To include as a part of your 2016 New Year activities, please join C3S NYC Coalition of Community Charter Schools ( for the first annual Independent Charter School Fair at The Variety Boys & Girls Club in Long Island City, NY.

On Saturday, January 23, 2016, C3S is inviting families to partake in a community-building, fun-filled educational afternoon, where parents can talk with administrators and staff from numerous independent charter schools from all five boroughs. People of all ages can enjoy arts and crafts, and swimming, in addition to reviewing educational options for their children. There will also be a meet and greet with parent leaders from the various participating schools.

C3S is a member-run organization that pursues a positive and collaborative role for charter schooling as part of NYC’s public education system. Our member schools are located in all five boroughs, serving students of all grade levels with varying needs, and have implemented a range of instructional and organizational models to achieve ultimate success for their students. C3S schools exemplify the diversity, innovation, quality, and commitment to community that embodies the vision of the public charter school movement.

Our goal for the Independent Charter School Fair is to hold a family-friendly community event that also provides information about the excellent charter school options throughout NYC so that families can make the best choices for their individual needs.