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PCSN
The Parents Community Service Network (PCSN) was created to share resources and connect parents who are working on community service projects in their children's schools.  Our members are parents of children in public and private schools throughout New York City and the surrounding area, as well as educators and nonprofit professionals.  Many schools designate a PCSN parent liaison for the year, and some parents attend on their own.  To become a PCSN member, click here.  For a complete listing of PCSN activities, current announcements and project ideas, join our Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/891229567651369/

  • Sustainability: Connecting, Learning, Acting
    Sustainability:  Connecting, Learning, Acting
    March 6, 2017
    An inspiring morning with a wealth of information on service-learning and sustainability.
    Our speakers, Flannery Denny, Ken Higgins and Melissa Elstein, discuss how to grow an environmental advocate.

    Flannery Denny 
    Sustainability Curriculum Project Coordinator and 
    Middle School Math Teacher at Manhattan Country School 

    Ken Higgins 
    Dean of Students, Sustainability Coordinator and Music Teacher at The Town School 

    Melissa Elstein 
    Secretary and Founding Member of the West 80s Neighborhood Association 

    The Event was kicked off by a Resource Fair with participants from City Agencies and Local Environmental Organizations.
    See our Meeting Notes Page for copies of handouts and other resources.

    Our Speakers (front left) Melissa Elstein, Ken Higgins, Flannery Denny, with the PCSN Leadership Committee, Carl Garrison, Sabrina Coughlin, Jariya Wanapun, Karen Weissman, Laurel Skarbinski, Valeska Stupak (Lori Gleeman not pictured).
    Posted Mar 7, 2017, 8:45 AM by PC SN
  • Service as Social Justice: An Interactive Workshop
    A PCSN Seminar
    Service as Social Justice: An Interactive Workshop
    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    Moderators Michelle Wonsley, Tené Howard and Erica Corbin guide PCSN members through 
    discussions on Implicit Bias, Service Social Justice and Critical Service-Learning


    Erica Corbin

    Director of Community Life and Diversity, The Chapin School, Chair, NYSAIS Diversity Committee


    Tene Howard

    Director of Global Outreach, Service and Sustainability, Packer Collegiate Institute


    Michelle Wonsley

    Director of Community Life, The Brearley School


    A Gallery Walk gets to the heart of why PCSN members support community service and 
    service-learning in their children's schools.

    Breakout Discussions

    Our Speakers with the PCSN Leadership Committee.  
    From left to right: Carl Garrison, Laurel Skarbinski, Karen Weissman, 
    Tené Howard, Erica Corbin, Michelle Wonsley, Jariya Wanapun, Valeska Stupak. 

    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 2:33 PM by PC SN
  • Coffee Connection: Service Activities for Earth Day--Completed
    Spring Coffee Connection: Service Activities for Earth Day
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 9:30 - 11:00 am
    On the Upper East Side (email us for details
    Any members with environmental project ideas please let us know if you would be willing to share with the group.
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 2:39 PM by PC SN
  • Service and Smiles: Kindness Tips from Doing Good Together
    DGT has a great FREE resource called Service and Smiles: Kindness Tips from Doing Good Together. You can subscribe on the Doing Good Together website (http://www.doinggoodtogether.org). When you do, each week throughout the school year you’ll get a fun tip to insert in the newsletter you send to families. Included are simple service project ideas, kindness practices and other tips that teach children about caring and compassion. Again, this is at no cost at all to you. If you have questions, you can contact Nassim at nassim@doinggoodtogether.org.
    Posted Oct 23, 2015, 10:08 AM by PC SN
  • Become a PCSN Parent Representative
    PCSN is inviting schools to designate a parent representative to work with us.  The role involves attending three meetings during the school year and sharing what you learn with your school community.  It's that simple--and very rewarding!  Many schools in the New York City area have already signed on.  If you would like to represent your school, or want more information, email  parentscommunityservicenetwork@gmail.com
    Posted Oct 14, 2015, 8:16 AM by PC SN
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