We are friends of New York City public schools. Whether we attended public school for a short time or a long while, whether we graduated or not. We are the teachers, the administrators, the volunteers. We are the parents, doing what we can to provide for our children. We are the grandchildren of public school students who worked so hard back then to provide for us today. And we are the everyday New Yorkers looking to make a difference in our communities.


Whether our educational experience was one of extraordinary strength or one of frustration, there is one thing we all have in common: our desire to make public schools stronger and better. Please join us in this effort.


We are privileged to have a strong Alumni Council of public school alumni who provide inspiration and motivation for our city’s 1.1 million public school students:

    Rosario Dawson

    Allen Grubman, P.S. 221, Winthrop Jr. High School, Wingate High School

    Joel I. Klein, William Cullen Bryant High School

    Spike Lee, John Dewey High School

    John Leguizamo, Joseph Pulitzer Middle School (I.S.145), Murry Bergtraum High School

    Lucy Liu, Joseph Pulitzer Middle School (I.S.145), Stuyvesant High School

    Anthony Marx, Bronx High School of Science

    Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels

    L. Londell McMillan, Brooklyn Technical High School

    Richard L. Menschel, DeWitt Clinton High School

    Richard D. Parsons, P.S. 45, Shimer Junior High, John Adams High School

    Leonard Riggio, Brooklyn Technical High School

    Marisa Tomei, Edward Murrow High School

    Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, P.S. 36, Francis Lewis High School

    Irwin Winkler


We thank Bank of AmericaLead Corporate Partner of Alumni for Public Schools, whose support makes it possible for all of us to get involved and give back. We also thank NYC Service, our official Service Partner, for providing meaningful volunteer opportunities in our schools.


Alumni for Public Schools is brought to you by The Fund for Public Schools. The Fund plays a pivotal role in improving public education in New York City by:

  • securing funding for critical education reform initiatives
  • helping businesses to create partnerships that support our city’s schools
  • raising public awareness about New York City public schools 


We’d like to hear from you. Do you have thoughts or feedback about Alumni for Public Schools?  Email us at alumni@fundforpublicschools.org


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