Help us Bring Brooklyn Castle to More Communities
Visit the Brooklyn Castle page on the IDA website to make a tax deductible donation that benefits both I.S. 318 and community screenings. 50% of all amounts donated through this link goes directly to the chess program at I.S. 318, and the other 50% will help us bring the film to school groups and organizations who might not otherwise have a chance to see it.
Donate to I.S. 318′s Chess Team
Eighty-seven percent of the students on the I.S. 318 chess team are from homes with incomes well below the federal poverty line, which is currently just $22,000 for a family of four. The money you donate will help give these students educational experiences they would not otherwise be able to afford. Please help support I.S. 318′s chess team. Their funding has been reduced every year for several years now and, as a result, they have had to make very deep cuts. For large donations, the school will write you a tax receipt.
Donations can be made via the PayPal link below or by check.
Checks, made payable to I.S. 318 Chess Team, should be mailed to:
101 Walton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Sign Pobo’s Petition: An Open Letter to Congress on Behalf of Afterschool
Pobo Efekoro, one of the stars of Brooklyn Castle, has started a petition to get Congress to support afterschool programs.
Click here to read the full text of Pobo’s petition then sign the widget below to show your support.
Write to your Representatives
Support Afterschool for America’s Children Act – a bipartisan bill in the Senate (S. 1370) and a companion bill in the House (H. 3821) – reauthorizing the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and supporting the innovative advances occurring in before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs, helping re-engage children in their education and future.
Visit the Afterschool Alliance Policy & Action Center
Volunteer with Citizen Schools!
We are all experts: in our careers, in the lab, or in the garden. Over the course of 10 weeks, just one afternoon a week, you can share your expertise with middle school students and expose them to new opportunities by volunteering with Citizen Schools. Now is your chance to make a real and lasting impact. Visit Citizen Schools to learn more.
If you’re interested in teaching, click on the “Sign Up” button and their staff will follow up with more information.