each other and adults to get through this crisis. You can help make that happen!