Internationals Network for Public Schools designs, develops, and supports public schools for recently-arrived immigrant and refugee students. The 15 International High Schools in NYC support 5,354 immigrant and refugee youth across the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Students attending Internationals Network’s schools are newcomers who have been in the country for four years or less at their time of admission, score at the lowest levels on English language proficiency tests, and are low income. Approximately 92% receive free or reduced lunch and many have interrupted or limited formal educations in their home countries.
International Network’s vision is to ensure that all recent immigrant students who are English Language Learners have access to a quality school education that prepares them for college, career and full participation in democratic society. Despite the many challenges our students face in their personal and academic lives, Internationals Network sees the resilience and spirit our students bring in search of a better life.
Internationals remains the only school development and support organization that specifically addresses the needs of the immigrant and refugee population. We provide a variety of support services to its growing network through school-based and network partnerships with citywide and community-based organizations.
With the support of the John A. Reisenbach Foundation, Internationals Network for Public Schools continues to develop and deliver critical support services to educators of English language learners, who in turn enable at-risk immigrant youth to succeed in high school and beyond, helping to create a safer New York City. To learn more about the International Network for Public Schools, visit their website http://internationalsnetwork.org/.
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