Carolyne Quintana, Executive Director

Our Vision

The Affinity Schools NYCDOE Citywide Office will help all students realize their fullest potential with the aligned support of the Citywide Office, Superintendent teams, and Affinity Partner organizations.

Our Mission

The Affinity Schools NYCDOE Citywide Office provides support and advocacy for 164 schools across NYC so that each school can enact its unique vision given the context of its Affinity Group affiliation and continuously improve in its efforts to ensure all students’ academic, emotional, and social success.

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Resources to Respond to Racial Inequity and Unrest

This list of resources reflects contributions from, and collaboration across, districts, offices, and departments, to provide our larger NYC community with access to resources, guides, and support. Please use, share, and don’t hesitate to make suggestions, too.

View shared resources to respond to racial inequity and unrest.

Consortium Equity Portfolio: An Introduction and Explanation

The Consortium has created an Equity Portfolio to highlight and share curriculum and school practices around issues of deep concern to us: recognizing and including students’ cultural backgrounds, interests, and lived experience in the design and structures of our schools. Consortium have used this moment of DOE support for “equity-driven innovation” to gather some of its expertise in a portfolio and make it available to schools across and outside the Consortium.

View Consortium's Equity Portfolio resources on the Teacher Exchange.

Summer School 2020

We have continually evolved our policies to meet this unprecedented time, developing and, in some cases, entirely reinventing them to support our students and families. This year, we will offer summer school via remote instruction, allowing us to support more students than ever before. In addition to academic instruction, students participating in these summer school programs will also have opportunities to go on self-paced virtual field trips and engage in daily social-emotional learning activities.

To learn more about summer school 2020, visit the NYC DOEs summer in the city web page.

Coronavirus Updates

Please read this Fact Sheet for more information, and visit at any time for important updates, including ways to fight stigma and bias around this issue. You can also find important information and additional resources by following this link. Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available at this link.

Partner Resources